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Paul Rodgers is celebrating his 68th birthday today. Paul has had success as the lead singer of the bands ‘Free’, ‘Bad Company’, ‘The Law’ and ‘The Firm’ to name a few, he has had a very impressive solo career and he has toured with ‘Queen with Paul Rodgers.” Many of his fans call him “The […]

The word first heard “Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes” 48 years ago today when David Bowie released his fourth LP “Hunky Dory” on Dec. 17, 1971. It was his first album on RCA, which would be his label for the next decade. The record received ‘artfull’ reviews that said things like the record has “a […]

10 years ago today, we lost Dan Fogelberg. Dan was an immensely talented musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He is best known for his early 1980s hits, including “Longer”, “Leader of the Band”, and “Same Old Lang Syne” and […]

Today we are remembering Nicolette Larson who passed away 20 years ago today on Dec. 16, 1997. She is perhaps best known for her work in the late 1970s with Neil Young, as well as her 1978 cover of Young’s “Lotta Love”. The song, her debut single, was a Number One Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks […]

A-Z of music. Today is K for The Kinks. Do you have a favourite Kinks track? http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/the_kinks Read it here

Here is another 50 years ago today post. This is a sad one. On Dec.10, 1967, Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays were scheduled to play a concert at The Factory in Madison. They never made it to the show. That day, Otis, four members of The Bar-Kays, his manager and his pilot were killed as […]

Today we are remembering the late Rick Danko who passed away 18 years ago on Dec. 10, 1999. Rick was a founding member of THE BAND. Some would question that statement as The Band grew out of The Hawks who were Ronnie Hawkins’ band. Rick joined them after they were already performing, and before they […]

The Reverend Richard Wayne Penniman is celebrating his 84th birthday today. He is very possibly the most influential person in the history and evolution of Rock and Roll. You will know him better by his stage name of Little Richard. We could go on for days about him, but here is just a little to […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington is celebrating his 66th birthday today. Besides being a founding member of Skynyrd, he is also a founding member of The Rossington-Collins Band along with former Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmate, Allen Collins. On Labor Day weekend in 1976, Rossington and fellow Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins were both involved in separate auto accidents […]

Frank Zappa left us 24 years ago today on Dec. 4th of 1993. There are those who think his music was ‘silly’. To those people we can only say Frank taught / challenged so many to be creative. His influence will probably never be totally understood. What is your favorite work by Frank? RIP Frank. […]


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