Dateline June 15, 1941 – A happy father had a son*, Harry Edward Nilsson III. There was a time I listed my Top Three artists as Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, ...
An example of a “coal porter,” a man who delivers the coal. © 2012 Friedrich Seidenstücker, from the MoMa collection Another example of a coal porter is a rail car for coal. It’s my opinion that ...
Dateline June 3, 1906 – Chanteusse Josephine Baker is born. Is there any doubt that had Josephine Baker been born White, she’d have been a huge star in ‘Merka who ...
The greatest LP of the entire Rock era was released 45 years ago today. The Beatles masterpiece was a revelation, a concept album with a gatefold cover (already done by ...
Dateline May 28, 1917 – Papa John Creach, violinist, was born on this day and would have turned 95, had he not had the misfortune of dying in 1994. Creach ...
“Thursday (Here’s Why I Did Not Go To Work Today)” has always been one of my favourite Harry Nilsson tunes. It comes from Sandman, a latter day effort. Harry’s voice ...
Dateline: May 12, 1960 – Elvis Presley, newly returned from the U.S. Army, serving Uncle Sam, makes his first network tee vee appearance with Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra:   And ...
Dateline 1970 – The Beatles released “The Long and Winding Road” on this day. It would turn out to be the last single The Beatles ever released in ‘Merka. A month earlier, ...
The Bonzo Dog Band Happy Birthday to Dennis Cowan, celebrating the big Six Five today. Dennis was bassist for the Bonzo Dog Band, originally The Bonzo Dog Dada Band, then The ...
Jamaica mourns one of her native sons in the passing of Lloyd Brevett, original bassist for The Skatalites, at the age of 80. Brevett was there at the beginning. It ...
Willie Nelson turns 79 today and he’s still going strong, dropping his new CD “Heroes” next month, featuring Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Sheryl Crow, among ...
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared today Duke Ellington Day, on what would have been the 110th birthday of the musical legend.  Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington died in ...

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