April 25: The late Albert King was born in 1923

 “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.” ~”Born Under A Bad Sign” – Albert King is truly a “King of the Blues,” although he doesn’t hold that title (B.B. does). Along with B.B. and Freddie King, Albert King is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Without him, modern guitar …

April 20: Johnny Shines passed away in 1992

  April 20: Johnny Shines passed away in 1992 That’s what I am, a Delta blues man. And now I’m considered the king of the Delta blues. ~Johnny Shines (1989 Living Blues Interview) Best known as a traveling companion of Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines’ own contributions to the blues have often been unfairly shortchanged, simply because Johnson’s own legend casts …

April 16: Dusty Springfield Birthday

I’m the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know, honestly. ~Dusty Springfield Britain’s greatest pop diva, …was also the finest white soul singer of her era, a performer of remarkable emotional resonance whose body of work spans the decades and their attendant musical transformations with a consistency and purity unmatched by any of her contemporaries… ~Jason Ankeny (allmusic.com) Dusty Springfield. At …

April 13: Al Green was born in 1946

I’m thankful for every moment. ~Al Green     The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness. ~Al Green April 13: Al Green was born in 1946

April 9: Carl Perkins Birthday

 He really stood for freedom. That whole sound stood for all degrees of freedom. It would just jump off the turntable… we wanted to go where that was happening. ~Bob Dylan (note on the flower arrangement sent by Dylan @ Carl Perkins’ funeral service – January 23, 1998) Paul McCartney with Carl Perkins: My Old Friend [Rare documentary] 1993 (45min):

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