Posts tagged "blues-rock"

Today in Music History: Stones

On this date forty years ago, the Stones release one of their best albums – Sticky Fingers.  Eight years before this, they met the Beatles for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club.  And, eighteen years ago today, Bill Wyman marries Suzanne Accosta.  Here is a cut from Sticky Fingers performed at the Marquee Club in... Read more »

Today in Music History: Janis Joplin

On this date forty years ago, Janis Joplin had the number one album – Pearl – six months after she died.  Here is a great rocker from this album, performed on the Dick Cavett Show in June of ’70:      

Today in Music History: Jimi Hendrix

On this date forty-four years ago, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire for the first time at the Finnsbury Park Astoria in north London.  He was billed below the Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdinck (!) and this got him some desired attention.  He doesn’t set his guitar on fire in this clip, but... Read more »

Today in Music History: Led Zeppelin

On this date thirty-six years ago, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti is the number one album.  All six of their albums are now in the top 100.  Here’s a personal favorite from Graffiti:      

Today in Music History: Randy Rhoads, Luther Ingram, Paul Kossoff

On this date thirty-five years ago, Free guitarist Paul Kossoff dies of heart failure on a flight from L. A. to New York.  He is twenty-five.  Six years later, Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist and former member of Quiet Riot Randy Rhoads is killed in a plane crash.  He is also twenty-five.  Twenty-five years later, soul singer and songwriter... Read more »

Today in Music History: Eric Clapton / Yardbirds

On this date forty-six years ago, Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds due to musical differences.  He wanted them to stick with blues and didn’t like the commercial sound of their first hit.  Here is that great first hit:      

Today in Music History: Peter Wolf

On this date sixty-five years ago, Peter Wolf is born in the Bronx.  Here, see the wild frontman at his best in April ’79 as J. Geils performs their cover of the Showstoppers “(Ain’t Nothin’ But a) House Party”:      

Today in Music History: Stones

On this date forty-eight years ago, the Stones start a Sunday night residency at The Station Hotel in Richmond, Surrey.  On this first night, sixty-six people show up.  Here is a song from their first album done on one of their first television appearances:       

Today in Music History: Fleetwood Mac

On this date thirty-four years ago, Fleetwood Mac released their watershed Rumours album.  Here is the best song on the album performed live on the Tusk tour in ’79:      
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