Tag: Eric Clapton

It's going to be a Happy Xmas with Eric Clapton

It's going to be a Happy Xmas with Eric Clapton
It’s the end of the first week of November. Halloween is over. The mid-term election is over. Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. What does all of this mean? CHRISTMAS IS HERE!!! How did this happen? Didn’t we just start 2018 a few days ago? Okay, I can deal with Christmas being around the corner... Read more »

Twenty musicians who suffer from hearing loss

Three of the four members of The Who have had hearing issues and the only reason the fourth, Keith Moon, didn't is because he died forty years ago. Pete Townshend is almost deaf. John Entwistle became a lip reader to overcome his hearing loss. Roger Daltrey is now the musical voice of safety when playing/listening to music
Yesterday, I wrote about hearing problems due to listening to loud music. Today’s followup is a look at musicians who have these same problems. While these musicians are mostly loud rockers, there are some surprises. Here’s a gallery of musicians with ear issues:   Related Post: Do you use ear protection at concerts? Type your... Read more »

The week in review: The baseball opening day edition

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Thursday was opening day in MLB. Every team was scheduled to play although there were a couple of weather postponements...suprising for March, right?
The first game was between the Cubs and Marlins. Let's get it started!!
It the last week in March so it must mean Major League Baseball gets underway. OY!!!! Just a little chilly out for baseball? Well whatever…it’s started. Besides baseball, there’s other things going on in the world…so let’s take a look. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list... Read more »

The week in review: January 8-12

At a White House bi-partisan meeting on Daca, our current President called Haiti and other African countries "Shithole countries."
Naturally he denied it and was backed up by supporters who suck up to him on anything, while others including Dick Durbin said the reports are true.
I believe Durbin because of the fool me once thing but that's not the point. We all know he believes it. The reactions are more interesting. Most media outlets used ** to quote what he said because they never had a President talk like that before...at least in public. Then there were the reactions that this is the worst thing they've ever heard from a sitting President and it's time for impeachment. Folks...ain't gonna happen. Yeah, his thoughts and words are disgusting but we haven't reached rock bottom yet. The only way he's going to be impeached is if the Democrats take the House in November and even then the chances of his being convicted and evicted by the Senate are nil. DAMN!!
Back by unpopular demand is “The Week in Review.” Every so often, we’ll look at some of the world’s bizarre occurrences. Here’s a peek at what’s going on this week.   Related Post: If they aren’t calling you kike to your face, you know they’re thinking it Type your email address in the box and... Read more »

Live music preview for 2018

Live music preview for 2018
2017 was a pretty good year for live music, especially if you’re a fan of classic rock. 2018 looks to be just as good. Here’s a peek at some of the shows that will highlight the year. Keep in mind we haven’t heard the schedule for Wrigley Field, Ravinia, Blues Fest, Lolla and Pitchfork.  ... Read more »

Songs for different types of Father's Days

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Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin is an obvious choice. Dad has a son but he's so busy that he doesn't have time to watch him grow up. When he finally gets to slow down, the son is busy with his own life. Very circle of life-esque.
There are all types of relationships between children and their parents. Some are smooth and loving for a lifetime. Others are more complicated. It’s the reason there are so many different kinds of songs about this topic. Here’s a few of them: Happy Father’s Day!   Related Post: Happy Father’s Day To My Daughters Type... Read more »

Bob Dylan Turns 75: His best cover songs

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The Band-"I Shall Be Released".
Richard Manuel on the vocals.
Today is Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. In a year where the world of music has lost a lot of great talents, it’s nice to see one of it’s legends hitting a milestone. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of articles that will focus on his life, career and legacy. You’ll also see stories about how he... Read more »

B.B. King: The Duets

BB with Stevie Ray Vaughn
The great BB King died last night. He loved to play with other great musicians. They brought out the best in each other. These some of his classics duets with some photos tossed in, Rest easy, BB. You were The King Of The Blues!   BB King made so much great music you can do... Read more »

A Tribute To BB King

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BB's most famous song "The Thrill Is Gone"
Sad news in the music industry. On Friday, it was announced legendary blues guitarist BB King was placed in home hospice. King, age 89, is considered one of the most important Blues musicians of all time. Among those he influenced are Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. In a career that lasted 65... Read more »

Music News for 2015

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Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa will be doing separate tours.
If you aren't familiar with Hart, you should be. She'll be headlining her own US tour. She'll be in LA and Chicago in February. If you see one act this year, this should be the one.
Bonamassa is one of the greatest guitarists under 50 years old. He'll be touring again and will be in Chicago in April
We’re just two weeks into 2015 and here are eight interesting musical things that will be occurring this year. If you find something that you might want to see, check the artists schedule for the dates in your location…..
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