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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN GORE, SLASH, ALISON KRAUSS & More…

1935- Cleveland Duncan (The Penguins; “Earth Angel”; died in 2012)

1944- Dino Danelli (drummer w/ The Young Rascals; “Groovin”)           72 yrs.

1946-Andy Mackay (sax + woodwinds w/ Roxy Music; “Virginia Plain”)          70 yrs.

1950- Blair Thornton (guitar w/ Bachman Turner Overdrive; “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”)        66 yrs.

Bachman Turner Overdrive w/ Blair Thornton “Let It Ride” live video link here.

1952- Janis Siegel (singer w/ Manhatten Transfer; “Boy From New York City”)       64 yrs.

Manhatten Transfer w/ Janis Siegel “Boy From New York City” live video link here.

1961- Martin Gore (keyboards + vocals w/ Depeche Mode; “People Are People”, “Strange Love”, “Everything Counts” + more)            55 yrs.

Depeche Mode w/ Martin Gore “Enjoy The Silence” live video link here.

1964- Nick Menza (drummer w/ Megadeth; “Symphony Of Destruction”; died in 2016)

1964- Tim Kellett (trumpet + keyboards w/ Simply Red; “Holding Back The Years”)               52 yrs.

1965- Rob Dickinson (vocals w/ Catherine Wheel; “Black Metallic”)          51 yrs.

Catherine Wheel w/ Rob Dickinson “Black Metallic” live video link here.

1965- Saul Hudson a.k.a. Slash (guitarist w/ Guns N’ Roses; “Paradise City”, “November Rain”, “Welcome To The Jungle” + more…; fronted Slash’s Snakepit; guitarist w/ Velvet Revolver; “Fall To Pieces”)          51 yrs.

Slash & Myles Kennedy “Sweet Child O’ Mine” live video link here.

1971- Alison Krauss (singer/songwriter; “Forget About It” + “Let Me Touch You For Awhile”; tours + records w/ Union Station; released album w/ Robert Plant; “Please Read The Letter”; record-setting Grammy wins)            45 yrs.

Alison Krauss “Stay” live video link here.

1971- Chad Gracey (drummer w/ Live)         45 yrs.

1980- Michelle Williams (member of Destiny’s Child; “Survivor”)        36 yrs.

Destiny’s Child w/ Michelle Williams “Say My Name” video link here.

1981- Steve ‘Stevo 32’ Jocz (drummer w/ Sum 41)            35 yrs.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESMOND DEKKER, STEWART COPELAND, ED KOWALCZYK & More…

1938- Tony Jackson (bass + vocals w/ The Searchers; “Needles & Pins”; died in 2003)

The History of Tony Jackson ~

1941- Desmond Dekker (singer w/ The Aces; died in 2006)

recorded a Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker “Israelites” live video link here.

1944- Thomas Boggs (drummer w/ The Box Tops; “The Letter”; died in 2008)

Thomas Boggs (drummer with The

1952- Stewart Copeland (drummer w/ The Police ; “Walking In Your Footsteps”, “King Of Pain + More…; member of Curved Air; member of Oysterhead w/ Trey Anastasio of Phish and Les Claypool of Primus; has done soundtrack work)       64 yrs.

Stewart Copeland Fine Art

The Police w/ Stewart Copeland “Message In A Bottle” live video link here.

1971- Edward Joel Kowalczyk (singer w/ Live; “I Alone”, “Pain Lies On The Riverside” + “Iris”; solo artist)                45 yrs.

Ed Kowalczyk Photo #1

Live w/ Ed Kowalczyk “I Alone” live video link here.

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM MORELLO, TIM BURGESS, CEE-LO GREEN & More…

1944- Lenny Davidson (member of Dave Clark Five)       72 yrs.

Lenny Davidson

1955- Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon (member of The Clash)                      61 yrs.

Topper Headon of the Clash

The Clash w/ Nicky Headon “Radio Clash” live video link here.

1960- Stephen Duffy (singer, songwriter, guitarist + co-founding member of Duran Duran, Lilac Time + Me Me Me; solo artist)                           51 yrs.

Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time

1964- Tom Morello (guitarist w/ Rage Against The Machine + Audioslave; released music under the moniker Night Watchman)           52 yrs.

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Rage Against The Machine w/ Tom Morello “Bulls On Parade” video link here.

1967- Sven Pipien (bassist w/ The Black Crowes)                     49 yrs.

Bajista actual, Sven Pipien

1968- Tim Burgess (vocals w/ The Charlatans U.K.; solo artist)
48 yrs.

Tim Burgess, musician

Charlatans U.K. w/ Tim Burgess “The Only One I Know” video link here.

1971- Patrick Dalheimer (bassist for Live)                     45 yrs.

