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July 2009 Blog Posts (57)

Low Rider



Rock-funk fusion band War was formed in 1969 and fronted by Eric Burdon, former lead singer of the Animals. They were a fusion of two sorts. Their music encompassed rock, funk, jazz, Latin music, R&B and raggae. And the band line up was multi-ethnic; a fusion of races and cultures.



For more and a video hit up my blog at: http://dufusdownbeat.blogspot.com/2009/07/low-rider.html…



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Added by nonamedufus on July 30, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/30

A lazy day in rock history.

1968 – The Beatles owned Apple Boutique closes its doors.

BIRTHDAYS
Paul Anka. Ottawa, Ontario,1941

Added by Robert Joseph on July 30, 2009 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Stones in the Studio - Parts 4 & 5 now up!

Another installment of the 14 part series. I hope all you Stones fans enjoy it! Also Please stop by my homepage and give my songs a click. The more plays I get, the higher in the charts I rise. Its classic style rock, and I'm sure there is something there you will enjoy. Thanks and peace to all my fellow rockers! RJ

Added by Robert Joseph on July 29, 2009 at 1:04pm — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/29

1962 – Bob Dylans first radio appearance is on WRVR-FM in New York, as part of a 21 hour Saturday Special.



1965 – The Beatles second film Help! has its world premier at the London Pavilion.



1966 – Bob Dylan is badly injured when he crashes his motorcycle on the way to a repair shop near his home in Woodstock, Ny.



1970 – The Rolling Stones announce that Allen Klein and his ABKCO Industries will no longer represent them.



1971 – A would be gate crasher… Continue

Added by Robert Joseph on July 29, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/28

1970 – Mick Jagger makes his acting debut in the title role of the film Ned Kelly, which premieres in Glenrowan, near Melbourne Australia, home of the real life Ned Kelly.



1972 – Gold Record awarded to Cheech and Chong for their debut LP.



1973 – 600,000 people gather at Watkins Glenn Raceway for “Summer Jam”.Unlike Woodstock, there was no politicking, births or murders. There was a single death though, a skydiver who’s parachute caught fire.



1979 – Ted Nugent,… Continue

Added by Robert Joseph on July 28, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Louie Louie



The vocals by lead singer Jack Ely have been referred to as sounding "like Donald Duck on helium", but regardless The Kingsmen had a hit on their hands in 1963. Louie, Louie was actually a Jamaican love song written in 1955. Several groups covered it, from Paul Revere and the Raiders to Iggy Pop.



For more, and a video, hit up my blog at http://dufusdownbeat.blogspot.com/2009/07/louie-louie.html…



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Added by nonamedufus on July 28, 2009 at 3:05am — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/27

1971 – George Harrison announces his plans to organize a benefit concert for the starving people of Bangladesh.



1974 – Neil Young’s “On The Beach” LP is released on Reprise Records.



1976 – John Lennon’s fight to stay in the United States finally ends when his application to become a permanent resident is approved. United States Immigration Service lawyers state that the government no longer objects to John’s presence and awards him a green card,… Continue

Added by Robert Joseph on July 27, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

"Black Sabbath" rare footage on the way!

Just like a Fat Hungry person in the buffet line, you'll be back for more. Like chicks outside my bedroom window waiting to see whats in store. Like an alcoholic's 1st drink of the day, then followed by a cigarette smoker,flicking his ashes away ........."Allright Now"



Rare Sabbath , For Sabbath Fans, Like "Brutal Jack" and the Sabbath Crew!



Watch out Beatles , Watch Out Stones, Watch out all others, a Monster Dressed in Black is Coming!



Beg For it and you shall…

Added by Mic on July 27, 2009 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

The Day in Rock 7/26

1968 – Mick Jagger is heard playing guitar for the first time with the release of Beggars Banquet featuring “Street Fighting Man”



1974 – The first Beatles Convention is held.



1977 – Led Zeppelins US. tour is cancelled when Robert Plant receives the news of the death of his 6 yr old son Karac. The boy dies of complications resulting from a virus.



BIRTHDAYS

Mick Jagger, born Michael Jagger 1943, Kent England. I need to say no more.

Roger Taylor, Norfolk,…

Added by Robert Joseph on July 26, 2009 at 1:41pm — No Comments

WHAT ABOUT THE GODDESS JOPLIN?

