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Robert Allen Zimmerman is celebrating his 77th birthday today. When he started performing, he changed his name to Elston Gunn. He only used that name for a short time before changing it again to Bob Dylan. If you could go to his birthday party tonight and he said he would sing you just one song, […]

Robert Blackwell would have turned 100 years old today. Robert was much better known as “Bumps” Blackwell. Bumps kind of did it all, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, and was best known for his work overseeing the early hits of Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Lloyd Price, […]

8th May 1911, Born on this day, American blues singer-songwriter Robert Johnson. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 influenced later generations including Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Eric Clapton (Cream covered ‘Crossroads), The Rolling Stones (‘Love In Vain’). Johnson is now recognised as a master of the blues. He died on 16th August 1938 at […]

Robert Plant was the featured guest on the season-six premiere of Dan Rather’s AXS TV show, “The Big Interview”, on March 13. You can now watch the entire episode below. In “The Big Interview”, legendary newsman Dan Rather sits down with some of the most celebrated figures from all across the entertainment spectrum. The current […]

9th February 2009, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant took home five prizes for his collaboration with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss at this year’s Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles. The duo won album of the year for Raising Sand and record of the year for ‘Please Read The Letter.’ Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-raising-sand/ reDiscover Robert Plant and Alison Krauss ‘Raising Sand’ – uDiscover Not even Robert Plant and Alison Krauss themselves could have imagined the worldwide impact of their 2007 collaboration. Today we reDiscover ‘Raising Sand.’ Read it here

There were many times Ed Sullivan (the TV host from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s) didn’t want artists to perform the songs that they wanted to do, or at least change the lyrics. (Think Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley and The Doors). When Ed made that decision, he sent in Robert Arthur to re-write the lyrics […]


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