That’s reportedly what Neil Diamond said to Bob Dylan after exiting the stage during The Band’s Last Waltz performance. A slightly bemused Dylan retorted, “What do I have to do, go on stage and fall asleep?”. Game, set, match, Zimmy.
From Cooper’s album, Billion Dollar Babies.
Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines & Cassie Gaines) were killed in a fiery plane crash in Gilsburg, MI. Out of respect, their new release at the time, Street Survivors, was re-released without the initial artwork that had the band engulfed in flames. The CD has since been re-released with the flames intact. Click here to read more about this horrific event.
Here’s the band playing “That Smell” three months before the crash (7/13/77).
This is from Central Park in Macon, GA, way the hell back in 1973. I was listening to it and thinking how much it sounded like Mofro, er um, Mofro sounded like them. Well, you know what I mean.
01 – Intro Bodhisattva
02 – The Boston Rag
03 – Do It Again
04 – Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)
05 – King Of The World
06 – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
07 – Pretzel Logic
08 – Band Introductions
01 – My Old School
02 – Dirty Work
03 – Instrumental (Your Gold Teeth Ii)
04 – Reelin’ In The Years
05 – Crowd And Tuning
06 – Show Biz Kids
07 – Crowd And Tuning
08 – This All Too Mobile Home
I can’t wait to hear what Lefsetz has to say about this:
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is being embraced with a Kiss. The veteran heavy metal group, Kiss, is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer.
“Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club on Oct. 6. It will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of famous Kiss hits and a live DVD.
Other classic acts that have chosen to release albums through Wal-Mart include the Eagles, AC/DC and Foreigner.
Here’s a young Neil rocking out his classic.
I could not even imagine the legal ramifications Phil Kaufman would face today. If you’re unfamiliar with Gram Parsons’ story, you’ll find this fascinating. I always have.
Gram Parsons had been hanging out at the Joshua Tree National Monument for several years — he went there regularly, with Chris Hillman when they were bandmates, and later with Keith Richards, to get high, commune with the cactus, and watch the sky for UFOs. He reserved two rooms at the nearby Joshua Tree Inn, a modest cinder-block motel whose owners had come to know Parsons after several visits. Along with Parsons on this trip were his “valet” and chum, Michael Martin; Martin’s girlfriend Dale McElroy (no fan of Gram Parsons); and an old friend from his high school days in Florida named Margaret Fisher. (more…)
OMG! Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest today at the age of 50 according to TMZ. Unbelievable. Truly an amazing talent and loss. Rest in peace, Michael. We are very saddened. 13 number one hits, Thriller is the biggest selling album of all time, 13 Grammy awards, sold 750 million albums worldwide… More to come..
Billie Jean in 2001:
No video here, but an amazing version of this Everly Brothers song.
Harry Nilsson would have turned 68 on the 15th. Here’s his song “Coconut” that was featured in Reservoir Dogs. Harry, as always, harmonized all the vocal parts on this song.
Here’s a toe-tappin’, softy from my youth.
Do you think they know what a toke is? You have to keep in mind that this was the epitome of whitewashed family television of the 1970′s.