...and it's Windsor time too...this is a personal to Mr. Whoamus; here is a taste of what you missed (not to rub it in or anything). NON's cover of Tom Thumb's Blues, with special guests John on drums, Steve on keys (he's got a Nord Electro Stage 73 - I'd kill for keyboard like that!), and Tom sittin' in on lead guitar. It was pouring, but it didn't dampen our enthusiasm one bit...enjoy, and keep on rockin'! (don't forget Aces Wild at the Hidden Harbor Marina Bar on Saturday!)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
...whole lotta shakin'goin' on ...Today in rock history, in 1957, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" enters the Top Forty, remaining there for 20 weeks. The song gets a boost when Jerry Lee Lewis performs it on The Steve Allen Show on July 28. It peaks at #3 and tops the country and R&B charts. Probably 'nuff said about ol' Jerry Lee and his various scandals, so let's just focus on the music. Here's that original performance from 1957, and a funky cover of this tune, done by George Clinton in 2001. Check 'em out, and keep on rockin'!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
... with a little help from my friends. Today in rock history, in 1940, Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey in Liverpool, England. To build on what Mr. Whoamus stated in a recent blog entry, probably the smartest thing Ringo ever did was develop the concept of the All-Starr Band, where he gives "B List" rock stars (and I mean the term in the kindest way) a chance to play their big hits in an all-star variety format. Mr.Whoamus and I and our spouses took in an All-Starr show at the MN State Fair way back in '01, and I agree that it was probably the finest rock show I've ever seen; that tour featured Greg Lake, Sheila E., Roger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Howard Jones and Mark Rivera. This year, the 11th tour features Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page, Wally Palmar, Rick Derringer and Gregg Bissonette. I'm glad to see that Ringo is still going strong at 70. Let's check out the current tour with this clip of a collage of the hits. Thanks to http://rockhall.com/story-of-rock/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_Starr, and http://www.ringostarr.com/home.php for the info, and keep on rockin'!