… or not…Today in rock history, in 1976, The Who secures its place as the World's Loudest Rock Band with a 120-decibel, 76,000-watt blast of a performance at Charlton Athletic Grounds in London. The record would stand for nearly a decade. Huh? What did you say? This could be one of the reasons Pete Townsend (and me, for that matter), can’t hear squat these days. Let’s enjoy a vid from Pete and the boys from that gig, thanks to http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/may31.htm for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Friday, May 25, 2012
... and I'm gonna make it home tonight...some of my constant readers may know of my retirement plan to hit the road again drivin' those big rigs. To that end, after attending a 16 hour refresher course at a local driving school, I secured my "Class A" CDL on 5-9. I am ready to roll now, for when retirement time is right. So in honor of my achievement, I thought I'd find a unique cover of the ol' Dave Dudley song, and here is Steve Earle and the Dukes beltin' out this tune back in '87. Keep on rockin' and of course, keep on truckin'!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
On this date in rock history, in 1966, Bob Dylan, who had recently "gone electric" and added rock and roll instruments to his folk music, appears at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England; just before he begins a version of his latest hit, "Like A Rolling Stone," a member of the audience, a folk purist angry at the move to rock, shouts out, "Judas!" Dylan responds with "I don't believe you," adding, "You're a liar!" Then proceeds to tell the band to play the song "f****** loud." Or did it really happen that way? Here’s another view…Thanks to http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/may17.htm for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Friday, May 11, 2012
On this date in rock history, in 1975, Cher's new boyfriend, rocker Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, appears as a guest on her CBS-TV show Cher. Here’s the “softer” side of Greg with Cher before things went “south.” You can also read all about it in excerpts from Gregg’s new biography “My Cross to Bear:” http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-book-excerpt-gregg-allmans-my-cross-to-bear-20120427. Thanks to http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/may11.htm for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Today in rock history, in 1964, Stevie Wonder, performing "Fingertips," makes his debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Here is the 14 year old harmonica “wonder” playing a Hohner chromatic, and doin' the Watusi and the Frug (or whatever they were) to boot...Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin'!