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Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Buddy is a mainstay of the Chicago blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. During the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters’ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy […]

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. Carlos has been one of those people who was in the right place at the right time. After several years spent working as a dishwasher at a diner in San Francisco and busking for spare change, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. […]

Legendary drummer Michael Shrieve has 69 candles on his birthday cake today. Michael first came to fame when he played drums for Santana. Many people still think that Michael was only 17 years old when he played Woodstock. If you do the math, you will see that he had turned 20 a little over a […]

June 27th is a bad day for legendary bass players. Three years ago today, on June 27, 2015 the music world lost Chris Squire. Chris was a founding member of, the bassist for and the only person to appear on all of the album of Yes. Chris has said that he was influenced by Jack […]

June 27, 1971, was a sad day for many. Bill Graham closed the legendary Fillmore East, the New York version of his equally legendary San Francisco “rock ballroom.” The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Albert King, The Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Country Joe McDonald and Mountain (Leslie West Mountain) were on the bill […]

Legendary and controversial comedian Lenny Bruce gave his last performances on the 24th and 25th of June, 1966 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Also playing those shows were Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The following is from the good Professor Poster: These performances by Lenny were not remembered fondly by Bill Graham, […]

Layne Staley the legendary frontman for Alice in Chains, left us 16 years ago today. The date of his passing is estimated as his body was not found until April 19. (The following is from wikipedia) “On April 19, 2002, Staley’s accountants contacted Staley’s former manager Susan Silver and informed her that no money had […]

Canned Heat’s legendary front man Bob “The Bear” Hite passed away on April 5, 1981. Bob was the lead singer of the blues-rock band, Canned Heat, from 1965 to his death in 1981. Canned Heat came together when Bob was introduced to Alan Wilson by Henry Vestine and the two of them helped convince blues […]

If he were still with us, the legendary Leon Russell would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. Leon was a musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records over the course of his 60-year career. His genres included pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. He was […]


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