Daily Archives: April 5, 2015


1928- Tony Williams (member of The Platters; died in 1992)


1935- Peter Grant (manager for Led Zeppelin; former wrestler, film extra, + bodyguard; worked as a tour manager for Bo Diddley, Little Richard + Chuck Berry; died in 1995)

BIMM Bristol - Peter Grant

1939- Ronnie White (member of The Miracles)         76 yrs.

Ronnie White The Miracles 1961

1942- Allan Clarke (vocals w/ The Hollies)         73 yrs.

1942: Alan Clarke, founding

The Hollies w/ Allan Clarke “Carrie Anne” video link here.

1948- Dave Holland (drummer w/ Judas Priest)      67 yrs.

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1950- Agnetha Faltskog (vocals w/ ABBA)       65 yrs.

Agnetha Fältskog - Wikipedia

ABBA w/ Agnetha Faltskog “Fernando” video link here.

1951- Everton Morton (member of The Beat)       64 yrs.   (no photo available)

1954- Stan Ridgeway (member of Wall Of Voodoo; solo)     61 yrs.

Tangento.net - Composers: Film

Wall Of Voodoo w/ Stan Ridgeway “Mexican Radio” video link here.

1961- Jacob Slichter (drummer w/ Semisonic)        54 yrs.

Semisonic, Jacob Slichter on

Semisonic w/ Jacob Slichter “California” audio link here.

1965- Mike McCready (guitarist + founding member of Pearl Jam; also a member of Temple Of The Dog, Mad Season + The Rockfords)            50 yrs.

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam w/ Mike McCready “Yellow Ledbetter” live video link here.

1968- Paula Cole (singer; “I Don’t Want To Wait”)      47 yrs.

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1973- Pharrell Williams (one half of writing duo The Neptunes; produced hits for Jay-Z, Mysitkal + Nelly; “Happy”)     42 yrs.

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These are your birthdays for today, along with video/audio links for a few of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!



On Friday night, I had the opportunity to catch the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Hodi’s Half Note, in Fort Collins. This three-piece American amalgam brings the pride, principals and perspective of living the life you want to. I saw this band about four and a half years ago at Hodi’s Half Note and though the crowd was not a big one, nobody left unimpressed with the sheer power and joy that this Indiana trio leaves on the stage. Since, I started listening to them about seven years ago, they have grown and even smoothed out some of the rougher edges, but the music is growth, not any attempt at being something other than the Big Damn Band.

I got to Hodi’s at  around 9:30 and there were probably eighty or so folks there, but no music. At close to 10 p.m., Austin, TX. trio, Leopold & His Fiction took the stage. The lead singer was quite the performer, not to mention having an almost dustbowl era outfit complete with the strongman mustache. With drums, guitar and bass, they spanned the distance between modern rock and something closer to doo-wop. The more electric sound was not as compelling as the vocal range and delivery on the more soulful tunes. They played for close to forty five minutes and left the stage with about a hundred folks in the crowd.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band went on at close to eleven open with the rip-roaring blues of “Something For Nothing”. They did a trio of songs off of the new album, including the raw power of “Raise A Little Hell” and “Let’s Jump A Train”, and the value of real work on “Dirt”, all of which sounded impeccable. The Reverend pulled out the cigar box guitar for the seasoned “Easy Come Easy Go”. The crowd was urged strongly to participate on “Mama’s Fried Potatoes”. The country blues of “Hell Naw” and the raw playing of “Front Porch Trained” were both fun. The place was really going by the time they got to fan favorite “Clap Your Hands”. More country blues from the cross-roads on “Devils Look Like Angels”. We were treated to the Reverend’s version of Willie Dixon’s “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”, which was no less awesome than Bo Diddley’s cover. The last two songs of the set were from ‘So Delicious’, including the Rev’s love ballad for Washboard Breezy, “Pot Roast & Kisses” and the gospel based “Music & Friends”. Not being ones to leave the fans unsatisfied, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band returned to the stage to perform the call and response of the high-octane “Two Bottles Of Wine”, complete with Breezy lighting her washboard on fire and percussive assistance from Leopold & His Fiction.

The show was kick-ass and both bands helped to bring the energy to a boil at Hodi’s Half Note. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band can’t possibly do much beyond blowing your freakin’ mind and they seem to do it fairly effortlessly. As a member of the audience you can’t do much more than be totally entranced and impacted by the level of energy and enjoyment that the band is having on stage. I would recommend checking them out to anyone who likes music, because regardless of your taste, I can’t imagine not being able to appreciate the ability and passion of the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!