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alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... #2894793 12/09/17 09:38 AM
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bluesman JUNIOR WELLS would be 82 today,,,,and
DAN HICKS would be 76.

Give a look skyward and wish them a "happy". wink
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Hope Caevan reminds us of Django's next month like he usually does. Elvis pops up on January 8th. He's the only one I have memorized and only because one of my good buds has a birthday on the same day...but, I'll chime in now and then if I see some like Roy O, Roy B, Les, Chet, Jerry, Marty, Johnny, etc., as they always keep my spirits up LOL! cool


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Saw Junior Wells with Buddy Guy at a bar called The Rip Tide in Beach Haven New Jersey a very long time ago. That was the night I became a fan of Buddy Guy. He was playing a Gibson ES 335 that night and during one pause between songs he started playing blues licks with the volume controls turned down. He shut the whole bar full of young white folks who all paused to listen to him play, the rest of the band was silent, and to my astonishment so was the crowd. Then slowly he upped the volume and then the band kicked in.

Anyways Happy posthumous birthday To Jumior Wells and Dan Hicks.


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Today it's Eddie Jones' 91st birthday. Born just two months after Chuck Berry, he did a tune called "The Things I Used To Do" that was covered by Chuck, but many others like Clapton, SRV and Winter.---

Known as "Guitar Slim", he died young, way back in 1959.
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Willie Mae"Big Mama" Thornton would have been 91 today. Had she NOT recorded the original HOUND DOG, ya gotta wonder if ELVIS would have got around to it or not. smile

1926 seemed to be a banner year for American culture.....
Chuck Berry
Mama Thornton
Marilyn Monroe
Hugh Hefner
Fidel Castro
Miles Davis
Jerry Lewis
GEORGE MARTIN
Harper Lee

And many other notables, some, like those listed above, have had a HUGE impact on American culture!

And a huge impact on ME, since my Mother was born that year too. wink
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Another favorite, reedman GROVER WASHINGTON Jr. would be 74 if still with us, while MC5's ROB TYNER( no relation to McCoy. wink ) would be 73. He incidentally DID adopt the last name TYNER after McCoy though. wink
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Country crooner CHARLIE RICH would have been 85 today.

And DICK WAGNER just missed being 75! frown
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JOHN ABERCROMBIE, who left us earlier this year would have been 73 today. frown
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CHAS CHANDLER, Animal's bassist and Hendrix manager would have been 79 today, as well as elsewhere mentioned BIG BROTHER co-founder SAM ANDREW, who would have been 76.
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A few today....
Folk legend PHIL OCHS would have been 77 today...
ALVIN LEE would be 73... as well as
ZAL YANOVSKY of The Lovin' Spoonful.

A happy birthday to all three, wherever they are. wink
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In a perfect world, FRANK ZAPPA would be celebrating birthday #77 today.

CARL WILSON would be 71,

PACO DeLUCIA would be 70.
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JAMES GURLEY of Big Brother and The Holding Co., who died just two days short of his 70th birthday, would be 78 today.
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Folkster TIM HARDIN would have been 76 today, and LINC CHAMBERLAND(see also; "Forgotten guitarists") would have been 77.
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Now, had he lived, legend SCOTTY MOORE would be 86 today...



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Scotty Moore is my adopted mentor. It was his guitar playing that inspired me long before I ever knew his name. He wrote all of the guitar parts for Elvis's hits while he was at Sun Records and into the early years of RCA. Definitely a guitar King of Rock and Roll. That ES-295 Gibson he's holding is iconic...it put Rock and Roll on the map IMHO. A very sad day for me when he passed away, but his music always lives on! thu


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I agree with Larry Scotty was great to listen to. Anyone that plays guitar and heard his playing at least subconsciencely was affected in their style. Jim

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And obscure rockabilly guitar slinger/singer DORSEY BURNETTE would be 85 today had he stuck around. He, along with many others, also did a cover of "Keep A-knockin' "




And The Box Tops' ALEX CHILTON would have been 67.
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Obscure bluesman Prez "Kidd" Kenneth would have been 84 today

The Band's RICK DANKO would be 75 if all went well.

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Today, BO DIDDLEY would have been 89.

Here's two legends gettin' it on.


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Liked him or not(I thought he was OK enough) JOHN DENVER would have been 74 today.
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Early '50's R&B singer/guitar slinger DANNY OVERBEA would be 92 today. Think I'll drink "Forty Cups Of Coffee" in his honor. wink


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JOHN DENVER

One of the 1st pop entertainers to openly & casually include allusions to, uh, herbal aromatherapy in his songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxgsbLy2Cbc


Also worthy for stating his love for his Honey b/c she "filled out his census"...or is it "filled up my sensi" ?
& for having the courage to perform the slow waltz w/himself herein executed....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch7JGUIx1WU


Further, here he invited one of the most talented but neglected singers of her & our time, Cass Elliot (aka the female Dave Crosby).
Do it & done, John !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKdknYaSHgE



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I have the Midnight Special DVD of John and Momma Cass doing that classic duet! John was definitely a great and talented song writer and so was Momma...they both left us much too soon! cool


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I almost fergot that JD wrote one of pop music's most enduring anthems, of such import I feel it's only proper to post it here instead of prying it into the prior entry.

