This is the stuff of rock n’ roll legend. April 3, 1980 ~ Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders are in Memphis in the middle of their first US tour. Chrissie gets into a disagreement with a patron at the the bar at which they’re performing. The police are called, Chrissie’s placed in the back of police car and she promptly kicks out the back window of the cruiser. She spends the night in jail but The Pretenders don’t miss the next night’s show at Poet’s Music Hall.
I’d like to take a moment right now to send out a personal message to a friend. Last week, our friend — and yours — the musical great John Prine was placed on a ventilator with coronavirus symptoms. My thoughts are with John and his wife, Fiona, and his family. And everybody out there touched by this virus.”
Segall Smeagol is a play on Nilsson’s 1971 album Nilsson Schmilsson. That full-length includes three of Nilsson’s biggest hits — “Without You”, “Coconut”, and “Jump Into the Fire”, the latter two of which Segall covers on the EP — and is responsible for helping him break into the mainstream back in his heyday. Some listeners may already know that Segall is a fan of Nilsson’s work, as he covered his single “Gotta Get Up” a few years ago.
The track debuted on 1969’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Young’s first step into the wild with his new backing band Crazy Horse. The single ‘Cinnamon Girl’ would later be released as a single in 1970, peaking at 55 on the Billboard chart.