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Bob Dylan Adds Electricity To the Mix in 1965

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.

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"The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" - Fixed Show
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2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Paul To Induct Ringo

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

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Eddie Money Kicks Off The Summer Concert Season at DTE Energy Music Theatre

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.

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Jimi Hendrix Soundtracks New Chanel Men’s Cologne Commercial [VIDEO]

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.

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Bruce Springsteen Has an Irish Passport

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.

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Happy Birthday Ry Cooder

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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12 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Fills in for David Letterman

On March 12, 2003, Elvis Costello took on the role of talk show host for the first time when he filled in for David Letterman for the evening.

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Deep Purple In Concert At The Fremont Street Experience
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31 Years Ago: Ian Gillan Leaves Black Sabbath

Ian Gillan’s vocal work with Deep Purple was known for its high-pitched screams and falsettos and a very wide vocal range. In 1983 Ian was invited to join Black Sabbath replacing Ronnie James Dio. It ends up that Mr. Gillian became dissatisfied, especially with the final mix of Born Again

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41 Years Ago: Aerosmith Avoid the Sophomore Jinx With ‘Get Your Wings’

Aerosmith released their second album on March 1, 1974.

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Happy Birthday Neil Schon

Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey and Santana is 61 years old today. The name on his birth certificate reads Neal George Joseph Schon and he was born at the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. It still amazes me the fact that Neil became a member of Carlos Santana's band when he was 15 years old.

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43 Years Ago: ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ Released by Wings

In response to the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland January 30,1972, Paul and Linda McCartney wrote a song about the troubles. The song Give Ireland Back To The Irish was released as Wings’ debut single this week 43 years ago in the UK and was promptly banned by the BBC.

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Kid Rock Blows Out Six Hometown DTE Shows and Adds Two More

Tickets for the Kid Rock's First Kiss : Cheap Date tour went on sale at 10 Tuesday morning, and in what should be a shock to no one, tickets for all six hometown shows blew out in minutes. Due to the overwhelming demand, Kid Rock will be adding two more dates at DTE Energy Music Theatre, which will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, February 28.

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