Psycho

  On June 5th, 1975, Talking Heads played their first show, beginning a four-night stand opening for the Ramones at New York’s CBGB. They performed “Psycho Killer” which was written before they were a band. The original three members of Talking...

New Styx

Tommy Shaw says all that’s left for Styx to do on their new album is to record it. “Since the lockdown, we’ve completed writing. It’s all demoed and, you know, if we keep going it’s gonna be...

Ambiguity

On June 3rd, 1970, Ray Davies flew from New York to London to re-record one word in The Kinks‘ “Lola.” Due to a BBC policy barring commercial references in songs, “Coca-Cola” had to be sung as “cherry cola” in order...

Just Rockin It

On this day (June 2) in 1978, Bruce Springsteen’s album Darkness on the Edge of Town was released. The band says it was a fun one to record. Especially the song “Prove It All Night”.  Roy Bittan,...

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...