Toots Hibbert says "John & his friends can pass the pipe around my campfire anytime !"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PEHg4pxTk8


Whirling halfway 'round the world to another island, we find that uke master Iz Kamakawiwo'ole, also knows what's what when he hears it.
While based on Toots's arrangement catch his locally focused lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZw5AC_re6I


I can't leave out this ref since, well, it's Mr Ray Charles & while he, too, cops the reggae feel just take a moment outta yer busy day & dig his vocal cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umkNMafwT74

As was once said, "May you never hear Jimi Taylor again !"
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Can't say enough about Cass' excellent voice. Gone too soon for sure.

But since it's nowhere NEAR both Ray's and Iz's birthdays, I wonder why they were brought up HERE?
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... since it's nowhere NEAR both Ray's and Iz's birthdays, I wonder why they were brought up HERE?

...... rolleyes
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That would be in the context of Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997, known professionally as John Denver) & his James Vernon Taylor- (born March 12, 1948~not dead yet) -tromping hit song "Country Roads".


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Toots, IZ and Ray were all doing their rendition of a John Denver tune. I thought Ray's was a little less reggae than the other two, but I loved the reggae versions of the song. Fits in, Since JD's BD was brought up... cool


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Originally Posted By: d

...... rolleyes
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That would be in the context of Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997, known professionally as John Denver) & his James Vernon Taylor- (born March 12, 1948~not dead yet) -tromping hit song "Country Roads".


I suppose if this WERE a John Denver thread, it'd make perfect sense. But.......... facepalm
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Fang, I think this thread is about who ever you bring up for our comments (if we have any). If you post John Denver's Posthumous BD and people want to talk about him and/or post his music or renditions by other artists of his music, it becomes a thread about John Denver (at least for a little while IMHO). cool


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Sure. But wouldn't that have made more sense(In John's or anyone else's case) if that was done ON the date of their births, when it was posted? And NOT nearly a WEEK LATER?

And today, I'll mention this day would have seen SYD BARRETT turn 72;

And recently passed MALCOLM YOUNG become 65. frown

Honorable mention: British folk singer guitarist SANDY DENNY would have seen 71 if still with us.
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At risk of provoking the usual defensiveness some exhibit, I find it funny (well, almost) that someone who's insisted repeatedly & vociferously on the "right" to post whatever they want, related or otherwise, wherever & whenever they want, would get uptight abt anyone tryna put a little context behind this endless list of names which, for the most part, delivers nothing concerning why anyone should care abt or honor those mentioned.
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Otherwise, what really is the point ?
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@ Fang, I don't think people need to be standing by to post their comments on the day of. A week later is not so bad. Hell, I've seen many posts that I call tales from the crypt years later resurrecting old threads LOL! cool

@ d, I would concur that this thread and the living birthday thread are basically just and endless list of names (hopfully of guitar players). Most of the artists listed are unknown to me but I wish them a Happy Birthday anyway on the living ones. And the same is true on this thread, most of the artists are unknown to me. It's good to stay on topic when possible but I am also in the freedom crowd to go OT now and then or pursue other thoughts. We usually fall back in line sooner or later LOL! The point for me, is it's better to corral them all on one or two threads as opposed to starting endless threads just to say Happy Birthday. Anyone can start a special thread on any artist at any time birthday or not and go into greater detail especially on RIP threads. cool

@ et al, When I do see someone like Scotty Moore on this thread or on January 8th when Elvis' BD comes up, I'm sure I will say a few words or maybe even post a YouTube clip. The same is true on the Birthday thread. I hope others will do likewise when they see someone they admire... cool

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I'll admit I haven't heard of some of the people I post posthumous birthday notices of. And I can't figure out why someone who usually drones on about how this forum should be about "learning new things" and discovery of what's never been heard by any of us can't see this too, as a way of discovering a seemingly "new" name AND also hear something they've then obviously never heard before. I've actually uncovered some pretty fantastic stuff by guys that were long dead, but unheard of by me.

And I'd say that probably ALL of the unheard of dead guys might well have had some bearing of influence on those still living, which does make their mention worthwhile as contributors to some level of advancement. And THAT'S the point. poke
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Anyway, all there is today(and sorry, not a guitarist) is that PAUL REVERE of The Raiders would have been 80 today.
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1st, the backslap...
[told ya it was coming...]
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I'll admit I haven't heard of some of the people I post posthumous birthday notices of. And I can't figure out why someone who usually drones on about how this forum should be about "learning new things" and discovery of what's never been heard by any of us can't see this too, as a way of discovering a seemingly "new" name AND also hear something they've then obviously never heard before. I've actually uncovered some pretty fantastic stuff by guys that were long dead, but unheard of by me.

And I'd say that probably ALL of the unheard of dead guys might well have had some bearing of influence on those still living, which does make their mention worthwhile as contributors to some level of advancement. And THAT'S the point.

So, I guess, the thing I do in offering context or background or simple celebration to this list of names, is, while you criticize it, what might be a good thing ?
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@ Fang, I don't think people need to be standing by to post their comments on the day of. A week later is not so bad. Hell, I've seen many posts that I call tales from the crypt years later resurrecting old threads LOL! cool

I, for one, am not here every day.
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@ d, I would concur that this thread and the living birthday thread are basically just and endless list of names (hopfully of guitar players). Most of the artists listed are unknown to me but I wish them a Happy Birthday anyway on the living ones. And the same is true on this thread, most of the artists are unknown to me....[/qoute]
That's the crux of this is.
None of this, even when mentioning living, breathing player, is actually reaching them.
So the idea might be to celebrate what they did for us.
Some times that might seem obvious but, as is pointed out, sometimes even some of us don't know who the designated honoree is.
That's where the idea of putting context behind comes in, eh ?
As I mentioned recently I met a young player who, while a skilled player & a fan of Prince, had only the sketchiest idea of who Hendrix was. freak
I imagine that many even at a site such as this may wonder, "Who's Tal Farlow, Nick Lucas or Eddie Lang ?"
Same thing might apply to various new/young players or those working in a less popular genre.

