Category Archives: Progressive Rock

1975 or so

3-19-13          1975 or so Happy birthday, Terry Hall (of The Specials, Fun Boy Three, Colourfield etc.), born 1959.  On 3/19/66 The Who 45 “Substitute” charts at No. 5 in England.  Paul Kossof (of Free) croaks, 1976.  Happy birthday, Ornette Coleman! … Continue reading

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King Crimson

3-13-13          Where does King Crimson derive it’s musical roots? Happy birthday, Neil Sedaka (born 1939).  On 3/13/65 The Rolling Stones 45 “The Last Time” charts at No. 1 in England. So, how do we arrive at King Crimson?  More specifically, … Continue reading

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February 2013 List

2-28-13          February 2013 List Happy birthday, John Fahey!  (Born 1939).  On 2/28/70 the Frank Zappa “Hot Rats” LP charts at No. 9 in England.  On 3/3/73, the LP “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player” by Elton John charts … Continue reading

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Kevin Ayers

It is with sadness that I report the death of Soft Machine member Kevin Ayers.  He now joins Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean as Soft Machine will eventually be re-assembled to play Canterbury prog rock for eternity. I suggest you … Continue reading

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Vertigo Records (1970)

2-18-13          Vertigo Records Happy birthday, Yoko Ono!  (Born 1933).  On 2/17/79 Blondie “Parallel Lines” LP was No. 1 in England; 2/16/91 Frazier Chorus “Walking On Air” 45 charts at No. 60 in England.  2/18/65 The Who “I Can’t Explain” 45 … Continue reading

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Still Mending

Still mending.  My left forearm hurts a bit – sprained bicep.  Found the above catalog for Virgin Records in Japan, via Nippon Columbia Records – before JVC got the Virgin license!  I have nearly all of the above pictured albums.  … Continue reading

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King Crimson video

1-9-13             King Crimson video On 1/9/65, the LP “Beatles ‘65” by The Beatles charted at No. 1 in the US.  On 1/9/74 the Mud 45 “Tiger Feet” charts at No. 1 in England.  Happy birthday, Joan Baez! (Born 1941).  Jimmy … Continue reading

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Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick in 5.1

1-8-13             Jethro Tull – TAAB in 5.1 On 1-8-77 Queen “A Day At The Races” LP was No. 1 in England.  Happy birthday David Bowie! (Born 1947).  Elvis Presley, born 1935.  Shirley Bassey, born 1937.  Lee Jackson (of The … Continue reading

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Now Playing

Recently got the 40th Anniversary edition of King Crimson “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic” – I listened to some of it last night and was impressed.  It always did sound good, but…whole ‘nother level, this time!  It’s like you’re sitting in … Continue reading

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Time Machine 1972

12-24-12        Time Machine 1972 On 12/24/66 The Who 45 “Happy Jack” charts at No. 3 in England.  On 12/23/72 Little Jimmy Osmond “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” 45 was No. 1 in England; on 12/22/73 Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick … Continue reading

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