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May 10 in music history

Today: Bono is 54 (read more)Music can change the world because it can change people.

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.

Singer, poet, activist, believer: few icons in the history of rock & roll have created art with the consciousness and passion of Bono, and only a handful have done it as successfully. Whether preaching about “three chords and the truth” or donning ironic personas, the first and only frontman for seminal Irish rock band U2 has always stood unequivocally for hope, faith, and love — and in so doing has touched millions of fans, as well as sold millions of records.
~Jonathan Miller (allmusic.com)

 “Mother” Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) (read more)
was an American country musician. She is best known as a member of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s and also as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters.
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 Arthur Alexander (May 10, 1940 – June 9, 1993) was an American country songwriter and soul singer. Jason Ankeny, music critic forAllmusic, said Alexander was a “country-soul pioneer” and that, though largely unknown, “his music is the stuff of genius, a poignant and deeply intimate body of work on par with the best of his contemporaries.” Alexander wrote songs publicized by such stars asThe Beatles, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Tina Turner and Jerry Lee Lewis.  Arthur_Alexander
“Come On” was chosen as the Rolling Stones’s debut single. Released in the late spring of 1963, it reached number 21 on the UK single charts. rollingstonescome-a
 Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), was an English musician who was the bass guitarist and vocalist of the punk group Sex Pistols. Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in early 1977 to replace Glen Matlock. Since his skills on bass guitar were questionable, Vicious only performed bass on one song on the band’s sole studio album Never Mind the Bollocks. During the brief drug-filled ascendancy of the Sex Pistols, Vicious met his girlfriend and manager Nancy Spungen, who died of a stab wound whilst staying in the Hotel Chelsea, Manhattan, with Vicious. Vicious died of a heroin overdose while on bail on suspicion of her murder. sid vicius 
Live @ The Fillmore is Lucinda Williams’ eighth album, and her first live album. It was released in 2005. Though rated highly for the live performance, the album received criticism for only containing album tracks, including 11 from her previous album, 2003’s World Without Tears.  live-at-the-filmore

Spotify Playlist – May 10