April 19: Levon Helm died three years ago, Rest In Peace

April 19: Levon Helm died three years ago, Rest In Peace Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm , was an American rock multi-instrumentalist and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of The Band’s recordings, such as “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Ophelia” and “The …

Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio)

Photo special: Bob Dylan and The Band Oakland Feb 11 1974 (and audio): All photos taken by Chris Bradford:   “I am a high school English teacher, but have also taught French and. Photography. My passion for    many years, besides photography and music, has been baseball. I coached at the same high school for    35  years and have …

April 03: The late Richard Manuel was born in 1943

“I play patterns. I’ll make up a pattern and just play it.” ~Richard Manuel     “Well, let’s see: I started [in music] at nine and quit. Then got back to it when I was twelve. Then I became a party star. In fact, I became a party!” ~Richard Manuel April 03: The late Richard Manuel was born in 1943 …

My favourite Bob Dylan bootleg 1966: Genuine Live 1966 (box set)

  My favourite Bob Dylan bootleg 1966: Genuine Live 1966 (box set) Scorpio put out the 8 CD set entitled Genuine Live 66 in 2000 (following in their tradition of sticking titles to Sony music.)  It gives us a fantastic view into one of the best  (if not THE best) rock tours ever done. The Bootlegs included in the box …

March 4: The Late Bobby Womack was born in 1944

It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you. ~Bobby Womack You gotta know when it’s time to hang up. But when I finally go, let me go out on stage, my perfect ending. Don’t let me …

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