A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Happy 67th Birthday Tom Waits
Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is celebrating his 67th birthday today.
The widely admired composer, performer and actor is among the most celebrated American musicians since coming onto the scene with his 1973 debut LP Closing Time.
His distinctively raspy, deep voice is as recognizable as his illustrative words and stories that make up his often covered songs.
One of those regularly covered compositions is the deep cut from the 1987 Waits LP Franks Wild Years entitled “Way Down In The Hole.”
Many unfamiliar listeners likely were first introduced to the song through the opening credits of HBO’s defunct drama The Wire, which utilized a portion of a rendition by The Blind Boys Of Alabama for the program’s first season in 2002.