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@ et al, When I do see someone like Scotty Moore on this thread or on January 8th when Elvis' BD comes up, I'm sure I will say a few words or maybe even post a YouTube clip. The same is true on the Birthday thread. I hope others will do likewise when they see someone they admire... cool

thu
Plus maybe even go to a site where one can actually communicate appreciation to those we hope to honor (take a hint abt Jerry Donahue, for ex)


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Not long ago I went to a local venue and saw Merle Haggard. He passed away a few months later. The moral of the story is to go see these artists before pass away...I'm going to see another country star, Marty Stuart this week that use to record with Merle and many others. He's a classic Telemaster! We had a thread not long ago that was a game of listing all of our guitar heroes using the 1st initial of the last name or some sort of rule. It died out and didn't accomplish much and like this thread, there were tons of famous guitar players that I had never heard of. Just another endless list of names...I agree that commentary and YT clips can be valuable on this thread when you see someone you admire make the list. cool


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So, when you get back from lighting a candle at church Larry, we can all pay a posthumous birthday wish to ELVIS PRESLEY, who'd be 83 today! smile

Ya gotta wonder what he'd be doing these days had it all gone right.

Also, rock promoter BILL GRAHAM would be 87;

And DAVID BOWIE would have been 71.

Cripes, all I stated was that I thought it made better sense to offer "context" or background and celebration of the people mentioned in this thread on the day their birthdate is mentioned. (OP note:) I WAS going to start an RIP thread for RAY THOMAS, a co-founder of The Moody Blues who is dead at 76, but I only learned( on another forum) that this morning. But also found out later this morn that he died FOUR DAYS ago. I figured that was too little too late, so scrapped the idea.

So, back to "basics", although not a super fan like Larry, I DID like a lot of Elvis tunes. Among my favorites, is this one, and I like this performance of it from his '68 "comeback" TV special. wink



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Gee, so relieved I was able to be here today & avoid the "deadline" !
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... a posthumous birthday wish to ELVIS PRESLEY, who'd be 83 today!
Ya gotta wonder what he'd be doing these days had it all gone right.

He'd likely be tryna get any current president to update his fake Double-Secret-Undercover-Anti-Drug Agent/Rock-Division badge...
...if he hadn't died from apoplexy when Lisa Marie married Mikey Jackson.

Elvis's greatest & worst musical moments (plus a palate cleanser):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0Rz-uP4Mk


Thanks, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58z-eRUFt_E


Much as I'd like to leave it there w/ the evidence of EAP's inability to discern good from bad in plain sight, I also recognize that, kinda like America's other great EAP (Eddie Allan Poe), he was a mashed-up bundle of contradictions.
So...here's a clip that "explains" the mystery of EAP as much as may be done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-VSn-NHK2Q


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Yeah, that clam movie with the slicing sand clam song was not a very good one for Elvis but not as bad as some of them others. That clam song is from all of our old Army cadence while marching songs (probably due to Elvis' Army marching days with him faking the electric lead on an acoustic guitar)...Now that I'm back from lighting a candle Fang, I used to sing One Night With You on stage in my Country Rock band days (One of my favorite Elvis songs when he was great and that really is him plying the guitar in that clip even though Scotty is standing by!). Here's a movie clip that came from one of his best movies King Creole...if you watch closely you'll see over Elvis' right shoulder Scotty Moore playing all the guitar parts on the big ole Gibson while Elvis fakes it out front on an acoustic. I really get a kick out of replaying it every January 8th as I remember both he and Scotty in the clip (along with the Jordanaires singing the backup vocals faking it as the band!). So Happy Belated Birthday to the King from one of your biggest fans!



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Wasn't belated at all though. wink

But I also think it isn't fair to judge any Presley tune that comes from one of his films. It's my understanding that he wasn't really all that happy with most of the movies he really had not much choice in, both script wise and musically. I mean, if you want to judge the SONGS on their musical merit( or lack thereof) go ahead. But leave Elvis OUT of it.

And oh yeah, KING CREOLE is #1 of my favorite THREE Presley flicks. JAILHOUSE ROCK and WILD IN THE COUNTRY being the other two. wink But as hormone ravaged adolescents, we liked going to see any Elvis movie, mostly for the BABES he had in 'em. grin
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I think it isn't fair to judge any Presley tune that comes from one of his films. It's my understanding that he wasn't really all that happy with most of the movies he really had not much choice in, both script wise and musically. I mean, if you want to judge the SONGS on their musical merit( or lack thereof) go ahead. But leave Elvis OUT of it.

Why ?
He agreed to do them, profited from them, most of his real fan base came from them.
To pretend he was somehow not part of their often lameness is to ignore the nature of his attitude toward music & his art.
On top of that there's his well-documented personal attitudes toward others.
To give him a free pass on his poor choices is to paint a false picture of him.

