Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday today with the surprise announcement that he would be releasing a new album, his first release of new music in 38 years.
More on Chuck Berry and his music
- Music author Peter Guralnick explains why Chuck Berry is even greater than you thought (Rolling Stone)
- The Top 10 Chuck Berry songs (Stereogum)
- Chuck Berry's Quiet 1950s Revolution (Billboard)
Possibly the greatest early rock song ever - Johnny B. Goode
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
A California band called the Pendletones recorded a song in 1962 entitled "Surfin."
After the records were pressed, it was discovered that a young promotion worker had changed the band's named to more obviously tie it in with the surfing craze and other California surf bands.
Although the band was furious, the limited budget meant the labels could not be reprinted and the wrong name stuck.
And that's how the Pendletones became the Beach Boys.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Rock has produced some great songs just perfect for the haunting season. We will be featuring such songs periodically until Halloween arrives. Enjoy ... if you dare.Rhiannon - Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
Sunday, October 9, 2016
I have always enjoyed listening to how other artists create cover versions of original songs. Maybe it's because so many of the British Invasion songs that I began listening to in 1964 were covers. Anyway, in this ongoing series of Under the Covers posts, we will offer 2 songs from YouTube, one by the original artist and the other a cover. Hope you enjoy.Season of the Witch - Donovan
Season of the Witch - Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield
1st ENCORE - Season of the Witch - Dr. John
2nd ENCORE - Season of the Witch - Julie Driscoll w/Brian Auger
Monday, October 3, 2016
Rock has produced some great songs just perfect for the haunting season. We will be featuring such classic songs periodically until Halloween arrives. Enjoy ... if you dare.
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon