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April 16, 2014
by Egil

Today: The late Dusty Springfield was born in 1939, 75 years ago

I’m the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know, honestly. ~Dusty Springfield Britain’s greatest pop diva, …was also the finest white soul singer of her era, a performer of remarkable emotional resonance whose body of work spans the decades and their … Continue reading

April 13, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: Al Green is 68 Happy Birthday

I’m thankful for every moment. ~Al Green     The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness. … Continue reading

April 9, 2014
by Egil

Today: The late Carl Perkins was born in 1932, 82 years ago

 He really stood for freedom. That whole sound stood for all degrees of freedom. It would just jump off the turntable… we wanted to go where that was happening. ~Bob Dylan (note on the flower arrangement sent by Dylan @ Carl Perkins’ … Continue reading

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 (

March 6, 2014
by Egil

Today: The late Furry Lewis was born in 1893, 121 years ago

 Furry Lewis was the only blues singer of the 1920s to achieve major media attention in the ’60s and ’70s. One of the most recorded Memphis-based guitarists of the late ’20s, Lewis’ subsequent fame 40 years later was based largely … Continue reading

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