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Everyday (1957) – Buddy Holly

One of the best of all time!

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I adored this song as a kid in the coming-of-age movie Stand By Me. It is one of the monumental tracks in the origin of Rock n Roll music. Buddy Holly influenced the cream of the crop in music who started out in the 60’s. His life was tragically cut short at the peak of his young career in an air-plane crash on February 3, 1959.

Something about him seemed permanent and he filled me with conviction,” Dylan said of seeing Holly on stage. “Then out of the blue, the most uncanny thing happened, he looked at me right straight there in the eye and he transmitted something, something I didn’t know what. It gave me the chills‘. – Bob Dylan, Nobel Lecture (2016)

Today’s song, Everyday was released as the B side of Peggy Sue. Buddy Holly released it with The Crickets, but…

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Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business

One of the best!

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Love the Chuck’s bright guitar intro! Chuck is the father of rock and roll guitar. Everything comes from him. Rockabilly, pop, rock, hard rock, and heavy metal…Chuck is at the core.

The guitar influence he has over rock music is obvious but his rock and roll poetry shouldn’t be forgotten either. While Keith Richards was listening to his guitar closely…Bob Dylan was also listening to his poetry about life.

Too Much Monkey Business was released in September 1956 as the B-side of Brown Eyed Handsome Man. I love how Chuck spits out the lyrics to this song. Bob Dylan did something simiiar on Subterranean Homesick Blues a little later in the sixties.

Berry made up a word in this song, singing, “I don’t want your botheration.” This wasn’t the first time he used his own language: In Maybellene he sings about motorvating.

Too Much Monkey Business peaked at #9…

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Fats Domino – Whole Lotta Loving — America On Coffee

Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. known as Fats Domino, was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and rollmusic, Domino sold more than 65 million records. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017), The record won an Imperial Gold Record Award. To promote the comeback single Fats appeared on The Dick Clark […]

Fats Domino – Whole Lotta Loving — America On Coffee

Don Felder to perform Eagles classics in Fall River, MA

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Don Felder, who was the lead guitarist for the Eagles for 27 years, will make his debut appearance at the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA, on March 1, 2022. He will perform the hits he co-penned or performed with the Eagles, such as “Hotel California,” “Victim of Love,” “One Of These Nights,” “Heartache Tonight,” and many more with a full band. This show is expected to sellout quickly. Purchase tickets HERE.

Felder is a legendary singer-songwriter, a 1998 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Eagles, a New York Times best-selling author, and a true American rock and roll guitar hero.Felder spent 27 years with the Eagles, recording the classic albums One Of These Nights, Hotel California, and The Long Run, and the live albums Eagles Live and Hell Freezes Over. With the Eagles, the band owns the fine distinction of recording…

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Dave Brubeck Jazz Goes to College (1954)

Great stuff here

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It’s out again, and affordable. But shame on Sony/Columbia for ignoring this essential recording for twenty years, resulting in prohibitive collectors’ prices. This was Brubeck-Desmond’s greatest period, before the comparatively sterile, more formulaic studio albums, includingTime Out(Columbia, 1959). And shame on those (including this writer) who ever dismissed this recording as too white, too fay, too square, too distant from the “authentic” jazz tradition. The music is squarely in the tradition—soulful, in the moment, unrepeatable.

As far as the 1950s public was concerned, two alto players mattered: Charlie Parker and Paul Desmond; and after Bird’s death in 1955, only Desmond and Julian Adderley. Although Desmond occasionally reaches higher on the earlier At Oberlin (Fantasy, 1953), Jazz Goes to College, which is the group’s first recording for Columbia records, is above all his date—a consistently stirring testimonial to an artistry that remains sui generis.

Desmond’s solo on…

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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #22: ‘She Loves You’– The Beatles biggest selling single ever in the UK. It was a good thing John and Paul didn’t listen to Paul’s father who suggested they change the lyric to ‘She Loves You- Yes Yes Yes.’

The Countdown so far- 100-‘Any Time At All’/ 99- ‘No Reply’ / 98- ‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- ‘The Inner Light’ / 96- ‘ You Won’t See Me’ / 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie’ / 93- ‘I Need You’ / 92- ‘Love Me Do’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The…

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December 8, 1980…Lennon

41 years ago today

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Damn this date. Every Dec 8th I can’t help but think of where I was at when I heard.  Get Back only heightened the anger and confusion over what happened.

It’s odd to think the Beatles had only been broken up for 10 years when this happened…to a 13 year old at the time…that was a lifetime but in reality it’s nothing.

Since second grade, I’d been listening to the Beatles. While a lot of kids I knew listened and talked about modern music …I just couldn’t relate as much. By the time I was ten I had read every book about The Beatles I could get my hands on. In a small middle TN town…it wasn’t too many. I was after their generation but I knew the importance of what they did…plus just great music. The more I got into them the more I learned about the Who, Stones, and the…

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The Zombies are one of my favorite bands from the 60s. Go to this show if you’re in the area!

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Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies are back to celebrate their long-awaited Induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a new album in the works and their 2022 “Life Is A Merry-Go-Round” Tour, which will make a stop at the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA, on May 1, 2022. Purchase tickets HERE.

After receiving their fourth nomination in 5 years, the support for The Zombies’ induction among the public and their peers was undeniable – the band placed 4th in the public online poll with over 330,000 votes, while even fellow nominee John Prine called for their induction before his own in a Billboard interview. On March 29, 2019, at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the Induction Ceremony…

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing — SoulRide

Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, and this guy! What talent!

England, May of ’58. Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Maybe he’s right. Over the years, Jerry Lee Lewis has gained a reputation as a cantankerous old man. He’s known for railing against history for not giving him what he feels is his due. This can sometimes make him seem almost repugnant. But, you know what? He may […]

Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing — SoulRide


100 Great Songs From The British Invasion- 1963-66. The arrival of The Beatles and the British Invasion was a game changer as far as pumping energy into rock music. Not only the music that came from those artists- but the influence the had on American artists. Would rock and roll music have survived much longer […]