Of course, he's not the only entertainer who was/is a mix of such contradictions (one of my personal heroes, John Lennon, was also a bit offtrack at times & let's not even start on Bob Dyl) but he's the one under discussion here.
As has been discussed before & I demonstrated in the post above, I find great value in some of what he did but EAP was a very curious mix of great skill/talent + stunning, bewildering lack of concern with musical value.

That's why I chose the "Edge of Reality" clip above.


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King Creole is a great movie with a great album to go with it. It's not about judging songs from the movie Fang. The clip I played is a classic with Scotty in the background. Most of the early Elvis movies were based upon his music as the main attraction and he loved doing them. It was his later films where he was under contract, not allowed to do his thing, and not allowed to be doing concerts, recordings, etc. His life sucked and he had little to say about how his music was being used in the films whether he liked it or not, he still honored his contracts.

@ d, The Beatles movies were pretty goofy but don't try telling the girls that LOL! I enjoyed them and the music that went with them. I think the movie moguls knew there was a lot of money to be made by putting Elvis and the Beatles on the big screen. But in those early days I truly enjoyed their music and didn't mind the corny stuff. I think GI Blues, Blue Hawaii were about the last movies he made with almost decent music. Elvis' early stuff was much more to my liking. I like all of the Beatles years to include their early stuff as well. Lyrics were kind of bubble gummy with I Want To Hold Your Hand, but I still love it! cool


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I wasn't really referring to personal impressions, but general. As in the public impression.

As many abandoned Dylan when he "went electric" so did a lot of Presley fans when he(or rather the Colonel) started slicing singles from the lame sounding(in comparison to his early work) tunes on the movie soundtrack LPs. And the more lame and goofy the music and movies got, the more singles were cut from them. And lest we forget, PARKER signed the movie deals and Elvis, to avoid any legal hassles, reluctantly went along with them. He WANTED to do more substantial filmwork, more serious roles and all, but Parker insisted that would irreparably damage his "image" (and of course, mean less money for Parker) and ordered him to forget about it. In other words d, he didn't really choose those tunes and movies, but was GIVEN no choice.

Parker to me, seemed to be two sided. One side, he was the best thing to happen to Elvis, and on the other, probably also the worst.
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It was his later films where he was under contract, not allowed to do his thing, and not allowed to be doing concerts, recordings, etc. His life sucked and he had little to say about how his music was being used in the films whether he liked it or not, he still honored his contracts.


EAP didn't sign an endless contract to act in those films.
He periodically had the option to get out of that situation but opted to keep at it.
One can only presume he was happy to do so.
I'm not aware that any of his film contracts precluded him performing live & they definitely didn't interrupt his recording career.
I'm not a hater of his films, per se, but the musical material he accepted for them was often execrable & a demonstration of his lack of concern for either basic quality or for his fans.
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@ d, The Beatles movies were pretty goofy but don't try telling the girls that LOL! I enjoyed them and the music that went with them. I think the movie moguls knew there was a lot of money to be made by putting Elvis and the Beatles on the big screen.


Big diff there is that when the Beatles realized they didn't have anything to contribute by continuing their films, they stopped, except for McCartney.


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He WANTED to do more substantial filmwork, more serious roles and all, but Parker insisted that would irreparably damage his "image" (and of course, mean less money for Parker) and ordered him to forget about it. In other words d, he didn't really choose those tunes and movies, but was GIVEN no choice.

Parker to me, seemed to be two sided. One side, he was the best thing to happen to Elvis, and on the other, probably also the worst.

EAP had the option to do what he wanted to at almost any time.
His contracts w/Parker or rec co.s or film co.s weren't life-long.
They were periodically renewed.
He chose to continue as he did.
Most fans of the early Elvis, I suspect, unequivocally consider Parker the worst thing that happened to him professionally.
Presley didn't even benefit financially as much as many think.
Like several other major music figures he naively signed over 50% of his gross income to his manager.
Parker actually made more than EAP did !


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Like d indicated, I think Elvis could have got out of his movie contracts simply by not signing on to them at any time. They did limit his live performances and until they expired Elvis honored them. However, Elvis made a ton of money from his film contracts and the Colonel negotiated them in his best interest (and in his own LOL!). Here's the list showing how much Elvis made for each of his film contracts while Parker was his manager. Parker had managed to get Elvis 50% of the movie profits for his films which was unheard of in the movie industry:

https://theelvisexpert.com/tag/elvis-presley-movie-contracts/

I don't think Parker was the worst thing to happen to Elvis...cool

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OK, "whatevs".....and moving along:

"50's R&B guy BYRON "Wild Child" GIPSON would be 88 today;

With this day being JIM CROCE's 76th birthday.

For those unfamiliar with Gipson (like me too wink ) Here's a sample:


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Jim Croce left us way to soon. He was a super talented singer songwriter. I really enjoyed a ton of his songs. I think this one is my favorite:



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Croce one of my favorites. I was sad when his plan crashed and get sad sometimes thinking about how much more great music he and Maury would have created. Jim

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JIM, I wondered that often myself.

