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4th March 1944, Born on this day, Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter and musician who started his career as the lead singer of the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist. Womack was a prolific songwriter who wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, ‘It’s All Over Now’. Womack died at […]

One of the great guitarist of a generation, Rory Gallagher was born on this day, March 2 in 1947. Rory was lucky that his parents encouraged his interest in music. At age nine, Gallagher received his first guitar, an acoustic from them. He pretty much taught himself to play the guitar and he performed at […]

Styx released their 11th LP “Kilroy Was Here” on this day in 1983. The title came from a famous World War II graffito “Kilroy was here”. It was the final album of original material to be released by the classic Shaw/Panozzo/Panozzo/Young/DeYoung lineup of the band. It was also the last LP by the band to […]

26th February 1928, Born on this day, Fats Domino, (Antoine Domino), singer, pianist, bandleader, songwriter. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, ‘The Fat Man’, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records, an early rock-and-roll record. ‘The Fat Man’ sold one million copies by 1953 and it is widely considered the first rock-and-roll record […]

It may be the most famous chord ever played in music. On Feb. 22, 1967, The Beatles were in Abbey Road Studios working on their song “A Day In The Life”. For the very end of the song, they wanted something unique. They had tried to hum a single chord but that didn’t give them […]

20th February 1950, Born on this day, Walter Becker, bass, guitar, vocals, songwriter with American group Steely Dan who had the 1973 US No.11 single ‘Reeling In The Years’ and nine other US Top 30 hits. Steely Dan’s ‘Two Against Nature’ won a Grammy in 2001 for Album of the year. Becker has produced records […]

Linda Ronstadt had a very good day on Feb. 15, 1975. When the Billboard Charts came out the day, Linda had the #1 single in the country with “You’re No Good. She also had the #1 album in the counrty (US) with “Heart Like A Wheel”. The single and the LP only stayed at #1 […]

Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty declared Feb. 14, 1972 “Steppenwolf Day” in the city. They must have decided that with that honor, they had reached the pinnacle of stardom….. They broke up that day. Kind of gave “Born To Be Wild” a new meaning…. At least they were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall […]

On Valentine’s Day in 1972, Neil Young released his fourth LP titled “Harvest”. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and guest vocals by David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. The album topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and had two hit singles, “Old Man”, […]

Were you worthy 26 years ago? Wayne and Garth gave everyone a Valentine’s Day present when they released their movie “Wayne’s World” on Feb. 14, 1992. The movie had great music, great guests (think Alice Cooper) and a really serious plot line (please detect sarcasm here). The poster said “You’ll laugh, You’ll cry, You’ll hurl”. […]


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