Jan 23: Station to Station by David Bowie was released in 1976

Jan 23: Station to Station by David Bowie was released in 1976 “The return of the Thin White Duke Throwing darts in lovers’ eyes Here are we, one magical moment, such is the stuff“ Station to Station is a collection of soul, rock, funk, and disco, twisted by an influence of experimental German artists. This is David Bowie’s “plastic soul” …

Jan 23: The late Django Reinhardt was born in 1910

Jazz attracted me because in it I found a formal perfection and instrumental precision that I admire in classical music, but which popular music doesn’t have. ~Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt was the first hugely influential jazz figure to emerge from Europe — and he remains the most influential European to this day… ~Richard S. Ginell (allmusic.com) A tribute video from youtube …

My 5 Favourite songs about Bob Dylan

    Songs about Bob Dylan 1. Cat Power – Song to Bobby My favourite line: “Oh God, can you tell me who are you singing to” as I have so many times read Dylan’s lyrics and wondered the exact same thing. I love this song, she’s such a “fangirl”, and the way she mimics his singing style is so …

David Bowie: “Santa Monica Civic Auditorium” 20 October 1972 (audio)

“Steve Martin here, backstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It’s a cool night in Los Angeles, and as you may know or not know, the Santa Monica Civic is about a hundred yards from the beach so we have a cool breeze blowing off the ocean through the stage at our backs. The auditorium is packed, as a matter …

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