21, 2007Patrick Dahlheimer

1975- Thomas Callaway a.k.a. Cee-Lo Green (singer, rapper, songwriter + record producer w/ Goodie Mob + Gnarls Barkley; solo artist; judge on The Voice)      41 yrs.

Cee Lo Green sparkled during

Gnarls Barkley w/ Cee-Lo Green “Crazy” 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!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONALD ‘DUCK’ DUNN, CLEM BURKE, JOHN SQUIRE & More…

1939- Jim Yester (guitar + vocals w/ The Association; “Windy”)            76 yrs.

The Association w/ Jim Yester “Windy” live video link here.

1941- Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn- (bassist w/ Booker T & The MG’s; “Green Onions”; toured w/ Steve Cropper + Eddie Floyd)             74 yrs.

Booker T & The MG’s w/ Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn “Green Onions” live video link here.

1941- Pete Best (drummer w/ The Beatles from 1960-1962)               74 yrs.

1943- Robin Williamson (multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter + founding member of The Incredible String Band)               72 yrs.

The Incredible String Band w/ Robin Williamson “Painting Box” live video link here.

1944- Bev Bevan (drummer w/ The Move + Electric Light Orchestra; “Don’t Bring Me Down”; UK radio presenter)            71 yrs.

1955- Clem Burke (drummer w/ Blondie; “Heart Of Glass”)               60 yrs.

Blondie w/ Clem Burke “Heart Of Glass” live video link here.

1957- Chris Hayes (member of Huey Lewis & The News; “The Power Of Love”)            58 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1962- John Squire (guitarist w/ The Stone Roses; “Fool’s Gold”; member of The Seahorses)
53 yrs.

1962- Gary Stonadge (bassist w/ Big Audio Dynamite)        53 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1964- Tony Rombola (guitarist w/ Godsmack)            51 yrs.

1970- Chad Taylor (guitarist w/ Live; “Pain Lies On The Riverside”)           45 yrs.

Live w/ Chad Taylor “Operation Spirit” live video link here.

These are today’s birthdays, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM MORELLO, CEE-LO GREEN & More…

1944- Lenny Davidson (member of Dave Clark Five)       71 yrs.

Lenny Davidson

1955- Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon (member of The Clash)     60 yrs.

Topper Headon of the Clash

The Clash w/ Nicky Headon “Radio Clash” live video link here.

1960- Stephen Duffy (singer, songwriter, guitarist + co-founding member of Duran Duran, Lilac Time + Me Me Me; solo artist)
55 yrs.

Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time

1964- Tom Morello (guitarist w/ Rage Against The Machine + Audioslave; released music under the moniker Night Watchman)           51 yrs.

Tom-Morello_aap_1200.jpg

Rage Against The Machine w/ Tom Morello “Bulls On Parade” video link here.

1967- Sven Pipien (bassist w/ The Black Crowes)      48 yrs.

Bajista actual, Sven Pipien

1968- Tim Burgess (vocals w/ The Charlatans U.K.; solo artist)
47 yrs.

Tim Burgess, musician

Charlatans U.K. w/ Tim Burgess “The Only One I Know” video link here.

1971- Patrick Dalheimer (bassist for Live)    44 yrs.

21, 2007Patrick Dahlheimer

1974- Thomas Callaway a.k.a. Cee-Lo Green (singer, rapper, songwriter + record producer w/ Goodie Mob + Gnarls Barkley; solo artist; judge on The Voice)      41 yrs.

Cee Lo Green sparkled during

Gnarls Barkley w/ Cee-Lo Green “Crazy” 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!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONALD ‘DUCK’ DUNN, CLEM BURKE & More…

1939- Jim Yester (guitar + vocals w/ The Association; “Windy”)            75 yrs.

The Association w/ Jim Yester “Windy” live video link here.

1941- Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn- (bassist w/ Booker T & The MG’s; “Green Onions”; toured w/ Steve Cropper + Eddie Floyd)             73 yrs.

Booker T & The MG’s w/ Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn “Green Onions” live video link here.

1941- Pete Best (drummer w/ The Beatles from 1960-1962)               73 yrs.

1943- Robin Williamson (multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter + founding member of The Incredible String Band)               71 yrs.

The Incredible String Band w/ Robin Williamson “Painting Box” live video link here.

1944- Bev Bevan (drummer w/ The Move + Electric Light Orchestra; “Don’t Bring Me Down”; UK radio presenter)            70 yrs.

1955- Clem Burke (drummer w/ Blondie; “Heart Of Glass”)               59 yrs.

Blondie w/ Clem Burke “Heart Of Glass” live video link here.

1957- Chris Hayes (member of Huey Lewis & The News; “The Power Of Love”)            57 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1962- John Squire (guitarist w/ The Stone Roses; “Fool’s Gold”; member of The Seahorses)
52 yrs.

