Considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever … Marvin Gaye releases his 11th album on May 21, 1971.
It’s #6 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Thunder Thumbs and Lightnin’ Licks release their second album on May 10, 1977 …
“Is it cool?”
b. May 3, 1933. Should be a damn holiday. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.
Steve Ray Vaughan idolized the man.
Albert King. (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992)
Withers, the iconic singer of legendary songs like ‘Lean On Me’ and ‘Lovely Day’, passed away at age 81 following heart complications. The three-time Grammy Award winner died on Monday in Los Angeles.
And, just because it’s Bill Withers …
b. April 2, 1939 …
Marvin releases his 14th on March 16, 1976. It’s considered one of The Prince of Soul’s most controversial albums and signals a move from the Motown Sound to a funkier Marvin. Conventional wisdom is that the album was inspired by Janis Hunter, Marvin’s longtime crush. Whatever and as with all Marvin albums, it’s a cool as the backside of the pillow.
The Queen of Soul releases her 10th album — her first for Atlantic Records — on March 10, 1967.
It’s #83 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Temptations ninth album turns 50 today. Released on February 17, 1969, Cloud Nine introduces a whole new genre — psychedelic soul.