- 8:47 am Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Steve Craig
On This Day in 1962… The Music World was forever changed by a very simple song. It was just a bass & acoustic guitar, 2-beat drum line, tambourine, harmonica and two singers harmonizing.
The Beatles’ released their debut single… “Love Me Do”…
Quite different than the coming classics “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah)”… but this little ditty, written by Paul McCartney when he was only 15, was the harbinger of what was to be a global phenomenon. (See: Beatlemania)
In The studio, it was recorded several times with 3 different drummers… The original drummer, Pete Best [More]
- 7:45 am Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Steve Craig
Today marks the anniversary of the 1st Farm Aid Benefit Concert in 1985…
It was organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, and they still run it and perform on stage every year!
Back in ’85, Bob Dylan was onstage at Live Aid, the concert organized for Ethiopian famine relief, and he stated that he hoped some of the money could be used to help American farmers who were struggling with their mortgages. The Rock and Country world heard the call, and it’s now an annual event held in various rural locations around the country! Dave matthews has jumped on [More]
- 4:14 pm Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Steve Craig
David Bowie’s closest friends and fellow artists are calling his new album “Blackstar” an amazing “parting gift” that he knew would be his last. The video for his song “Lazarus” reminds me of what Johnny Cash did with the song “Hurt” when he knew that he was dying… Here it is, if you haven’t seen this yet… Heartbreaking.
I’ll never forget the wonderful morning acoustic performance he gave fans at Smith’s Olde Bar in 1997 when he hosted “Breakfast with Bowie”. A gentle and approachable legend. The best kind. ‘He laughed and shook my hand’.
Here’s the entire interview and performance with 99X’s [More]
- 4:58 pm Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Steve Craig
Alex Cooley, the man responsible for bringing the best and very nearly ALL Rock & Roll bands to Atlanta has passed…
VERY sad day for those of us who remember the early days of Music Midtown, The Roxy, The Cotton Club and as far back as the Electric Ballroom, The Great Southeast Music Hall and other long lost rock venues.
- 3:13 pm Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Steve Craig
- 3:20 pm Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Steve Craig
I remember just after Halloween in 1975… my buddy Louis and I both got copies of “A Night At The Opera” by Queen…
A beautiful piece of vinyl we gingerly placed on my Marantz turntable sound system…
Back then, an “album” was just that… photos, lyric sheets, bonus inserts, stickers, etc… We went though side one… cool enough… and almost all the way through side two, when “Bohemian Rhapsody” came on… we sat in silence and listened. After it was over… we just looked at each other and simultaneously said… “Primo”!!! (the 70’s SoCal equivalent to the soon to be imprinted [More]
- 6:03 pm Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Steve Craig
While everyone from Trump to Carson & Hillary to Bernie is complaining, politicizing, finger-pointing, mud-slinging, fabricating and fact-checking…
Remember that it Matters MORE on the LOCAL LEVEL!!
Tomorrow, November 3rd, is Election Day in Georgia!
This is where your vote REALLY counts.
Be sure to earn YOUR Badge Of Honor!
- 12:49 pm Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by dcgreen
While it has its health benefits, dark chocolate isn’t the tastiest of the cocoa family.
Unfortunately, these kids are learning that the hard way.
Watch their faces scrunch and their brows furrow as they try the bitter treat for the first time.
That’s okay — they’ll be reaching for some when they grow up.
- 12:42 pm Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by dcgreen
Image from KRMG
By Steve Berg
KRMG – Tulsa
Halloween is right around the corner, and we’ve got the list of the top 10 scariest movies ever.
The people who make them.
HitFlix surveyed some directors and producers of horror films to find out what scares them.
“The Exorcist” topped the list.
“The Shining,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Alien,” “The Thing,” “Halloween,” “Psycho,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “Jaws” complete the top 10.
But they have lots more.