Happy birthday to the great and gracious Emmylou Harris …
The Chirp releases her third album on April 1, 1970.
The album is more than anything a look into her relationships with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young who back Joni up on the album in both sound and spirit.
Few shows run for as long a time as Mike Douglas’ daytime television chat show, The Mike Douglas Show did. Running for over two decades it is a cultural reference point when looking back at American society. In 1978, a band took to the studio with, “a new sound, a new look and a lot of energy.” Blondie had arrived.
Jimi Hendrix releases his first live album and first without his original group on March 25, 1970. It’s recorded on New Years Day 1970 at The Fillmore East with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums — frequently referred to at the “band of gypsys.”
Born March 25, 1942 …
The Godfather is released on March 24, 1972. Besides being an absolute classic, the Frank Sinatra/Johnny Fontane connection is the stuff of legend.
Genesis release their first as a trio on March 23, 1978. It’s their first as a trio and with Phil Collins taking a more active role in the writing.
For the world tour they add guitarist and official Cheesehead Daryl Stuermer to the line-up.
Thunder Thumbs and Lightnin’ Licks release their debut album on March 21, 1976. If you’re a fan of 70’s R&B/Soul/Funk , it’s a must for your collection.
He loved the harmonies …
One of the first country artists to sell out arenas, Mr. Rogers sold more than 100 million records in a career that spanned decades.