July 14 in music history

The late Woody Guthrie was born 102 years ago today (read more)

“The most important thing I know I learned from Woody Guthrie”
~Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan liner notes)


Bob Dylan: Knocked Out Loaded (released 14 July 1986) (read more)

Knocked Out Loaded is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s 24th studio album, released by Columbia Records 14 July 1986.The album was received poorly upon release, and is still considered by some critics to be one of Dylan’s least-engaging efforts. However, the 11-minute epic “Brownsville Girl”— co-written by Sam Shepard—has been cited as one of his best by some critics.


 Knocked out loaded
 James Beck “Jim” Gordon (born July 14, 1945) is an American recording artist, musician and songwriter. The Grammy Award winner was one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s, recording albums with many well-known musicians of the time, and was the drummer in the blues rock supergroup Derek and the Dominos, Little Richard, and Delaney & Bonnie. In 1983, Gordon, at the time an undiagnosed schizophrenic, murdered his mother and was sentenced to sixteen years to life in prison.  jim_gordon

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