Ray Charles ~ The Father of Soul (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)
The Captain releases a studio album on September 11, 1991. It’s Stills and Stills alone … just him and either his acoustic or electric guitar. The cover is shot by the legendary Henry Diltz. Ray LaMontagne says “TreeTop Flyer” inspired him to follow a career in music.
Patsy Cline. b. September 8, 1932
August 11, 1976 ~ Shakey records an album’s worth of songs in a single evening at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California. Featuring “Pocahontas” and “Powderfinger,” the album is buried until September 8, 2017, when it’s released under the title of Hitchhiker.
You know him as Buddy Holly ~ born September 7, 1936 …
b. September 5, 1946
August 25, 1975 ~
The midnight gang’s assembled
And picked a rendezvous for the night
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band release Born To Run. Considered by many to be one of – if not the – greatest recordings ever. It’s #18 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
August 23, 1967 ~ the debut album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience is released. It’s #15 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Writer and archivist Reuben Jackson of the Smithsonian Institution wrote: “it’s still a landmark recording because it is of the rock, R&B, blues … musical tradition. It altered the syntax of the music … in a way I compare to James Joyce’s Ulysses.”
Texas Slim — John Lee Hooker — b. August 22, 1917