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“Americanafest” Goes Virtual!

Published 15 days ago by AJ Edmonds

Americana fans will not have to miss out this year. The Americana Music Association Foundation has announced “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference”. It’s a new online music industry conference experience from Sept. 16-18, 2020. The virtual conference will feature Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Mavis Staples as well as AMAF Board Members Jackson Browne, Rhiannon Giddens and T Bone Burnett.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 23

Published 16 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


JUNE CARTER CASH
KT TUNSTALL
PAUL “BONEHEAD” ARTHURS of Oasis
ROBERT HUNTER of Grateful Dead
STU SUTCLIFFE of The Beatles

THIS HAPPENED


In 1965, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ classic “The Tracks Of My Tears” was released.

In 1973, George Harrison started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Living In The Material World, his second US #1.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 22

Published 16 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


GARRY GARY BEERS of INXS
HOWARD KAYLAN of The Turtles/Flo & Eddie
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
STEVEN PAGE of Barenaked Ladies
TODD RUNDGREN


THIS HAPPENED


In 1968, The Jeff Beck Group played in America for the first time, at the Fillmore East in New York City. Rod Stewart, then the lead singer, was so nervous that he hid behind a large speaker for part of the performance.

In 1969, The only album by supergroup Blind Faith was released.

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Hear At Home with Joe Walsh

Published 17 days ago by Nic Harcourt

Hear At Home with Joe Walsh

Nic Harcourt and 88.5 FM's newest on-air host, the legendary Joe Walsh connect for our Hear At Home series. Joe talks about the impact and influences the radio has had over his life. He also talks about how he stumbled on becoming a Ham radio operator. And we also get a sneak peek for what's ahead on future episodes of Joe Walsh's Old Fashion Radio right here on the Independent 88.5 FM.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 21

Published 18 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


BRANDON FLOWERS of The Killers
LANA DEL REY
NILS LOFGREN of The E Street Band/Grin/Crazy Horse
RAY DAVIES of The Kinks

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1966, Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at The Marquee Club in London.

In 1966, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song, “She Said She Said,” at Abbey Road Studios in London. “She Said She Said” was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 20

Published 19 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


BRIAN WILSON of The Beach Boys
CHET ATKINS
GRACE POTTER
JOHN TAYLOR of Duran Duran

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1966, Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album came out. It peaked at #9 in the US, but with songs like “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “I Want You,” and “Just Like a Woman,” it also ranked #9 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 1969, Approximately 150,000 rock fans showed up in Northridge, California, not far from the CSUN campus, to witness the Newport 69 Festival featuring The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, and numerous others. Hendrix’s fee was reportedly $125,000, at that time a record-breaking amount for a single appearance by a rock performer.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 19

Published 20 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN

ANN WILSON of Heart
NICK DRAKE
SCOTT AVETT of The Avett Brothers

 

THIS HAPPENED

In 1965, Four Tops went to #1 on the US singles chart with “I Can’t Help Myself.” Lead singer Levi Stubbs had not been satisfied with the recording session and was promised that he could do it again the following day, but that never happened so the version that became a smash hit was just Stubbs’ second vocal take.

In 1971, Carole King started a five-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “It’s Too Late.”

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Hear At Home with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf

Published 20 days ago by Andy Chanley

Hear At Home with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf

Good ol' Andy Chanley is at it again, this time chatting with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf for 88.5 FM's Hear At Home series. They talk about their latest release, 'Never Not Together.' They also reminisce about Nada Surf's visit to the 88.5 studios, before the pandemic, and Matthew Caw's favorite quarantine meal.

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