Larry: Some say that one should be MY favorite too, since I've worked at several car washes since I was about 14 or so. wink

Well, sure, I CAN relate to it, but I can relate as well to this one recalling several times in my life too. wink



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I was about 15 when I got my 1st real job, and yep, it was working at the car wash! I guess that's why I love the song so much LOL! cool


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Heh! And I'll bet WINTER time car wash work was FAR better there than here! wink

SLIM HARPO( James Isaac Moore) would be 94 if still with us today. STILL like his only "big" hit:


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Slim Harpo = Mick Jagger's fave bluesman
(give the vid a minute---it gets hot !)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n6vNOHjWaA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LimUFNB52Q0


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RAY PRICE missed his 92nd birthday;
"folkster" GLEN YARBOROUGH would have been 88;
and LARRY HOPPEN(Orleans) would have been 67 today.
So would CHRIS BELL of the short-lived band Big Star. Too bad. He was only 27 when he passed 40 years ago. shocked

Not a GREAT band, but not all that bad IMHO:



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Ray Price strikes a special chord with me as he was my Dad's favorite country singer. He crossed over from die hard country of his early days and into the pop charts in later years with this tune written by Kris Kristofferson:



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Quite the breadth today----

Long gone jazzman DANNY BARKER's 109th is today,

And JOE PASS would have been 89.

TIM KELLY of Slaughter though, would have been 55 but died 20 years ago next month.
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Joe Pass is one of my all-time favorite jazz players! Here he is behaving:



Looks like we share a birthday today! cool


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That so?
Well then, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU TOO, LARRYZ! like

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THANKS FANG! If it were not for this thread, I would have never known that me and Joe Pass shared the same day. Now it will always be easy to remember Joe's BD! thu


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And I'm guessing one of these will be of interest to you Larry----
ROY LANHAM once with The Sons Of The Pioneers woud have been 95 if longevity was in his cards, and...

BOB BOGLE--co-founder of The Ventures would have been 81.

Seems both he AND we were and are older than we thought. wink Or LIKE to anyway. grin
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Actually both of them are in my DNA. My mom loved the Sons Of The Pioneers. She only played one song on the guitar and it was Cool Water in D. The Ventures helped pioneere my intro into the guitar world and playing in my 1st gigging band back in '65 - '69. The boys and I still get together... cool


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GRADY MARTIN, one of country's top session men, would have been 89 today.

Let's give a listen--
(and dig THAT crazy axe!)

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PHIL EVERLY would be 79 if all went well;

JANIS JOPLIN's 75th is today

And ROBERT PALMER is missing his 69th.
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Sometimes I learn something that suprises me. I never would have guessed Janis was born before Dolly. I have to reset that impression. Kind of like when I realized one of my first wifes uncles was younger than me after always thinking for no good reason that he was older. Jim

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Maybe Dolly's appearance and appeal to an older generation of listeners maybe? That'd be my guess.

As for your wife's Uncle, the fact he IS an uncle probably helped with that impression. That kind of thing can get confusing and in today's "extended" family atmosphere, THIS song doesn't sound so much as a "novelty".---



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I've got to mention, due to his huge influence on many over the decades, probably for over a century, that today marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of HUDDIE LEDBETTER(aka: LEADBELLY). Blues/folk-blues singer/songwriter and 12-string master.

Friend and inspiration to many of our contemporary "heroes", his life too, is an inspiration. And although interesting to watch, the 1976 biopic "LEADBELLY" really does him no justice.

But, we can't let this pass without a listen... wink

Probably his best known and most covered tune...


This one shows his playing skills...


But this might be more familiar..;)


And I hope I didn't go thru the trouble of posting these for nothing.
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Wow.....

NO love for LEADBELLY, eh?
So, how about RICHIE HAVENS who would have been just a youthful 77 today if he'd stuck around?

How about his softer side(and this maybe should be in "covers)


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Today would have been SAM COOKE's 81st.

Now, who didn't dig Sam back in the "day"?
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Looks like I'm beating O'Shite in mentioning DJANGO REINHARDT'S 108th anniversary of his birth. wink

But it's also country singer/songwriter JOHNNY RUSSELL'S birthday, and he'd be 78 if still among us. Noted for many tunes done by many greats, and particularly "Act Naturally" for Buck Owens and later The Beatles.
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Yeah, where is Caevan when we need him? He always reminded us to keep Django in mind on his birthday. This video will show us why we admire him so much. It tells of his ability to play better than all others with such a handicap in his fretting hand...he his the King of Improvisation IMHO!



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Good 1 , LZ !
Esp w/ yer exposition (if light) of the why


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Today would have been SAM COOKE's 81st.

Now, who didn't dig Sam back in the "day"?

Well, many did...but for some, can you spell "I-D-I-O-C-Y" ?

... BUT there's, unfortunately, also the name that refuses to name itself...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ3aDrn7P4M


BUT, WAIT, THERE'S MORE !!!!

For those that might think Mr Cook (correct, pre-fame spelling) was just another of them, dig this...
general human alert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV8XwoIGo5M



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Good 1 , LZ !
Esp w/ yer exposition (if light) of the why


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& for the orig "band of gypsies"...
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Here's DR sticking it in Hitler's eye & ear
w/ a v beautiful tune love
...just so, y'know, pop music ala The Beatles didn't just happen when there were Beatles (TK, John ! grin )
Nuages = "clouds"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY0FF4iR9Cw


BTW, here's an interesting look at DR's playing w/ his crippled hand...(can you guess what he might've been like before his injury ?!)
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Sadly, most of Django's pre-injury playing was as accompanyist on either guitar or "banjo-guitar" for French "stars" like MAURICE ALEXANDER, MAURICE CHAUMEL and VICTOR MARCEAU, and he can be heard doing rhythm work on this old recording c. 1928:


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Today, ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM would have been 91;

And ETTA JAMES just missed becoming 80.
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of ELMORE JAMES.
Bluesman once known as "The King of slide" mostly noted for his version of THIS---



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IF anyone pays any attention to this thread, I'll say that here's a guy that needs some "props", maybe not as a guitarist(though he did play) but as IMHO, one of the greatest voices in rock---

STEVE MARRIOTT, who would have been just 71 today, and obviously then left us WAY too young.

