Daily Archives: April 17, 2015


One of the most classic of old-school rock acts, The Doobie Brothers are bringing their unique blend of music to Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre, this Sunday. Despite a five year hiatus in the 1980’s, this band and their songs have endured on the radio since the early 70’s. The band started as a favorite of the biker scene, but soon refined their live sound to incorporate more acoustic instrumentation and a rock, country-western mix. In the mid-70’s, Michael McDonald came into the fold and changed the sound again, with his softer, more soulful vibe. The Doobie Brothers have survived the millenium and recently re-recorded their hits with country music superstars on the perfectly crisp “Southbound”. With original Doobie, Tom Johnston and early member, Patrick Simmons, still in the fold, they are still going and sounding quite good, I might add.


The Doobie Brothers will be playing at Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre in Loveland, this Sunday, 4/19!! The gates open at 3 p.m. and the two openers begin at 4 p.m. The weather will not be very warm and may be a little wet, but it will be a great show for sure.
That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



1934- Don Kirshner (he launched the careers of Carole King, Neil Sedaka and more… ; died in 2011)

Don Kirshner arrives for the 2007 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York

1943- Roy Estrada (bassist w/ Frank Zappa; founding member of Little Feat; convicted sex-offender, serving 25 yrs.)     72 yrs.

ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon

1948- Jan Hammer (keyboardist w/ Mahavishnu  Orchestra, w/ Jeff Beck + solo; “Miami Vice Theme”)       67 yrs.

jan hammer список песен

Jan Hammer “Crockett’s Theme” video link here.

1954- Michael Sembello (guitarist/singer; “Maniac”)   61 yrs.

vocals by Michael Sembello

1955- Pete Shelley (guitar, vocals w/ The Buzzcocks)    60 yrs.

Adam and the Ants with Jordan

The Buzzcocks w/ Pete Shelley “Ever Fallen In Love?” video link here.

1964- Maynard James Keenan (member of Tool, A Perfect Circle + Puscifer)      51 yrs.

Maynard James Keenan

A Perfect Circle w/ Maynard James Keenan “The Outsider” live video link here.

1967- Matt Chamberlain (session drummer; worked w/ Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Kanye West + more)     48 yrs.

Matt Chamberlain closing out

1970- Redman (rapper; member of Wu Tang Clan)    45 yrs.

Redman ft.

Redman “Blow Your Mind” video link here.

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