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THE BAND’s Garth Hudson is celebrating his 81st birthday today. You all are familiar with Garth’s work, so we thought we’d mention this…. Garth was classically trained in piano, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, and first played professionally with dance bands in 1949 at the age of twelve and wrote his first song at the […]

The original British Invasion had an edge to it with certain bands. One of those bands was The Yardbirds. Jim McCarty, the drummer and driving force of their sound is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Jim was also the drummer for Renaissance. The Rock and Roll Hall of fame member is still playing today on […]

The ’27’ club: He started one of the most successful bands in the history of Rock and Roll. The Rolling Stones founding member and their leader, Brian Jones left us 49 years ago today on July 3, 1969. He was just 27 years old. Brian was a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonica, keyboards, sitar and marimba, […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

There are just some albums from unknown bands that just blast straight to the top. It make many struggling musicians wonder “How’d they do that?” One of those albums / bands released their debut LP on June 26th, 1974. The band was Bad Company and it was also the name of the debut LP. Here […]

If you were in one of the biggest bands in the world, how far would you go to promote a new record release? If you were Grand Funk Railroad, you would put up a billboard in New York. But it wouldn’t be a normal billboard. On June 14, 1970, Grand Funk Railroad unveiled their new […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

If THE BAND’s Richard Manuel was still with us, he would have had 75 candles on his birthday cake today. Richard had an incredible talent but, unfortunately he had his hidden demons. Richard took his own life on March 4, 1986, just one month before his 43rd birthday. Even those close to him didn’t see […]

One of the truly great American Rock and Roll bands, The Young Rascals released their self-titled debut LP “The Young Rascals” on March 28, 1966, and rose to #15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and #10 in Cashbox. Most of the songs on the record were covers of songs written or originally performed by […]

There have been many bands / artists that have been told by their record company “either this album is a success or you’re done”. That is what happened to Thin Lizzy. On March 26, 1976 they released their LP “Jailbreak.” It proved to be the band’s commercial breakthrough in the US, and the only Thin […]


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