Today: Robbie Robertson is 69

From Wikipedia:

Robbie Robertson, OC (born Jaime Robert Klegerman; July 5, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known for his membership as the guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. He was ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The Band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. As a songwriter Robertson is responsible for such classics as “The Weight“, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“, “Up On Cripple Creek“, “Broken Arrow” and “Somewhere Down the Crazy River“, and has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Albums with The Band

Albums with Bob Dylan and The Band

Solo recordings


Here is a real gem from youtube – The Band, performing live at The Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA, recorded on November 1st, 1970.

Performing: Time to Kill, The Weight, This Wheel’s on Fire, Up on Cripple Creek

Album of the day @ JV:

Other July-05:

  • That’s All Right” is the name of the first commercial single released by Elvis Presley, written and originally performed by blues singerArthur Crudup. Presley’s version was recorded on 5 July 1954, and released on 19 July 1954 with “Blue Moon of Kentucky” as the B-side. It is #112 on the 2004 Rolling Stone magazine list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.
    B-side Blue Moon of Kentucky
    Released 19 July 1954
    Format 7″ single
    Recorded 5 July 1954
    Genre Rockabilly
    Length 1:57
    Label Sun Records
    Writer(s) Arthur Crudup
    Producer Sam Phillips

  • Gloria” is a rock song classic written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison’s band Them in 1964 as the B-side of “Baby, Please Don’t Go“. The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands’ repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its “G–L–O–R–I–A” chorus. It is very easy to play (three-chord) and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. The song continues to be played by thousands of bands from famous recording artists to unknown garage bands. Humourist Dave Barry joked that “You can throw a guitar off a cliff, and as it bounces off rocks on the way down, it will, all by itself, play Gloria.”
    A-side Baby, Please Don’t Go
    B-side “Gloria”
    Released 6 November 1964 (as B-side)
    1965 (as A-side)
    Format Vinyl 7″
    Recorded 5 July 1964, Decca Three Studios,West Hampstead
    Genre Garage rock, protopunk
    Length 2:38
    Label Decca (UK), Parrot (US)
    Writer(s) Van Morrison
    Producer Dick Rowe

  • Michael Monarch (born on July 5, 1950 in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist. He is best known for his work with the band Steppenwolf.


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