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1 hr ago | WTAX-AM Springfield
Today's Birthdays: Blues singer B.B. King is 89. Singer Betty Kelly of Martha and the Vandellas is 70. Drummer Kenney Jones is 66. Actress Susan Ruttan is 66. Actor Ed Begley Junior is 65. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 64. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 61. Actor Christopher Rich is 61. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 60. Singer Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites is 60. Illusionist David Copperfield is 58. Actor Mickey Rourke is 58. Country singer Terry McBride is 56. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 56. Actress Jayne Brook is 54. Singer Richard Marx is 51. Comedian Molly Shannon is 50. Singer Marc Anthony is 46. Comedian Amy Poehler is 43. Singer Musiq is 37. Rapper Flo Rida is 35. Actress Alexis Bledel is 33. Actress Sabrina Bryan is 30. Actress Madeline Zima is 29. Actor Ian Harding is 28. Actress Kyla Pratt is 28. Singer Teddy Geiger is 26. Musician Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is ... (more)
3 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers
Are you experienced? That's the question asked by a 25-year-old electric guitar pioneer on the title track of his 1967 album 'Are You Experienced.' Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix died only a few short years later.
7 hrs ago | Examiner.com
The list of artists who were inspired by their father's love of music is seemingly endless. Many a musician cites their father's record collection as the genesis seed that took root and came to fruition in the career of the son or daughter.
11 hrs ago | Billboard
Vampire Diaries star Michael Malarkey is set to release a 5-song EP, Feed the Flames , on Oct. 12; the title track will debut on iTunes Sept. 16. "As far as my songwriting goes, I became infatuated with Tom Waits after graduating high school, specifically Rain Dogs and The Heart of Saturday Night," Malarkey tells Billbaord.
16 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
Actor Hank Azaria on stage Friday as "Duffman," in "The Simpsons Take the Bowl" concert at the Hollywood. "The Simpsons" set up shop at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend -- and tens of thousands of loyal followers made the pilgrimage to witness the epochal event.
20 hrs ago | Houston Press
Anyone who follows jazz or has much sense of Houston's music history knows that Joseph Leslie Sample, who passed away Friday night after a losing battle with lung cancer, is a giant. But Sample was not simply a virtuoso pianist, a prolific composer and one of the inventors of jazz-funk via the Crusaders.
PRLog - Sep. 14, 2014 - BOSTON -- "Paul Speidel's guitar playing is impressive. He manages to mix blues and jazz and funk naturally and effortlessly.
Guitarist Byther Smith is another example of a Chicago blues hidden treasure. Not a household name, Byther can play with the same calmness as B.B. King or the intensity of bitterness and pain.
ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.
Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis, Neil's has been doing some great things lately. In recent months Neil's has brought in classic rock group Wishbone Ash, the return of Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, Rob Caudill and his Rod Stewart tribute and now he is bringing in one of the best groups from the early 70's, Savoy Brown.
Ray Charles is No. 13 on the list of CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice . A list of the most influential artists in history chosen by country stars themselves, another honoree is revealed each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown .
Lucinda Williams' almost 10-minute trip through J.J. Cale's "Magnolia" is a perfectly calibrated tribute, one full of broken Stonesy grandeur and quietly mournful space. Listening, it's clear she understands the lesser-explored contours of this song, settling into it like a cracked and comfortable leather seat.
Also: Miranda Lambert gains thanks to sale pricing, Johnny Winter earns his highest charting album ever & the WOW series continues to rack up big sales. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000 copies in the week ending Sept.
Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.
Butcher's block, down and dirty blues was unleashed in Vidlin as one-man stomping, blues-sliding, Half Deaf Clatch opened the show. With the brim of his John Deere baseball cap casting a shadow over his eyes - the bluesman from Hull snarled at the microphone, pulled and snapped at the strings on his resonator guitars.
For four decades, AC/DC have blasted the rock 'n' roll landscape with towering riffs and a winking innuendo that cuts to the primal heart of the music. And their story is filled with anecdotes befitting such a titanic band.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:21 pm
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