We first heard from him here--


And then he a few years later got HERE( note: others might go for the low hanging fruit like "30 days" or "Doctor", but this is my favorite from HP, and shows Steve's vocal power well)


But really, ALL that HP stuff kicked ass! wink
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Former Mothers Of Invention member JIMMY CARL BLACK(the Indian of the group wink ) would have become 80 years old today.



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Bluesman JESSE THOMAS's 107th birthday is today.
Along with JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON's 83rd;
And ARTHUR KANE fom The New York Dolls 69th.

Let's hear from a couple--- Jesse first---


Now Johnny---


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Reggae master BOB MARLEY would have been 73 today. Not a big reggae fan here, but he did have a huge impact on both the genre and music and musicians in general, so it's worth noting his birthday.

GORDON DOWNIE of Tragically Hip just missed becoming 54;

And folkster KATE McGARRIGLE would have been 72.
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It seems everybody wants to be the King of some genre these days. If I got to vote on one for Reggae, it would be Bob Marley! cool


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I always wondered what some of those "Kings" felt about it all. I know Bob Dylan always thought that "Voice of a generation" tag many gave him was kind of ridiculous.
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Today would have been the 84th birthday of EARL KING who was famous for this tune that might sound familiar.....


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Today marks the 104th anniversary of the birth of bluesman( and a favorite of mine) JOSH WHITE. Who's well known for this tune (where I believe somebody took the name from wink ):


It also would have been GENE VINCENT's 83rd birthday, and...

BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT's 80th

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Today marks the 81st anniversary of guitarist MAGIC SAM's birth.

And also the 71st anniversary of TIM BUCKLEY'S birth.

Tim, near the end, developed a unique vocal style, And his (probably) most heralded LP, "Greeting From LA", featured enough songs so heavily laced with sexual content that CREEM magazine's DAVE MARSH dubbed the music, "F***K-Rock". wink couple examples:





And a bit from Sam....


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Today is the 102nd anniversary of the birth of BILL DOGGETT, who wrote the seminal tune "Honky Tonk", which gave us the familiar "riff" that was many a "boomer's" first guitar riff. And one that's been used with countless variations in countless rock'n'roll tunes.


It's also what would have been SONNY BONO's 83rd birthday
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Although not known for guitar work, though he did play, one of my favorites as a kid, GENE PITNEY would have been 78 today.
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The following not only share a birthday, but garnered great musical reputations while still alive, and left us way too early....

J. GEILS(John Warren) would have been 72 today.
WALTER BECKER would have been 68;
RANDY CALIFORNIA(Wolfe) would be 67;
and
KURT COBAIN just 51.

Now, I long thought Randy was a few YEARS older than me(possibly my brother's age, 4 years older) NOT just FIVE MONTHS! shocked

That means he was only 16 when Spirit released their debut LP!
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Today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of ANDRES SEGOVIA


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Andres Sevogia is a true master in the classical world...


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Thanks for that Larry. I was beginning to think nobody paid any attention to this thread. wink

So, speaking of "true masters", I'll point out that today would have been the 74th birthday of m'man JOHNNY WINTER. smile

And to many of his fans,will always be thought of as...


wink
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I keep and eye on the thread even though my comments are rare...I've got to give props to a true Blues Master and a great slide guitar master Johnny Winter! thu


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Well then of course, I couldn't let what would have been GEORGE HARRISON's 75th birthday go by unmentioned. wink




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George was a great writer, singer, and guitar master. A super talent IMHO. He's still my favorite Beatle even though it's hard to choose:



He helped put the guitar on the map! cool


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Hard to choose what?

A favorite Beatle, or which CLIP to post in this thread? grin

So many good ones I found it a coinflip most of the time too. wink
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A favorite Beatle...+1 it is hard to choose a clip. I like the old live performances best. The clip I chose of George's While My Guitar Gently Weeps, is because it's a real classic and also a favorite! cool


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I also look at this almost every day just rarely comment. Same with the living guys birthdays. Jim

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OK. So I'll mention today would have seen Antione "Fats" Domino hit 90 if he held on a bit longer.
JOHNNY CASH would be 86.
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Both of these men, Johnny and Fats, are classics! I grew up listening to one of them in Country and one of them in Rock and Roll...I love both of them and the music they shared with all of us! thu


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LOU REED would have been 76 today. frown

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Today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of WALTER "FURRY" LEWIS, often hailed as (in some cases) the "Father of the blues". Don't know about that, but he's done some very early recordings......like this, another version about "Stack O' Lee" from 90 odd years ago...

and he WAS the topic of Joni Mitchell's song "Furry Sings The Blues" from he "Hejira" LP.


And also, today marks what would have been WES MONTGOMERY'S 93rd birthday. ANOTHER "boomer" influence. wink


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Had he held on, we'd be wishing a happy 82nd to guitar genius GABOR SZABO today!


