The Rock ‘n Roll Doctor

I miss Lowell. 

April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979

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Waiting for Columbus

Little Feat release their first live album on February 10, 1978. It’s a must for your album collection. Many consider it one of the best live album recordings ever.

The album was recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The final three shows were recorded the following week at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on August 8–10. Local Washington radio jock Don “Cerphe” Colwell can be heard leading the audience in a “F-E-A-T” spellout in between the first (“Join the Band”) and second (“Fat Man in the Bathtub”) tracks.

The band were backed by the Tower of Power horn section — they worked with them on their 1974 album Feats Don’t Fail Me Now. The result was one of their biggest selling albums.

No Secrets 

Nothing you could ever do would turn me away from you
I love you now and I love you now
Even though you’re ten thousand miles away
I’ll love you tomorrow as I love you today

Carly Simon, “The Right Thing To Do”

Carly Simon releases her signature album on November 28, 1972.
“You’re So Vain” is #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.

The line-up of artists who appeared on the album is amazing:

Billy Payne ~ Hammond organ
Nicky Hopkins ~ piano
Lowell George ~ slide guitar
Jim Gordon ~ drums
Bobby Keys ~ sax
Mick Jagger ~ vocals
James Taylor ~ vocals
Bonnie Bramlett ~ vocals
Linda McCartney ~ vocals
Paul McCartney ~ vocals

Oh, and speaking from the point of view of a 16 year old at the time, it’s also one of the seminal album covers in rock history.