... Like My Baby...if you come out to the Minneapolis Eagles Club tonight and hear Aces Wild, you'll hear us attempt this great new Tommy Castro song (among many others). Check out Tommy's version here, and keep on rockin'!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
… or not (at least that's what it says on his tombstone). Today in rock history, in 1935, Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono was born in Detroit, MI. Hard to believe that ol' Sonny, who was 33 years away from his appointment with the big tree on the slopes of Lake Tahoe in 1998, was the big three-oh back in 1965 when “I Got You Babe” hit #1. Other little know facts about Sonny include: 1) He was a high school dropout 2) Born a Catholic, he was really a secret Scientologist 3) He was a champion of the Salton Sea and there is a park there named in his honor. Let's check out “And the Beat Goes On” one more time to celebrate his life, and keep on rockin'! Thanks to www.bgo-records.com/today/today_in_rock_history.htm and www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono for the info.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Today I'd like to give credit to my new favorite band, the Mooseknuckle Brothers Blues Band, out of Elk River, MN. I've had a chance to jam with these guys a couple times in the past week, and they are just a bunch of top-notch players and good guys to boot! Rumor has it that they've got a CD of original music in the works (Ace, our sax player, is going to contribute some wailin' sax to a couple of their tunes), so stay tuned to http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/7152631#!/mooseknucklebros for the release, enjoy this vid of the boys playing "The Sky is Crying" at the Hydrant back last May, a shout out to Brothers Shannon and Todd, and keep on rockin'!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
… actually, it was "The Day the Music Died." On this date in 1979, a commemorative concert is held at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, exactly 20 years after the final show played by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Del Shannon and the Drifters are among the performers. Here's local Mpls faves the Whitesidewalls, who had performed at the 1979 concert, rippin' it up in 2009 with "Peggy Sue." Thanks to http://rockhall.com/story-of-rock/today-in-rock/ for the info, and keep on rockin’!