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 …

December 21: Frank Zappa was born in 1940

 A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. ~Frank Zappa My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can. ~Frank Zappa

November 24: The late Donald Duck Dunn was born in 1941

A 2 minute history of Donald “Duck” Dunn:“We were recording almost a hit a day for a while there. But I never knew how popular that music was until I came to England with Otis Redding in 1967.” – Donald Dunn (about the Stax period)

Documentary: Otis Redding – Soul Ambassador

Otis Redding Soul Ambassador. Documentary from the BBC. First-ever TV documentary about the legendary soul singer Otis Redding, following him from childhood and marriage to the Memphis studios and segregated Southern clubs where he honed his unique stage act and voice. Through unseen home movies, the film reveals how Otis’s 1967 tour of Britain dramatically changed his life and music. After bringing soul …

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