Today In Rock History
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Just like music and bands, the blogs that cover them go through changes. And today marks one of those changes.
I will no longer be publishing Rock of Agers.
But I can still provide you with a daily music fix. I am now curating and publishing a new music blog - DC Notes: The Best of Music in the Nation's Capital. The blog will still be about music,but we will be looking at the contemporary scene, as well as music for Rock of Agers fans. Of course, as the new name implies, we will be exploring all types of music of the past, present, and future through a DC-Centric language.
If you are a devoted follower of Classic Rock, you will find posts there of great interest. In fact, 2 of our earliest DC Notes posts deal with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan performances in the nation's capital.
So whether you are a regular Rock of Agers follower or someone who just stumbled upon this page, I hope you will check out our new DC Notes: The Best of Music in the Nation's Capital by clicking here.
And, if you like what you find there, I hope you will become a regular reader.
So, as a Rock of Agers farewell, I wish you peace and good rockin' tonight and every night of a music-filled life.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
It may not be easy being green, but as this list of green songs demonstrates, it’s simple enough to
write about it. There are dozens of great classic rock tracks written from an emerald-tinted mind-set.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve selected 10 of the best, which find artists from Fleetwood
Mac to Creedence Clearwater Revival and Steely Dan singing about green eyes, earrings, rivers,
and whatever the heck a “manalishi” is ...
Monday, March 16, 2015
At one point during the recent television special honoring the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live,” a door on the set opened, and Keith Richards emerged to enthusiastic applause. Wearing a black jacket and slacks, his white shirt billowing out of his pants, Richards strode with his customary swagger down a short flight of stairs to center stage. As always, he looked like that was exactly where he belonged. The only thing missing was a cigarette—and his guitar.
“In the early Sixties, a band came out of England and it changed the world,” he said, his voice a honey-and-gravel growl. He paused for effect. “But enough about the Rolling Stones,” he continued, smiling. “Ladies and gentlemen, Paul McCartney.”
It was a moment like so many over the course of the past half-century and counting. The Beatles and the Stones, the twin peaks of Sixties rock & roll, circling each other in a dance they had come to know so well.
To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in Cuepoint, click here.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
As this photo gallery of Rolling Stones Albums Ranked Worst to Best makes clear, the Stones really
are a band of wealth and taste. We’re not talking money or that iconic tongue logo; this is about the
group’s armload of album releases, dating back to 1964. There are a lot of them (24 by our method –
more on that in a minute), and the vast majority range from pretty good to phenomenally classic.
Even the “bad” Stones records manage to showcase a consistency, drive and tunefulness worthy of
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
It’s as predictable as a power chord in a rock ballad: Sooner or later, a candidate will play a catchy song on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, and the artist who wrote it will complain. Headlines ensue. Lawsuits may be filed. We got a taste of the music-meets-politics dynamics during last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, when no bit of stagecraft went unnoticed, including the music playing as each GOP presidential wannabe took the stage. Metallica for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Ben Carson entered to “Life Is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. AC/DC’s “Back in Black” blared for former Texas governor Rick Perry.
To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in The Washington Post, click here
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