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April 8, 2014
by Egil

Today: Elvis Presley released “Elvis is Back!” in 1960, 54 years ago

 Recorded when Presley was 25, fresh off a two-year military stint and musically fit to burst, Elvis Is Back! might be the King’s greatest noncompilation LP: wildly varied material, revelatory singing, impeccable stereo sound. ~Will Hermes (

April 3, 2014
by Hallgeir
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Today: The late Richard Manuel was born in 1943 71 years ago

“I play patterns. I’ll make up a pattern and just play it.” ~Richard Manuel     “Well, let’s see: I started [in music] at nine and quit. Then got back to it when I was twelve. Then I became a … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
by Hallgeir
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Today: Smokey Robinson is 74 Happy Birthday

I don’t ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music. ~Smokey Robinson    Berry Gordy founded Motown Records, but one could argue that Smokey Robinson … Continue reading

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