1962- Gary Stonadge (bassist w/ Big Audio Dynamite)        52 yrs.
No Photo Available.

1964- Tony Rombola (guitarist w/ Godsmack)            50 yrs.

1970- Chad Taylor (guitarist w/ Live; “Pain Lies On The Riverside”)           44 yrs.

Live w/ Chad Taylor “Operation Spirit” live video link here.

These are today’s birthdays, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

 

Album Review: GARY CLARK JR. “LIVE” IS ELECTRIFYING!!!!

This week saw some big name artists release some new material. Names like Lenny Kravitz, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen have new albums out as of yesterday. After a little sampling, I narrowed it down to a couple choices for a review and finally found myself with no choice, because I couldn’t ignore the power of Gary Clark Jr.’s new live release simply entitled “Live”. I don’t know much about Clark other than I was woefully mislead by local radio into thinking he was a convenient soul-revivalist from the one track of his, they played for a couple of weeks on the air. “Live” is a double-disk that was recorded live during his 2013 and 2014 tours.

The Muddy Waters’ tune “Catfish Blues” starts Clark and company off at a slow pace with some powerful blues rock guitar. You can tell immediately, that the music has a power that probably isn’t as obvious in the studio, as here live. The vocals are a little bit more melodic like a Ben Harper, but also bluesier than that.

You have to love the heavy-footed outlaw blues stomp on “Next Door Neighbor Blues”, about the tough times that go with hard livin. There is something that is a little bit Hendrix and Marvin Gaye about Gary Clark Jr, because his playing is unfathomable combined with his tremendously melodic and soulful voice, making for a perfect combination.

“Travis County” is like a vintage rock tune from Chuck Berry or Little Richard, with a swing that makes your feet move and hips shake.

The soulful blues of “When My Train Pulls In” is a little like Ben Harper at a party with the North Mississippi Allstars. This one definitely feels like Hendrix could have written it.

“Don’t Owe You A Thing” has a travellin blues vibe, with some impeccable lyrics sung spectacularly over an infectious hillcountry blues rock stomp that makes your head bob and the corners turn upwards.

B.B. King’s “Three O’Clock Blues” is some smooth blues that almost feels like Bobby Bland singing with Kenny Wayne Shepherd playing those crisp notes.

I am taken by the classic mellow soul on “Things Are Changin” that touches on a discreet relationship, before drifting off into the ether for a groovy sonic ending.

“Numb” is the closing track on the first disk and it starts with a little slide noodling, before getting all Hendrix and dropping the boom at the low end. This track digs down deep in the muddy bottom, where blues and rock are one.

Disk two opens with “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” with something that has a Sam & Dave-esque lyric and vocal with Cream backing them.

“If Trouble Was Money” is a slower blues number, written by Albert Collins, that is the epitome of blues music with its talk of worries and hard times. The solos are phenomenal and because of that fact, this track is mostly a downright blues jam.

“Third Stone From The Sun/If You Say You Love Me” eases into the Hendrix cover before moving into the funky soul of the latter tune. The bass and drums are highlighted here, after which they go back to their bouncy tractor ride on “Third Stone…” to finish the song.

Gary Clark Jr. shows off his vocal range and control on the classic soul of “Please Come Home”.

“Blak & Blu” is a more stripped down tune that he co-wrote with three other men, among them Gil Scott-Heron, need I say more.

“Bright Lights” segues nicely from the former tune into its own blues build that again sounds a little like Ben Harper, which is hardly a bad thing.

This double-disk “Live” album ends with the back porch blues of “When The Sun Goes Down”, that finds Gary playing harmonica to end a terrific live album.

The only thing I didn’t like about Gary Clark Jr. is that I wasn’t exposed to him sooner. “Live” is a pretty fantastic look at Clark’s lyrical, vocal and guitar ability, which happens to be off the charts. I have reviewed over 50 albums this last year, as well as hearing several other new releases over the past 12 months and this is probably one of three or four albums that is great from beginning to end. Clark is superb at his perfect blend of blues, rock and classic soul. The three members that back Clark are definitely on par to ride with this super-artist up the ladder of musical success. I would suggest this offering to anyone who is a fan of the blues or just likes phenomenal guitar playing!! That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLASH, ALISON KRAUSS & More…

1935- Cleveland Duncan (The Penguins; “Earth Angel”)             79 yrs.

Cleveland "Cleve" Duncan, lead singer with The Penguins of Earth Angel ...

1945- Dino Danelli (drummer w/ The Young Rascals; “Groovin”)           69 yrs.

1946-Andy Mackay (sax + woodwinds w/ Roxy Music; “Virginia Plain”)             68 yrs.

photo of roxy music and andy mackay andy mackay performing live news ...

