born 17 July 1949
b. July 17, 1950.
If you don’t know her personal life story, do yourself a favor …
Shakey’s fifth album turns 45 today — released on July 16, 1974. Like most of his albums, it creates a lot of discussion, agnst, joy and confusion for his fans. I dunno … maybe it was the “honey sliders.”
Happy birthday, Linda …
Eric Clapton plays Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 13, 1974 and has a special guest for the encore — Todd Rundgren.
Unfortunately, The Runt’s guitar pickup isn’t working. So, Slowhand gives him his guitar, handles just the lead vocals and, at the appropriate breaks, just sits back and takes in Todd’s axework with everyone else.
July 13, 1973 ~ Queen release their debut album. About a week earlier, the band’s first single, “Keep Yourself Alive” was released. Over the years, the genius of that debut album — and specifically that debut single — became apparent. I think Rolling Stone’s Brandon Stosuy put it best on his list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time (Queen’s at #31) when he said,
Brian May’s statement of purpose: a phalanx of overdubbed guitars crying out in unison, with rhythm and texture from over-the-top effects . . . an entire album’s worth of riffs crammed into a single song
She’s on that very, very short list of the greatest rock n’ roll drummers of all time. Sandy West met Joan Jett and changed the world.
b. July 10, 1959