After years of delay, on March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton finally married Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of his friend George Harrison and the inspiration for the songs "Something," "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight."
The Doors debut album and one of the most-played songs on the radio during the 20th century "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers and the sounds of a pioneering children’s program are among the recordings recently selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
Ric Ocasek of The Cars is celebrating his 66th. birthday today. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he would move to Cleveland with his parents. It's in Ohio where 16 year old Ric meets up with Benjamin Orr and the seed would be planted that would flower with a move to Boston and The Cars would blossom.
Fifty years ago today Bob Dylan released his first album that would make it into top 10 charts. The LP called Bringing It All Back Home was put down by Bob’s folk music followers because part of the recording featured electric guitars. With the help of Subterranean Homesick Blues the first track released as a single, Bob Dylan’s fan base would expand.
Ringo Starr will be the last member of the Fab Four to enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and he’ll be inducted by his former band mate, Paul McCartney, in Cleveland next month. He was selected in the music excellence category. Joh
The tradition continues when Eddie Money makes his annual start-of-the-season appearance to help put into gear DTE Energy Music Theatre’s 2015 summer concert season on Friday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $34.50 in the pavilion and $10 on the lawn go on sale this Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m.
Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” is featured in a new commercial for Chanel’s Blue de Chanel. This spot is the latest in a list of ads soundtracked by Jimi including commercials by Citi and Pepsi using Purple Haze.
Over the weekend I found out Bruce Springsteen’s great, great grandmother and my grandfather both spent time in the town of Mullingar and were born 20 miles from each other. According to an article in the Westmeath Examiner, Bruce was presented with his Irish passport and his great, great grandmother’s birth certificate a couple of years ago in Ireland. Ann Garrity lived in Mullingar before leaving for America where she settled in New Jersey on Leopold Street: the same street Bruce was born 70 years later.
One of my favorite musical artists Ry Cooder Is celebrating his birthday today. He was born in Los Angeles, on March 15, 1947. Either you know about Ry or you've never heard of him. If it's the latter you owed to yourself to find about about his very talented musician.
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