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Another old bluesman, JESSE "Lone Cat" FULLER was born 122 years ago this day. Along with LEADBELLY, another purveyor of the 12-string guitar, was equally influential on many mid 20th century singer-songwriters.

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And speaking of old bluesmen, today is the 106th anniversary of the birth of SAM "LIGHTNIN' " HOPKINS.

Many a "latter day" blues enthusiast knows the name, without knowing the music :


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Today, JERRY REED would have been 81.

For years I only knew of him as a country singer and occasional actor. It was through this forum in recent times that I became aware of his prowess as a guitarist. And I thank y'all for that!
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I remember seeing him on one of the smokee and the bandit movies playing some sweet music in a scene. Later I listened to an album of Chet and Jerry. Both amazing players and entertainers. Jim

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And I'll mention that today marks the 116th anniversary of the birth of EDDIE JAMES "SON" HOUSE.

Blues man supreme. smile



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Today, MUDDY WATERS(McKinley Morganfield) would be 105 if still living;
and
GARY MOORE would have been 66.
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OK, so had all gone well, CARL PERKINS would be celebrating birthday 86 today.
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Blue Sued Shoes was the 1st Rockabilly song that hooked me around the age of 6. It was a classic and my mom bought me my 1st 45. She didn't have the heart to tell me it was Carl Perkins as I thought it was Elvis...both Carl's and Elvis's versions were released in '56. I still like both of them...


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Yeah, and I won't repeat that Beatles story Carl told on NPR one day, even though it IS kinda funny. wink

My step sister had some old SUN 45's of Carl's and BLUE SUEDE SHOES was among them. But I always gave the "b" side of any record a listen, and liked the "Shoes" "B" side, "Honey Don't" better, and was THRILLED when I heard the BEATLES do it too! And of course, like many of my contemporaries, I at the time thought ELVIS did "Shoes" first and at first though Carl "copied" it from Presley.

But, "city boy" that I am, I still can't figure out what's so "doggone cute" about some girl with "that sand all over" her FEET! wink
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Maybe it was a moonlight night on the beach? The lyrics in the Honey Don't song do not make much sense but it is a cute tune. Ringo did a great job with it... cool


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Just a LITTLE bit longer, and GLEN CAMPBELL would have made it to 82 today. frown
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ROY ORBISON also, would have been 82 today, just one day after Glen.

I somehow never thought of them being even CLOSE to the same age, let alone just a day apart! wink
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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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I was thinking the same thing fang. I would of guessed Orbison was older. Jim

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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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And today is the 101st anniversary of ELLA FITZGERALD's birth, and
The 95th anniversary of ALBERT KING's.
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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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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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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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And I GOTTA mention LES PAUL's 103rd anniversary of his birth today! wink
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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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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How about today being what would have been LEO FENDER's 109th birthday? smile
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We miss you Leo! You and your guitars are still with us! cool


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It is his 109th birthday? My first guitar was Fender, and I am loving guitars ever sing. Happy Birthday, Fender!


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For a fleeting time I used to wonder if country singer FREDDIE FENDER was related. wink

But "Fender" wasn't the singer's real last name. wink
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Today is the 101st anniversary of JOHN LEE HOOKER's birth.

A LOT of guys' earliest known bluesman, I joyously enjoyed seeing him included in that all-star cast that showed up in THE BLUES BROTHERS movie. wink
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Today marks the 113th birthday of ARTHUR CRUDUP.

Whaddya think Elvis would have recorded without him? wink
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He would have recorded That's When Your Heartaches Begin by the Ink Spots from 1941. Elvis recorded this song originally for his mother in his private collection at Sun Studio in 1953 prior to Arthur Crudup's That's Alright. But Elvis and the boys owe everything to Arthur as that was their 1st hit and one of the 1st rock and roll hits recorded in 1954. Elvis later had a gold record hit with That's When Your Heartaches Begin when he moved to RCA in 1957 as the B side of All Shook Up. He also recorded the song in 1956. cool


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That question was RHETORICAL anyway, Larry. Nobody could really answer it with any accuracy. wink

Anyway....

Today marks what would ahve been CHARLES "BUDDY" HOLLY's 82nd birthday, had the weather been better, or the pilot. frown
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Sorry, I thought you were asking what we think...


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Here's a cool one! cool

Both RILEY B.(B. B.) KING and CHARLIE BYRD were born this day in 1925! freak rawk

How often does THAT sort of thing happen?
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Well, often enough for
HANK WILLIAMS and BILL BLACK to share Sept. 17! wink

But a couple of years apart.
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Hank Williams is one of the country greats of all time and Bill Black was a rock and roll pioneer...RIP.


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And today would have been the 84th birthday of the ORIGINAL "5th Beatle"--
BRIAN EPSTEIN wink

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And today, is the 125th anniversary of the birth of

LEMON HENRY"Blind Lemon" JEFFERSON

And I'm hoping somebody is keeping his grave clean! wink
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CHUCK BERRY would have been 92 today! frown
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Chuck Berry will always be remembered as one of our greats and one of the founders of rock and roll! Here's one of my favorite tunes with him "rockin on Bandstand":





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Ya might say he taught everybody abt R&R


& the tributes started right away
[digCochran's solo!]


& the kept goin' for,well , ever


One John after another fellto his sway




born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942


However...


