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Long John Baldry would have turned 77 years old today. We are sure that many of you are very familiar with him, but there are some who may be familiar with his name, don’t fully understand the role he played in the British music scene. This is from wikipedia and is a great summary of […]

David Johansen is celebrating his 68th birthday today. He is best known as a member of the seminal protopunk band The New York Dolls. He is also known for his work under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter. Did you ever get into the music of The New York Dolls? Happy Birthday David / Buster!! Read It […]

Joan Baez turns 77 years old today. Joan performed at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and there again in 2009 (The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival) for the Festival’s 50th […]

Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham would have turned 87 years old today. Bill’s life started out in Germany and fled from Germany to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage […]

Kenny Loggins is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Early in Kenny’s songwriting career, he wrote songs for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. When he got his record deal, they assigned producer Jim Messina to work with him. Needless to say, it worked out very well when they became Loggins & Messina. Kenny has had a […]

If he were still with us, Sam Phillips would have turned 95 years old today. Sam is best known for ‘discovering’ Elvis Presley. He also ‘discovered’ Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and many others. Here’s a very brief, edited history of Sam: In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ and […]

Today we are remembering Thin Lizzy’s bassist and frontman Phil Lynott who passed away 32 years ago today on Jan. 4, 1986. He died of pneumonia and heart failure due to septicemia at the age of 36. Any time we hear either “The Boys Are Back In Town” or “Jailbreak” we feel the need to […]

It was 21 years ago today that we lost Randy California. Some of you may not be familiar with Randy, so here is a little background on him. His birth name was Randy Wolfe. When he was 15 years old when his mother Bernice Pearl and new stepfather, Ed Cassidy (later to become a founding […]

Michael George Churchill has 69 candles on his birthday cake today. You will probably know him better by his stage name Chick Churchill. Chick was the keyboardist Ten Years. After his days in TYA, he continued writing music for television commercials and then became a professional photographer. He has participated in a Ten Years After […]

The uber talented Morgan Fisher has 67 candles on his birthday cake today. From 1966 to 1970, Fisher played the organ with the soul / pop band, The Soul Survivors, who in 1967 renamed themselves Love Affair. They had a number one hit single in 1968 with “Everlasting Love”, while Fisher was taking a break […]

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