Thursday, February 28, 2013
… although I doubt they’d ever be invited to emigrate to this country… Today, in rock history, in 1970, under threat of legal action in Denmark by the family of airship creator Ferdinand Von Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin perform as The Nobs (and kids, this word is English slang for what body part? A free Led Zeppelin album if you get it right!) for their Copenhagen show. Countess Eva von Zeppelin, granddaughter of Count von Zeppelin, objects to the "shrieking" the group produces using her family’s name. Well, too bad – let’s hear some of said shrieking, thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Today in rock history, in 1961, for what is almost surely the only time in their stage career, the Beatles play three separate gigs in three venues on one day: a lunchtime show at the Cavern followed by and evening show at Liverpool's Casanova Club and a nighttime gig across town at Litherland Town Hall. The only video that could have existed from this long, long day in the band’s career is this vid of the band at the Cavern Club in 1962. As a commenter on YouTube said, “Wish I could have been in the back of the hall with a cold beer that day!” I second that emotion, enjoy the vid, and keep on rockin’! (thanks to http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/february21.htm for the info).
Thursday, February 14, 2013
… that the Spencer Davis Group could also have been known as the “Spencer Davis Blues Band,” and that little Stevie Winwood (shown her in 1967, at age 19) was (and I’m sure still is) such a great blues guitarist? Here they are with their take on the old Elmore James classic “Dust My Broom” shown on some obscure Scandanavian TV show (Spencer, Muff and Pete York ain’t bad either), and more recently at Crossroads with Eric. Thanks to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Davis_Group for the info, and keep on rockin’!