Bob Dylan: Something (George Harrison)

  Something in the way she moves Attracts me like no other lover Something in the way she woos me – I’ve always liked the way George Harrison plays guitar—restrained and good. ~Bob Dylan (to Ron Rosenbaum, Nov 1977) He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the …

August 26: Elvis Presley released “Suspicious Minds” in 1969, 45 years ago

We’re caught in a trap I can’t walk out Because I love you too much baby – Recorded between four and seven in the morning, during the landmark Memphis session that helped return the King to his throne, “Suspicious Minds” — the final Number One single of his lifetime — is Presley’s masterpiece: He sings so intensely through the fade-out …

20 songs released in 1962 you must hear

Earlier posts: 19 Songs released in 1961 you MUST hear (video & audio) 33 Songs released in 1971 you MUST hear (audio & video) 21 Songs released in 1972 you MUST hear (video & audio) – The year 1962 – short summary France transfers sovereignty to new republic of Algeria (July 3) Cuban Missile Crisis: USSR to build missile bases …

21 Songs released in 1972 you MUST hear (video & audio)

This is my third post in this new series of posts. I’ve decided to limit my lists to ~20 songs. It’s gonna be a helluva fight. My rules: Only one song per artist/group The song must be released that specific year Songs from live albums not allowed (that’s another & more complicated list) Please feel free to publish your own favorite …

August 16: Elvis Presley died 37 years ago today

“His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country.” President Jimmy Carter August 17, 1977 Elvis Presley – At Sun Records (fine …

19 Songs released in 1961 you MUST hear (video & audio)

This is my second post in this new series of posts. My rules: Only one song per artist/group The song must be released that specific year Songs from live albums not allowed (that’s another & more complicated list) Please feel free to publish your own favorite songs from 1961 in the comments section… AND lists like this are supposed to be fun! Don’t …

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