Saturday, March 30, 2013
On this day in rock history, in 1968: In London, David Bowie makes his debut with the Lindsay Kemp mime troupe in Pierrot in Turquoise. As we all know, he went on to bigger and better things. Here we see Mr. Bowie (aka David Jones), who just put out a new album after a 10 year absence from the scene , yesterday and today. Thanks to http://www.thisdayinrock.com/index.php/general/1968-in-london-david-bowie-makes-his-debut/ for the info, and keep on rockin'! Sorry, no embedding allowed for this clip: http://youtu.be/iFXsrFo2-bU
Friday, March 15, 2013
Today in Rock History, in 2004, Kid Rock presents Michigan born Bob Seger for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rock counts Seger among those who influenced him. Meanwhile, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm issues a proclamation declaring Bob Seger Day. Bob is still out there tearing up concert halls; he’s on tour currently. Let’s hear some vintage Seger, as well as a tune from his induction. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
On this date in rock history, in 1968, the definitive (and lengthy – 16:51) version of “Toad” is recorded at Fillmore West in San Francisco (2nd show). The original studio-take appears on Cream’s debut “Fresh Cream.” This version is found on the studio/live “Wheels Of Fire,” the first double-album to go platinum. Much has been written of the legendary Ginger Baker, arguably the best of the rock drummers, but only now, with the release of this documentary, can we see what he was really like – apparently the man needs anger management classes! Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’, but in a kinder and gentler manner!