Thursday, November 15, 2012

Footstompin’ Music

On this date in rock history, in 1971, Grand Funk Railroad releases “E Pluribus Funk.” The critics bash the album but the fans buy it. I’ve always been a big fan – I saw them live in Iowa City in 1976 or ‘77; at that time they were one of the loudest (if not the loudest) bands around. Let’s take a look at one of the songs from that album – must be nice to have an extra B-3 laying around for Mark Farner to play a couple of chords on - and does the man even own a shirt?! I also like Don Brewer’s bolero look – cute! Thanks to for the info, enjoy, and keep on rockin’!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sometimes I feel Like I’m Dyin...

… too true, too true…Today in rock history, in 1971, Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman is laid to rest. The group, plus Dr. John and Bonnie Bramlett, perform at the service. Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident three days earlier, at the age of 23, which is the age of my oldest son right now. Kid, stay off of motorcycles (unlike your old man) and you'll make it to 24 and beyond. Let’s celebrate his life by checking out this vid (for all of you folks who always yell “Whippin’ Post” at rock concerts, this one’s for you!) Thanks to for the info, and keep on rockin’!