1950- Blair Thorton (guitar w/ Bachman Turner Overdrive; “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”)        64 yrs.

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1952- Janis Siegel (singer w/ Manhatten Transfer; “Boy From New York City”)       62 yrs.

 Manhatten Transfer w/ Janis Siegel “Boy From New York City” live video link

1961- Martin Gore (keyboards + vocals w/ Depeche Mode; “People Are People”, “Strange Love”, “Everything Counts” + more)            53 yrs.

Martin Gore in 2009

Depeche Mode w/ Martin Gore “Enjoy The Silence” live video link

1964- Nick Menza (drummer w/ Megadeth; “Symphony Of Destruction”)          50 yrs.

Nick Menza ex Megadeth habla acerca de todos sus proyectos

1964- Tim Kellett (trumpet + keyboards w/ Simply Red; “Holding Back The Years”)      50 yrs.

... Theatre 31 January 2010; Tim Kellett [photo: © 2010 Stephen Wright

1965- Rob Dickinson (vocals w/ Catherine Wheel; “Black Metallic”)          49 yrs.

Rob Dickinson

 

1965- Saul Hudson a.k.a. Slash (guitarist w/ Guns N’ Roses; “Paradise City”, “November Rain”, “Welcome To The Jungle” + more…; fronted Slash’s Snakepit; guitarist w/ Velvet Revolver; “Fall To Pieces”)          49 yrs.

Photo:Paul Bergen/Redferns

Slash & Myles Kennedy “Sweet Child O’ Mine” live acoustic video link

1971- Alison Krauss (singer/songwriter; “Forget About It” + “Let Me Touch You For Awhile”; tours + records w/ Union Station; released album w/ Robert Plant; “Please Read The Letter”; record-setting Grammy wins)            43 yrs.

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Alison Krauss “Stay” live video link

1971- Chad Gracey (drummer w/ Live)         43 yrs.

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1980- Michelle Williams (member of Destiny’s Child; “Survivor”)        34 yrs.

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1980- Steve ‘Stevo 32’ Jocz (drummer w/ Sum 41)            34 yrs.

Sum 41 Drummer Quits: Steve ‘Stevo’ Jocz Leaving Band Days After ...

These are today’s birthdays, accompanied by video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESMOND DEKKER, STEWART COPELAND & More…

1940- Tony Jackson (bass + vocals w/ The Searchers; “Needles & Pins”; died in 2003)

The History of Tony Jackson ~

1941- Desmond Dekker (singer w/ The Aces; died in 2006)

recorded a Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker “Israelites” live video link

1947- Thomas Boggs (drummer w/ The Box Tops; “The Letter”)
67 yrs.

Thomas Boggs (drummer with The

1952- Stewart Copeland (drummer w/ The Police ; “Walking In Your Footsteps”, “King Of Pain + More…; member of Curved Air; member of Oysterhead w/ Trey Anastasio of Phish and Les Claypool of Primus; has done soundtrack work)       62 yrs.

Stewart Copeland Fine Art

The Police w/ Stewart Copeland “Message In A Bottle” live video link

1971- Edward Joel Kowalczyk (singer w/ Live; “I Alone”, “Pain Lies On The Riverside” + “Iris”; solo artist)       43 yrs.

Ed Kowalczyk Photo #1

Live w/ Ed Kowalczyk “I Alone” live video link

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM MORELLO, CEE-LO GREEN & More…

1944- Lenny Davidson (member of Dave Clark Five)       70 yrs.

Lenny Davidson

1955- Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon (member of The Clash)      59 yrs.

Topper Headon of the Clash

The Clash w/ Nicky Headon “Radio Clash” live video link

1960- Stephen Duffy (singer, songwriter, guitarist + co-founding member of Duran Duran, Lilac Time + Me Me Me; solo artist)
54 yrs.

Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time

1964- Tom Morello (guitarist w/ Rage Against The Machine + Audioslave; released music under the moniker Night Watchman) 50 yrs.

Tom-Morello_aap_1200.jpg

Rage Against The Machine w/ Tom Morello “Bulls On Parade” video link

1967- Sven Pipien (bassist w/ The Black Crowes)      47 yrs.

Bajista actual, Sven Pipien

1968- Tim Burgess (vocals w/ The Charlatans U.K.; solo artist)
46 yrs.

Tim Burgess, musician

Charlatans U.K. w/ Tim Burgess “The Only One I Know” video link

1971- Patrick Dalheimer (bassist for Live)    43 yrs.

21, 2007Patrick Dahlheimer

1974- Thomas Callaway a.k.a. Cee-Lo Green (singer, rapper, songwriter + record producer w/ Goodie Mob + Gnarls Barkley; solo artist; judge on The Voice)      40 yrs.

Cee Lo Green sparkled during

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

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