Steve Earle. b. January 17, 1955
b. January 17, 1942.
The Greatest of All Time.
Rumble, young man, rumble.
The singer and poet may have made her name in the seventies but her musical selection is deeply rooted in her upbringing in New Jersey and the allure that rock music held for a small town girl.
Bill Graham. (January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) He’s one of the most important players in rock and left his mark early, deep and long.
Read the book. It’s one of the best.
Legends gathered at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 1997 for Bowie’s 50th birthday bash. It’s a charity concert benefiting Save the Children. Bowie’s famous pals – including Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan, and Foo Fighters, among others – pay tribute with renditions of the singer’s tunes. Bowie closes out the event with his 1969 hit “Space Oddity.”
A long-time supporter of Greta Thunberg’s outspoke views on climate change, Patti Smith took to her Instagram account to share a poem the singer had written for Thunberg on her birthday.
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This is Greta Thunberg, turning seventeen today, asking for no accolade, no gifts, save we not be neutral. The Earth knows its kind, just as all deities, just as animals and the healing spring. Happy birthday to Greta, who stood today, as every Friday, refusing to be neutral.
It was Alex Chilton’s birthday a few days ago and that reminded me of a long-ago tweet from my fav coffee house in Madison. Still deserves a “re-tweet.”
“He once won the Hope Diamond in a poker game, and in the same night lost it in a game of craps”