Forever Now

The P-Furs release their third album on September 25, 1982 …

It’s produced by Todd Rundgren who also shows up as guest musician on a number of tracks.

Roy Buchanan ~ The man who tumbled The Stones down

b. September 23, 1949

He bacame a guitar legend in the early ’70’s, an influence on Jimi Hendrix , Eric Clapton, John Lennon and more. He turned down an invitation to joing The Rolling Stones earning him the nickname, The man who “tumbled The Stones down…”

For whatever reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players.  But you have to have something goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock ‘n roll band in the world — and say, “no.”

Take a gander at Roy Buchanan live in Austin, Texas circa 1976. The whole thing is a wonder but particularly so around the 5:40 mark.

London rock pub The Crobar is closing its doors

Legendary London rock pub The Crobar becomes latest victim of coronavirus-related economic downturn

Source: London rock pub The Crobar is closing its doors | Louder

On the upside, my 7-year-old daughter pointed out to me that all I have to do is open a new Crobar, so that’s what I’m going to do. I aim to open a new Crobar with both a bar and a live music venue. It will require crowd funding, and I suspect it will be a year or so before opening will be viable, but fuck the greedy insurance companies, fuck the greedy short- sighted landlords and fuck our brainless government… we will be back! Long live Rock n’ Roll.”

Crobar owner Richard Thomas
Machine Head and friends enjoy a quiet night at The Crobar, August 2009 (Image credit: Michael Burkert)

The Concert in Central Park 

Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in Central Park on September 19, 1981. Simon has said he didn’t appreciate the magnitude of the event until later when he went home, saw it covered on all media and on the front pages of newspapers the next day. Over 500,000 people showed up for one of the seminal gatherings in rock history.