14 Feb 1961 The Beatles performed at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool, and at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool where they played a special Valentine’s Day show. Paul McCartney sang Elvis Presley‘s ‘Wooden Heart’, wearing a wooden heart pinned to his coat, covered with satin and embroidered with the names “John”, “Paul”, “George”, and “Pete”. The heart was raffled off, andContinue reading “Music Trivia”
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Dire Straits Tribute
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1995. Their first single, “Sultans of Swing“, from their 1978 self-titled debut album, reached theContinue reading “Dire Straits Tribute”
1954 – Frank SinatraThe first ‘teen idol’, was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Three Coins In The Fountain,’ the singer’s first UK No.1. The song was The Academy Award winning Best Original Song of 1954.
This Day In Music
1963 – The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You’, the group’s second No.1. It became the biggest seller of the year and the biggest selling Beatles single in the UK.
Keep My Heart @ Pandora
If you stream your music at Pandora, You can play the entire Keep My Heart album at Pandora. Here’s the link to get there. Click the button below!
You’ve Never Heard It Like This
Great musician performing covers in his own style. Take a look at Jay Howie playing Tied to the Whipping Post by the Allman Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1xV1Orb_E4
Francis Scott Key pens “The Star-Spangled Banner”
On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort M’Henry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key wasContinue reading “Francis Scott Key pens “The Star-Spangled Banner””
Mo’s House Rules (remembering the band)
Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since I hung out with Mo Budlong and the gang. I was sorting through my CD collection and found Mo’s House Rules “I Love Rock n Roll”. I connected with the group through Jeff Wilson. No relation to the Wilson brothers but drummer Ron Swallow was a roadContinue reading “Mo’s House Rules (remembering the band)”
The Best of the Best – Bonamassa, Emmanuel & Smith
This Month In Music History
August 1 • 1942: Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is born Jerome John Garcia • 1981: MTV is seen in 2.1 million homes during its first day on the air August 3 • 1972: The Eagles perform at the Denver Coliseum. August 4 • 1958: Billboard magazine debuts its “Hot 100” record list AugustContinue reading “This Month In Music History”