... has got me on the run...Cold Turkey is what we're havin' today, for sure! Enjoy the post, please don't try to kick your drug habit today, and keep on rockin'!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
… out on a lark…Since today is a pretty “blah” day in rock history (it’s true – there are days when not much of interest actually happened in rock history), it’s time to relive some of my own. The time is the Summer of 1968, the place is a gravel pit in rural Buena Vista county, IA, and yours truly is about to get in some real hot water with the local gendarmes, who apparently have nothing else to do but hassle teenagers on this hot August night. Wanna find out more about it? Check out this original song (the best inspiration for songwriting always comes from actual experience), but don’t believe everything you hear…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
… but good people…today, in rock history, in 1944, Bonnie Bramlett, of Delaney and Bonnie, fame, is born in Alton, Il. She made history as the first Caucasian female to sing with Ike and Tina Turner as one of the "Ikettes". She eventually moved to Los Angeles, where she met fellow singer Delaney Bramlett in 1967 at a bowling alley gig for his band, The Shindogs (anybody else remember "Shindig?"). They were married within the week, teamed up to form Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (including Eric Clapton), and the rest is rock and roll history. While D&B&F disbanded in 1972, she is still recording and performing today, releasing “I’m Still the Same” in 2002 and appearing as a back-up singer for country artist Shooter Jennings in 2006. Let’s sample some vintage D&B&F, thanks to http://www.bgo-records.com/today/today_in_rock_history.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Bramlett for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Today in Rock History, in 1944, Keith Emerson was born in Todmorgen, England. Best known for his work with Emerson, Lake and Palmer, he was also known for doing terrible things to a Hammond organ in his first band, the Nice (oh it breaks my heart, to see those stars, smashing a perfectly good – do I have to spell it out for you?) Further proof that Hammonds are truly indestructable. Check out this bit of mayhem, thanks to http://www.bgo-records.com/today/today_in_rock_history.htm and http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Emerson, and keep on rockin'!