Category Archives: Ultimate Collection

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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“Goodbye Cream”

3-14-13          “Goodbye Cream” Happy birthday, Quincy Jones, born 1933.  On 3/15/69, the LP “Goodbye” by Cream charted at No. 1 in England.  And on March 15th:  Happy birthday, Ry Cooder! (Born 1947). “Goodbye Cream” might’ve been my opening into the … 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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Paul Kanter

3-12-13          Paul Kanter Happy Birthday, Paul Kanter (of Jefferson Airplane / Starship), born 1942.  On 3/12/66 the Yardbirds 45 “Shapes Of Things” charts at No. 3 in England.  Charlie Parker croaks, 1955. Always been a fan of Jefferson Airplane, especially … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

2-21-13          Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 4) February 21 – March 5, 1980 Happy birthday, Ron Nagle (Durocs), born 1939.  On 2/24/68 the Lemon Pipers 45 “Green Tambourine” charts at No. 7 in England.  On 2/22/69 the Glen Campbell 45 … 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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This Week, Around Here

2-14-13 This week around here: 2-11-13 Happy birthday, Sergio Mendes!  (Born 1941).  On 2-10-73 Elton John “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player” LP was No. 1 in England; 2-11-78 Magazine “Shot By Both Sides” 45 charts at No. … Continue reading

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45’s!

1-31-13          45’s!! Happy birthday, Phil Manzanera!  (Born 1951).  On 1/31/81 The Stranglers 45 “Thrown Away” charts at No. 42 in England.  On 2/3/63 The Beatles 45 “Please Please Me” charts at No. 2 in England.  On 2/1/64 the Manfred Mann … Continue reading

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Mainframe

1-30-13          Mainframe Unless I have my dates wrong, today is my 15th anniversary with Dorothy!        Happy birthday, Marty Balin (of The Jefferson Airplane), born 1945.  The Beatles play their rooftop concert, in London, 1969. Mainframe’s 5 minutes of fame runs … Continue reading

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