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Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, diagrammed.

Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, diagrammed.

MUSCLE SHOALS connection with the first US BEATLES show
Fantastic article in the Washington Post about the Muscle Shoals musicians who backed the Beatles’ openers. Click here.
It will fascinate you, if only for their connections to Elvis, the dilemma of going back to work or to the British embassy, or the question of whether John would’ve kissed their boots.

MUSCLE SHOALS connection with the first US BEATLES show

Fantastic article in the Washington Post about the Muscle Shoals musicians who backed the Beatles’ openers. Click here.

It will fascinate you, if only for their connections to Elvis, the dilemma of going back to work or to the British embassy, or the question of whether John would’ve kissed their boots.

Feb 6
HOW BUYING A RECORD CAN LAND YOU ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW:1) Buy used record for about 50 cents2) Look inside3) Find Marvin Gaye’s actual 1964 passport within4) Have it appraised on Antiques Roadshow5) Hear the following:APPRAISER: “For insurance, I wouldn’t put less than $20,000 on the passport if you were to insure it.”
You can find the story here at the Antiques Roadshow site.

HOW BUYING A RECORD CAN LAND YOU ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW:
1) Buy used record for about 50 cents
2) Look inside
3) Find Marvin Gaye’s actual 1964 passport within
4) Have it appraised on Antiques Roadshow
5) Hear the following:
APPRAISER: “For insurance, I wouldn’t put less than $20,000 on the passport if you were to insure it.”

You can find the story here at the Antiques Roadshow site.

John Lennon categorically stated: “I and the three other former Beatles have plans to stage a reunion concert,” in an Apple Corps deposition regarding action taken against the producers of Beatlemania!
Was John Lennon planning a massive Double Fantasy tour for 1981?
This article at Total Production International sheds some light on what might have been. It will fascinate you.

John Lennon categorically stated: “I and the three other former Beatles have plans to stage a reunion concert,” in an Apple Corps deposition regarding action taken against the producers of Beatlemania!

Was John Lennon planning a massive Double Fantasy tour for 1981?

This article at Total Production International sheds some light on what might have been. It will fascinate you.

From WNYC’s podcast, SOUNDCHECK, comes the too bizarre tale of how 3 different versions of Der Kommissar fought it out on the charts. You may be aware of Falco’s original, and After The Fire’s English version… but did you know Laura Branigan recorded a version with the title Deep In The Dark for her ‘Branigan 2’ LP? The story will fascinate you, and you can listen to it here or on their website.

Laura Branigan’s Deep In The Dark:

and Falco’s original:

Via Dangerous Minds… the amazing story of how the Sex Pistols saved Christmas! It will fascinate you. Click here.

Via Dangerous Minds… the amazing story of how the Sex Pistols saved Christmas! It will fascinate you. Click here.

Rolling Stone has a preview of a new book, Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau. It will fascinate you.

Note Paul McCartney’s missing head on the Abbey Road billboard. Capitol was going to replace it after it was stolen, but then decided it played well with the “Paul Is Dead” hype.

(Source: Rolling Stone)

Jul 2
This is Jason Everman.

In Nirvana — a band with a lead singer so famously tortured that he would commit suicide — Jason Everman was kicked out for being a head case. 

The story of his ousting from both Nirvana and Soundgarden alone will fascinate you. His success as a Ranger and Special Forces member may astonish you. Click here for the story in the New York Times Magazine.

This is Jason Everman.

In Nirvana — a band with a lead singer so famously tortured that he would commit suicide — Jason Everman was kicked out for being a head case.

The story of his ousting from both Nirvana and Soundgarden alone will fascinate you. His success as a Ranger and Special Forces member may astonish you. Click here for the story in the New York Times Magazine.

Go to this site here to see an iPod Classic’s equivalent in vinyl.

Go to this site here to see an iPod Classic’s equivalent in vinyl.

Mind Blown.

Were you aware… that Robert John “Mutt” Lange wrote the Huey Lewis and the News hit, Do You Believe In Love?

It’s true.

Recently I received a phenomenal gift - a print from Fab.com called SONG MAP. It’s got a slew of song references on it in a faux-London setting. I’m continually astonished at the tunes that are cited on it: Long Promised Road by The Beach Boys, for example, and an abundance of tunes by The Jam are included. Fortunately I found an off-the shelf frame that fits it just perfectly.

Stumbling around the internet today, I discovered that St. Etienne used it for an album cover illustration for their Words and Music by Saint Etienne release, and an art collective called Dorothy created the map. In their Shop they also offer prints along similar lines called Film Map as well as The Colour of Popular Music (click to see each print).

Their work is intriguing, and as Elvis once said, “It will fascinate you.”

Cracked has 23 mind-blowing stories of the origins of rock songs. Here is one of them. For the others, click this.

Cracked has 23 mind-blowing stories of the origins of rock songs. Here is one of them. For the others, click this.

Jan 9

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

“I’m Waiting For My Man” - The Yardbirds, Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 1968

Hey, it’s Jimmy Page’s birthday! Happy birthday, Jimbo. Here’s a curiosity from his final days in the Yardbirds — a killer cover of the VU classic, just a year after it was originally released on The Velvet Underground & Nico. Sound quality is not great, but who cares! No one, that’s who. 

Nov 6

Something I learned today (it will fascinate you):

These are the same guy. Not only is he on both these legendary LP covers, he’s in “Walk on the Wild Side.”

The subject of much debate, people wondered for years about just who that is on the cover of The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. “Little” Joe Dallesandro was one of the folks hanging around Andy Warhol’s factory. Andy pulled out the photo (taken by Billy Name) from a pile of junk photos and decided to use it for the Sticky Fingers album cover and its infamous zipper.

One year later, Lou Reed further immortalized him in Walk on the Wild Side:

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay

A hustle here and a hustle there,
New York City’s the place where they said,
"Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
I said, “Hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side”

Not only is he on that record cover… for their self-titled debut, the Smiths chose a still photo of Joe Dallesandro from Andy Warhol’s film Flesh. It’s true! And it will fascinate you.