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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2922924 04/23/18 11:11 AM
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Glen and Roy were two of the greats...I really dig Roy's music as do many of the people in this vid:



One of my favorite Orbison songs... cool


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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2922939 04/23/18 12:19 PM
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I was thinking the same thing fang. I would of guessed Orbison was older. Jim

Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: jimmac] #2923112 04/24/18 08:44 AM
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I'd guess that would be because public awareness of Roy came years before anyone heard of Glen as a musician or singer or what...

Like, Roy's earliest singles went out about '56 or so, and Glen didn't get one of his own out there until '61 or '62. And then Roy's efforts were heard on multiple formats while at first much of Glen's stuff was heard only on country stations. And he spent much of his time earlier as a member of some singing group or as a top session man. It wouldn't surprise me if Glen could be heard on some old Orbison recording doing some of the "overdub" work. wink
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2923266 04/25/18 09:06 AM
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And today is the 101st anniversary of ELLA FITZGERALD's birth, and
The 95th anniversary of ALBERT KING's.
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2923434 04/26/18 08:00 AM
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JOHNNY SHINES, a blues picker never mentioned by ANY of the "experts" here, would be 103 if still alive. wink



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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2925841 05/08/18 08:35 AM
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Today marks the 107th anniversary of ROBERT JOHNSON's birth.
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RICKY NELSON would have been 78 today.
imagine.....
Those two sharing a birthday! cool
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2925878 05/08/18 11:03 AM
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Ricky's lead player James Burton, is still around. He's one of my all-time favorite guitar players. A session man much like Glen Campbell that played for many of the greats... cool


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Today SHOULD have been TAL FARLOW's 97th birthday.
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2931954 06/09/18 08:37 AM
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And I GOTTA mention LES PAUL's 103rd anniversary of his birth today! wink
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2931966 06/09/18 10:19 AM
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A real guitar legend...RIP Les.





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Well, these two weren't musicians, but truly music lovers...

And it makes my conscience feel better to...

Wish "Happy birthday" to my Mother and her Mother( Grandma) who both were born on this date. Mom in 1926; (d: 1999)
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Grandma in 1907.(d: 1993)
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2933824 06/21/18 08:11 AM
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Well, because of what was going on yesterday, I couldn't fittingly mention CHET ATKINS' 94th birthday yesterday.
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One of my guitar hero's.

Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: jimmac] #2933886 06/21/18 02:20 PM
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Chet Atkins one of my all-time favorite guitar players. He's right up there with the best... cool


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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: Larryz] #2933992 06/22/18 08:14 AM
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Aw, HELL....

I can recall back in the "day" that even among guys who never heard any of his music or even PLAYED guitar a little that Chet was LEGENDARY! grin wink
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I have a CD and I think I used to have the record of Chet and Jerry Reed together. Awsome talent both of them. Jim

Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: jimmac] #2934169 06/23/18 08:17 AM
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Today though, and although NOT a "giant" among guitar players or the guitar world----

It's the 78th anniversary of the birth of STUART SUTCLIFFE, often noted as THE BEATLES' original bass player, and mostly just a good friend of John Lennon.
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Bluesman DAVID "Honeyboy" EDWARDS would have been 103 today. Actually, he did come close to the hundred mark! wink left us at age 96 in 2011.
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2936412 07/06/18 07:28 AM
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While lookin' up info on others, found today (7/6/18) would have been the 93rd birthday for BILL HALEY;

Who I didn't know WAS older( by just a year) than Chuck Berry, but was born up here in HIGHLAND PARK, MI.!

I for some reason long thought he came from somewhere down south. Highland Park is an adjacent Detroit suburb and for some reason it seemed Detroit "oldies" and "classic rock" DJs never bothered making mention of the Michigan origins of "the father of rock". wink
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: Larryz] #2936421 07/06/18 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
Chet Atkins one of my all-time favorite guitar players. He's right up there with the best... cool


I never thought much of Chet's playing until I heard the Chester & Lester albums. WHEW! What a picker!


Always remember that you�re unique. Just like everyone else.



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Tenor guitarist LlOYD "TINY" GRIMES would be 102 today if still with us. He played with Art Tatum for a time.
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Because he was such a HUGE influence on Chuck Berry, I'll mention that today is the 110th anniversary of LOUIS JORDAN's birth.

And the 94th of Chuck's piano compadre JOHNNIE JOHNSON. wink

However, I won't be celebrating with Beans 'n' Cornbread. wink

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And today marks the 106th birthday of singer/songwriter/activist WOODY GUTHRIE. love
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Today marks the 97th anniversary of guitarist GEORGE BARNES, who at 17 became the "staff guitarist" for DECCA records, which meant he did a lot of session work with a lot of different artists. It's also claimed he was the first to commercially record a song with an electric guitar ("Sweetheart Land"--Big Bill Broonzy, '38) which of course, is disputed, but nontheless, Barnes remained playing in his typical "happy" style until his death in '77. And too, probably yet ANOTHER "father" of rock'n'roll. wink
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And sadly too, I'll mention that today would have been the 77th birthday of LONNIE MACK. frown
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Somehow fitting, with today being the birthday of guitar great STEVE MORSE, it too, marks what would have been the 75th birthday of "blues guitarist extraordinaire" MIKE BLOOMFIELD.

That I too, share the same birthdate somehow makes me feel both humbled and proud. wink
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And often cited as the earliest( and sometimes first) proponent of the electric guitar, today is the 102nd anniversary of CHARLIE CHRISTIAN's birth.
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And I think it worth mentioning that today would have been JERRY GARCIA's 76th birthday. wink
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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2942297 08/10/18 08:36 AM
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How about today being what would have been LEO FENDER's 109th birthday? smile
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