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A Millennial’s Ranking of Classic Artists

By |2019-12-06T13:52:13-06:00December 6th, 2019|

I know that due to age my age, 22, I am not qualified to rank artists from the 60s' 70s' and 80s' from best to worst. However, because I'm excited Elton John is coming back to town - I will see him this time - I decided to rank who I deem the best artists from the 60s', 70s', and 80s' Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Favorite song Roll Me Away Creedance Clearwater Revival Band - Favorite song Fortunate Son Stevie Wonder - Favorite song Don't You Worry Bout a Thing or Signed, Sealed, Delivered Elton John - [...]

54 Years Ago, ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ Went To Number One

By |2019-12-04T10:34:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|

The Byrds' iconic song 'Turn! Turn! Turn!', which was originally written by Pete Seeger in 1959, went to the top of the singles on December 4th, 1965. A song often associated with the protests and events of its time, this classic song originally had more Biblical lyrics, and was inspired by Seeger's record label asking for less protest songs. While looking for potential lead singles for their second album, The Byrds decided to cover the folk tune after Roger McGuinn as it was a favorite of his girlfriend's. The Byrds' version was by far the most popular, and it became an [...]

41 Years Ago, ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ Hit The Number One Spot

By |2019-12-02T12:31:06-06:00December 2nd, 2019|

The classic duet between Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand went to the top of the charts on December 2nd, 1978 - and it was all because of a radio DJ. Originally written as a television show theme song, both Diamond and Streisand recorded their own separate versions of the song. But then, a DJ made a mash-up of the two versions that was so well-received, that the two artists got together and recorded an official duet version of the song. This proved to be successful, skyrocketing to the top of the charts, and spawning an album for Neil Diamond as a [...]

77 Years Ago Today, Jimi Hendrix Was Born

By |2019-11-27T11:52:46-06:00November 27th, 2019|

This day in 1942; guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix was born. Hendrix is often recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in history. He had several top hits such as “Hey Joe,” which hit No. 6 in 1967 and “Voodoo Chile” which hit No. 1 in the UK. He also had a No. 1 album titled “Electric Ladyland” in 1968 in both the US and UK. Making him a prominent figure in musical history. Hendrix died on September 18th 1970 after choking on his own vomit. Source Intern Leah

The Doors Bassist Doug Lubahn Dies at 71

By |2019-11-25T16:52:45-06:00November 25th, 2019|

Doug Lubahn, bass guitarist who appeared on three of The Doors albums, has passed away at the age of 71 on Wednesday (Nov. 20). Lubahn played bass guitar for The Doors in three of their albums including 1967's Strange Days, 1968's Waiting for the Sun, and 1969's Soft Parade. Lubahn was offered to join the band full-time but refused the invitation. He also collaborated with other artists of different genres such as Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, and Ted Nugent. Lubahn's most credited song as a songwriter was with Pat Benatar called "Talk to Me" which was on her 1980 album, Crimes [...]

43 Years Ago, The Band Performed ‘The Last Waltz’

By |2019-11-25T12:07:16-06:00November 25th, 2019|

Canadian country rock band The Band performed their legendary concert on November 25th, 1976 - originally a farewell show that was turned into a concert film and live album aptly titled 'The Last Waltz'. Performed in San Francisco on Thanksgiving night, the show featured a star-studded cast of special guests: Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Neil Young, just to name a few. Due to the day it was being performed, over 500 pounds of cranberry sauce and 220 turkeys were served during the event. After about 12 hours of rehearsal, The Band performed a concert that was turned into [...]

The Beatles Self-Titled, AKA ‘The White Album’, Turns 51 Today

By |2019-11-22T10:23:10-06:00November 22nd, 2019|

After retreating to India for weeks of meditation, The Beatles returned to their home country of England and recorded their longest and most experimental project of their career: the self-titled album that is commonly known as 'The White Album'. Containing two discs and thirty songs clocking in at over 90 minutes, the album contained some of their most beloved songs ('While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Blackbird', 'Helter Skelter') as well as some of their most infamous ones ('Revolution 9', 'The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill'). Across the album, The Beatles experiment with many different styles: ska ('Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da'), tape music ('Revolution [...]

35 Years Ago Micheal Jackson Receives Hollywood Star

By |2019-11-20T15:47:14-06:00November 20th, 2019|

On this day (Nov. 20) in 1984, Micheal Jackson was honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. Thirty-five years ago today, a large crowd of fans gathered around Jackson's star for its unveiling. Micheal Jackson's star is placed outside of Mann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Jackson's star was star number 1,793 on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.   -Intern Megan   sources: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/

Joe Walsh Turns 72 Today

By |2019-11-20T13:05:09-06:00November 20th, 2019|

Joe Walsh, rock legend known for his vocal and guitar work for The Eagles and James Gang, was born on this day in 1947 in Wichita, Kansas. He started by playing the oboe and clarinet, then moved on to bass, and then finally moved on to the guitar while attending Kent State. He joined James Gang in 1969, and first appeared on their 1970 album 'Yer' Album'. They hit it big with the album 'The James Gang Rides Again', which featured their big hit 'Funk #49'. Walsh left James Gang in 1972, and joined The Eagles in 1976 for their career-defining [...]

41 Years Ago, Billy Joel’s ’52nd Street’ Went To Number One

By |2019-11-18T12:04:10-06:00November 18th, 2019|

Legendary rock artist Billy Joel's sixth studio album '52nd Street' went to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 on this day in 1978. The album includes some of Joel's best-known songs, including hit singles 'Big Shot' and 'My Life'. The album's jazz influence is hinted at in the title and cover, which references New York City's 20th-century jazz hotspot (that was also a block away from Joel's record label Columbia). '52nd Street' was listed at 354 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Source -Intern Alex

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