Friday, January 25, 2013
Today in rock history, in 2010, Gregg Allman's solo album “Low Country Blues” hits stores. The Allman Brothers Band co-founder says the album was largely influenced by listening to late night radio as a kid growing up in Florida. Great to hear Gregg getting back to the blues again and paying tribute to his influences. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Today in rock history, in 1994: Donny Osmond of the Osmonds and Danny Bonaduce of the Partridge Family appear in a three-round charity boxing match. The fight was created after Osmond taunted Bonaduce at the gym they both frequented. Bonaduce won the split decision. Boys, boys, boys – how many times have I told you, no fighting! Now that they’re old enough to know better (you’d think!), if you can stand it, let’s take a look at some vids from these boys when they were in their prime. Thanks to http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/january17.htm, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Apparently he was weeping, too…On this date in rock history, in 1969, a frustrated George Harrison quits The Beatles. John Lennon suggests getting Eric Clapton as Harrison’s replacement. Harrison returns less than a week later. What would the Beatles have been like with Eric Clapton on lead guitar? Check out this vid to find out (with Keef on bass and Mitch on drums, no less). Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Friday, January 4, 2013
Today in rock history, in 1986, Thin Lizzy bassist/singer, Phil Lynott, dies of complications (heart failure and pneumonia) from a drug overdose. I’ve always been a big fan of ‘Lizzy. I don’t know what it was – perhaps the twin lead guitar snarl of guitarists Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham, Phil’s unique lead vocal stylings, or the over the top bombast of drummer Brian Downey – but their 1977 album “Live and Dangerous” ranks up there in my top 10 live albums of all time. They did reform – most recently with the line-up of original members Downey and Gorham, Def Leppard guitarist Viv Campbell, Darren Wharton on keys, Marco Mendoza on bass, and singer Ricky Warwick – most recently touring in 2011 and an album of new material to be released in 2012. Here’s a vid from their ‘70’s golden age. Enjoy – thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html, and keep on rockin’!