… two for the show…Today in rock history, in 1956, Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” enters the pop charts. Carl, along with Elvis, Johnny and Jerry Lee, was a pioneering Sun Records artist and George Harrison's favorite guitarist. While other Sun artists moved over to the country “dark side,” Carl continued to record rockabilly classics until his death in 1998. Slim pickin’s today, since leap day happens about once every four years, so this is what we got. Here’s an obscure, really funky cover of the tune done by none other than Jimi Hendrix. Be patient; they finally get into the song at about 2:23. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
… honey, what’s got into ya? Today in rock history, in 1971, a London performance of “200 Motels” by Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention is cancelled because Royal Albert Hall officials deem the material obscene. Oh c’mon! It depends on your definition of “obscene,” I guess, you’ll just have to judge for yourself. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
… Yeah, right, Rod! Today in rock history, in 1970. the Faces play their first gig. It’s in Southampton, England. The band consists of ex-Small Faces Ronnie Lane (bass), Ian McLagen (keyboards) and Kenney Jones (drums). They are augmented by former Jeff Beck Group members, Rod Stewart (vocals) and Ron Wood (guitar). Hey, isn’t that Rod’s Lamborghini? Check out this interview from 1970, and a link to a great Faces concert from 1972. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!