Keeping from another chasm of darkness

Monday is Ronnie Wood‘s 73rd birthday, and also the 45th anniversary of his first full show as a member of The Rolling Stones — June 1st, 1975 at the LSU Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his...

Exciting Memories

aul McCartney was asked in the “You Gave Me the Answer” section of his website if he had a favorite studio to work in. He says his studio, The Mill in Sussex, England is “great favorite,” but he adds that...

Fastest Song He ever wrote

John Fogerty celebrates a milestone birthday today (Thursday) as he turns 75. Achieving success first as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival and then on his own, he is an Army veteran and a member of both...

He likes her

Stevie Nicks turns 72 today. She wrote the Fleetwood Mac song “Golddust Woman.  A bit long for a single, it was the B-side of “You Make Loving Fun,” which peaked at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. When...

Like Romeo and Juliet

Bernie Taupin is 70 today was born on (May 22nd), Lyricist for Elton John, they have been writing together for decades. Elton John’s 1975 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was an autobiographical concept album about the struggles...

I know what to do with it

Original Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch is 65 today (May 21st)  His simple drum part made the song “You Got Lucky”.  Actually it was a looped tape of the drum part. Guitarist Mike Campbell...

Trivialities

Just like everyone else, Dennis DeYoung is staying home and going out only when he has to.The voice of suchStyx  classics as “Lady,” “Babe” and “Mister Roboto” injects a little humor into his current life. “You know, I’ve been...

Be Careful What You Hope For

Pete Townshend is 75 today, born on May 19th, 1945. In The Who song “My Generation” Be careful what you hope for. Practically since he wrote it, Pete Townshend has been answering questions about the line declaring,...

Simple

50 years ago today (May 18th, 1970), The Beatles released their final album, Let It Be, in the U.S., 10 days after its British release. The song “Get Back” was simple according to Ringo. He just kept doing...

Stage Fright?

Fleetwood Mac did their first show with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks 45 years ago this Friday (May 15th, 1975) in El Paso, Texas. Stevie has occasionally commented on the show in interviews. It seems to have...