All these wonderful clubs that are devoted to these artists what about having one for Joplin, lyk she is more than a queen she's a legend, when Gun Mouth Grace and Joplin were together they were polar opposites; they were known as the Ice Queen and the Fire Queen. Joplin with her talents and passions, she was divinely the cool, she carried her style and individuality. Her music also carries you to a mystical plains like Hendrix and The Doors. Joplin is the goddess of rock, for she combined a… Continue

Added by Cult of Ecstasy on July 26, 2009 at 12:19pm — 4 Comments

fyi

ku ku katchu New Nation,





As you already know The Doors have influenced music scene of today like a Canadian band called The Tea Party, and another band of which just occurred to me is the Australian group Inxs (even in the name"Inxs" suggests The Doors overtones); in my opinion the lead late lead singer of Inxs Michael Hutchence style resembles Jim Morrison also I heard much criticism about Jeff Martin lead vocalist and guitarist of The Tea Party being like the Jim Morrison and… Continue

Added by Cult of Ecstasy on July 26, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

New on the block

Salutation new nation my name is Cult as you can tell I'm new here. it's nice to see that we have something in common, this commonality causes you to bob your head, takes you to another plane of existance, create your mythology, build a new realm of belief, music lyk takes us there.

peace and love to you all

Added by Cult of Ecstasy on July 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Stones in the Studio - Parts 2 & 3

Parts 2 & 3 are now up. Come get em while there hot!

Also please stop by my homepage and give my music a chance.Like everyone here, I deeply love the classic bands of this era,and I'm sure my music reflects that. Hopefully there will be something there you will enjoy. Thanks and Peace RJ

Added by Robert Joseph on July 25, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/25

1965 – Bob Dylan makes his “electric” debut at the Newport Folk Festival. The crowd jeers as Bob introduces his new style of electrically amplified instruments, rather than his usual acoustic ones.



1966 – The Rolling Stones play their last American concert with guitarist Brian Jones.



1968 – Big Brother and the Holding Company, the first album featuring Janis Joplin, is released by Mainstream Records and contains “Piece of My Heart”. It earns a Gold Record when Columbia… Continue

Added by Robert Joseph on July 25, 2009 at 11:29am — No Comments

Eddie Money & Marshall Crenshaw this weekend on the radio!

We've got Eddie Money as our "Featured Artist" on Coool CAT, syndicated radio show this weekend. For show times and how to tune-in check us out at www.cooolcat.com

Also, Marshall Crenshaw is on Classic Artists Today, syndicated radio show. Check out www.classicartiststoday.com for show times and how to tune-in!

Added by Classic Artists Today (c) on July 24, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments

I'm Sorry Neil But You Ripped Me Off



As far as I'm concerned the most anticipated release in virtually all of rock and roll history is a bust. Neil Young's Archives Volume One certainly busted me, and for what?



Oh I thought I was so smart. I convinced my wife to get me a Blu-Ray player for Father's Day in anticipation of the second-coming of box sets. And then, instead of paying $399 Cdn. at the CD store I saved myself $85 by ordering through Amazon.ca. And then I… Continue

Added by nonamedufus on July 24, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/24

1965 – The Animals enter the British charts for the first time with “We Gotta Get Outta of This Place”



1972 – Drummer Bobby Ramirez, 23, of White Trash is killed in a bar brawl in Chicago.



1978 – Robert Stigwoods film “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” opens in NYC. Staring Peter Frampton as Billy Shears and the Bee Gees as the Henderson Brothers. With musical performances by Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Earth Wind and Fire give the soundtrack some spice, but the movie… Continue

Added by Robert Joseph on July 24, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

The Day in Rock 7/23

1979 – Grateful Dead piano player Keith Godchaux, 32 ,dies of head injuries suffered in a car accident two days earlier. Keith and his wife Donna joined the group in 1971 when original player Ron McKernan was seriously ill with liver disease.



GOLD RECORDS

1969 – Blood, Sweat and Tears with “Spinning Wheel” and the Three Dog Night for “One”



RECORD RELEASES

1966 – “They’re Coming to Take Me Away,Ha,Ha” by Napoleon XIV and the Hollies with “Bus Stop”

1977 –… Continue

Added by Robert Joseph on July 23, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Running on Empty

This week's 70s Thursday feature looks at Jackson Browne, an artist who struggled significantly until finally making it. Early in his career he was better known for writing songs for other people such as Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds and the Eagles.



For the rest of the story and a video go to my blog at:… Continue

Added by nonamedufus on July 23, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

The Stones in the Studio - Part 1

I'll be posting for all you diehard Stones fans, quite a special video. It documents the process of recording the track Sympathy for The Devil in the studio. Please check it out. It will be posted in parts, so check back often. RJ

Added by Robert Joseph on July 22, 2009 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

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