“An old salt’s sleepin’ his watch away …”

Happy 75th to Leslie West …

Leslie got started in his teens with a garage band called The Vagrants. The band recorded some music in the late 60’s and during those sessions, met an engineer by the name of Felix Pappalardi. Later, West and Pappalardi would form Mountain — the band many rock historians consider the originators of the “metal” genre.

Talking Heads’ David Byrne’s favourite artists of all time

the singer continues to take his talents to wherever they lead him, whether that’s to Broadway working on his show American Utopia, he has forged out a career which is unique in every sense of the word that has made him a true icon of music.

Source: Talking Heads’ David Byrne’s favourite artists of all time