b. December 9, 1940
b. December 9, 1940
Happy birthday, Steve …
Stevie Ray would’ve been 65 today. One can only dream about what he’d have done with those Fender Stratocasters by now …
b. September 30, 1947. Bolan was the front-man for T. Rex. On September 16 1977, the then 29-year-old was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London.
The thing about success, certainly in the rock’n’roll business, is that it gives you an incredible amount, but what it takes away is irreplaceable and sometimes I get a funny feeling that I shan’t be here very long. And I’m not talking in terms of things like success. It frightens me sometimes.”Marc Bolan
Ray Charles ~ The Father of Soul (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)
Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988)
For whatever the reason, people rarely mention Roy Buchanan when asked for their list of great guitar players. But you have to have somethin’ goin’ on to be asked to join the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world — and say no.
If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That’s what rock and roll is; it’s relentless.”Cass Elliot, b. September 19, 1941
While his sound and styling may have fallen out of fashion in the slick, glitzy world of contemporary country, he is still regarded as an undeniable influence because of his honest writing and rock-star-like existence.
Born on September 17, 1923, Hiram King “Hank” Williams Sr. scored his first hit in 1947 with “Move It On Over.” Although his career in the spotlight only lasted 4 years, in that 4 years he forever changed the face of popular music. His songs would be recorded by everyone from Perry Como to Isaac Hayes to the Melvins to Social Distortion.
Very few artists have transcended the genres like Hank and certainly no one has ever put words to paper quite like him. His nickname, “Hillbilly Shakespeare,” only speaks to his greatness.
b. September 14, 1983