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July 15, 2014
by Egil
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Bob Dylan: 7 Woody Guthrie covers (audio & video)

Then later I got to Woody Guthrie, which opened up a whole new world at the time. I was still only 19 or 20. I was pretty fanatical about what I wanted to do, so after learning about 200 of Woody’s songs, I … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
by Egil
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July 11: Elvis recorded Mystery Train in 1955

“Mystery Train” is one of Presley’s most haunting songs, a stark blues number that sounds ancient but was actually first cut only two years before by Memphis blues singer Junior Parker. Presley recorded it with the groove from the flip … Continue reading

July 5, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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July 5 in music history

Happy Birthday Robbie Robertson! (read more) Robbie Robertson, OC (born Jaime Robert Klegerman; July 5, 1943) is best known for his membership as the guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. He was ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The … Continue reading

May 26, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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The late great Levon Helm was born May 26 1940

Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm , was an American rock multi-instrumentalist and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of The Band’s recordings, such as … Continue reading

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