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We used to think(for a very short spell) that maybe Chuck's legend was more that than fact, as it seemed( and you'll notice from that clip) that he wasn't really playing when we saw him on TV and such. But it was WAY before we really knew anything about "lip-syncing" an d pantomiming to pre recorded playback.

But when he showed up at The Grande Ballroom in '68, he showed he really COULD play and do those acrobatics at the same time.

Of course at that time, he was but a mere 42 years old. wink
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Of course, as my esteemed colleague knows, it didn't & doesn't matter what happened on a TV set.
Chuck Berry wrote the book of rock gtr playing & songwriting.
rockit rawk rimshot
Young Chuck (no lip-sync)


Old Chuck (age = 69)


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That clip with Springsteen tickles me in that in Chuck's autobiography, Bruce wrote the preface and mentions back when his band was still a bunch of just local New Jersey kids, and Chuck was still known to have promoters come up with a backing band for his performance dates, Bruce's band got the gig. He mentioned they were all scared as hell and asked Chuck, "what songs are we going to play?" and Chuck answered "We doin' Chuck Berry songs." and left it at that. But after it was over, Chuck told them they did OK, and they settled down after about a week. wink
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OK, today marks what WOULD have been JIMI HENDRIX's 76th birthday. cry

But like some say....

"Don't cry because it's gone, but be happy that it happened!"

And notice "JIMI" spelled "JIMY" grin


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Kinda sad that HERE at least, NO love shown for Jimi on the anniversary of his birth! frown

Shocked and disappointed in y'all... evil facepalm

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I did not get to this yesterday but I am a Hendrix fan. Same for Chuck Berry. I do appreciate reading about the birthdays but I barely keep track of my own birthday. Jim

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Well, I've for some time now, have been at an age when I'm jealous of those guys that have a birthday every YEAR, since MINE seem to come every SIX MONTHS! wink grin
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And today, bassist supreme JACO PASTORIUS would have been 67! frown

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FRANK ZAPPA, if all went well, would be 78 today.
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Today marks what would have been the 90th birthday of JOE PASS.

Thought I'd show some earlier work. wink

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Joe was/is one of my favorite jazz players...I can always remember his birthday for some reason. I guess because we both share the day together. A buddy was born on Elvis' birthday and it's easy to remember January 8th as well...may both of these stars rest in the heavens...





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It was your birthday yesterday?

Well then....HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY! w00t love
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Hey Thanks Fang! thu


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Very welcome. smile
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And today, if he stuck around, BOB BOGLE of The Ventures would be 85!
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JANIS JOPLIN would have been 76 today.... cry

One of her very last.... frown

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Saw her with BIG BROTHER at The Grande in '69, and she damned near blew the HAIR OFF MY HEAD!!!
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May Janis always take a little piece of our hearts...here she is rocking out with Tom Jones. One of those times when she had a little fun and you can tell Tom did too...




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And today is the 131st anniversary of HUDDIE LEDBETTER'S (Leadbelly) birth.

Lots of recordings, but VERY LITTLE film footage! wink
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Well, CAEVAN hasn't yet got around to HIS annual mention of DJANGO REINHARDT'S birthday...

His 109th today! smile

And as much fun to WATCH as to LISTEN to! wink



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Django, will always be remembered by me, as one of the greatest at improvisation. He has inspired me to try and learn to improvise and to play through the pain in my hands due to arthritis as I get older. I'm so glad others can experience his playing on YouTube. cool


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Got plenty of his stuff on CD too. Spent most of yesterday "burning out" my CD player with him burning up the fretboard! wink
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Today( 2/11/19) marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of another of my favorite "old time" bluesmen.....

JOSH WHITE Sr.



His son(Jr.) would be a "regular" on a local '70's children's TV show, HOT FUDGE every weekend morning. My kids LOVED that show!
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Today would have been GEORGE HARRISON's 76th. frown



LOVE that line!----

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there!" (heh! And they always said JOHN was the "profound" one! wink )
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George is my favorite Beatle...(if I had to pick just one):




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Funny but,

My Mom wasn't really a Beatles "fan", bu did like a couple/few of their earlier tunes, and she too like GEORGE. I'd kid her about it because her husband's( my stepdad) name was George too, but she said she thought out of all of them that HE was the most handsome: "Those dark, piercing eyes just seem to go through you." wink

Early on she used to laugh that, "Those skinny legs could HOLD UP under the weight of that big guitar!" grin
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Today is the 117th anniversary of the birth of ....
EDWARD JAMES "Son" HOUSE.
A name big in the realm of the blues genre. And sadly, a name that too many people think by just KNOWING it, makes them "experts" about blues. wink
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Bluesman ROBERT LOCKWOOD Jr. would be, if still alive, 104 years old today! wink



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And today marks the anniversary of the birth of a long time forum favorite....
McKINLEY(Muddy Waters) MORGANFIELD whose 106th birthday is today.


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And today is the 108th anniversary of ROBERT JOHNSON's birth! smile



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And if he held out, "Air guitar" extraordinaire JOE COCKER would be 75 today! wink



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Re: alrighty then...POSTHUMOUS birthdays... [Re: whitefang] #2990820 05/23/19 08:14 AM
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Today would have been the 85th birthday of synth pioneer ROBERT MOOG.



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And in honor of the "Blues awards" thread too,

It's the 109th anniversary of T-BONE WALKER'S birth today! smile

And look how he holds that axe!......



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