Friday, August 15, 2008

Favorite Dylan / The Band era votes are in.

Once again, you have voted & here are the results for you favorite Bob Dylan / The Band era:

1. The Basement Tapes
2. Before the Flood
3. Planet Waves & The Last Waltz
4. Dylan going electric w/ The Hawks.

Thanks again for your participation!

Jerry Wexler, 91, R. I. P.

Famed record producer, Jerry Wexler, 91, produced the likes of Bob Dylan & Aretha Franklin has passed away.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Aug 13th a big day in entertainment history.

Thanks goes out to our friend from Michigan, Bob Andrews, for this interesting day in entertainment history:

Today In Entertainment History August 13

Undated -- On August 13th, 1942, Walt Disney's animated feature "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York. In 1965, Jefferson Airplane made its first appearance, at the opening of the Matrix Club in San Francisco.
In 1967, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington because of her opposition to the Vietnam War. She instead performed at an outdoor theater near the Washington Monument.
In 1971, saxophonist King Curtis was stabbed to death outside his New York home. He was 37. Curtis appeared on many records of the 1950's and 1960's including The Coasters' hit "Yakety Yak."
In 1977, Bachman-Turner Overdrive disbanded.
In 1980, four intruders robbed musician Todd Rundgren, his girlfriend and some friends at his house in Woodstock, New York. One of them reportedly hummed Rundgren's hit "I Saw The Light" during the robbery.
In 1982, singer Joe Tex died of a heart attack in Texas at the age of 49. Among his hits were "Hold What You've Got" and "Skinny Legs and All."
In 1990, Curtis Mayfield was paralyzed after a tower fell on him before a concert in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1995, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe had surgery for a hernia.
In 1997, "South Park" made its debut on Comedy Central.
Associated Press

Pete Merrigan & The Lake Sunapee All-Stars.

We attended a wonderful performance by the Lake Sunapee (NH) region legend Pete Merrigan & The Lake Sunapee All-Stars in the Sunapee Harbor last night. Beautiful music & weather. Being The Band fans we are, we really enjoyed their rendition of Remedy. Even Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler & his girlfriend Erin Brady joined the strong crowd.

Monday, August 11, 2008

History behind the site of Richard Manuel's last performance.

The Cheek to Cheek Lounge in Winter Park, FL was the last place to see The Band's Richard Manuel perform live hours before he unfortunately took his own life in March 1986. The lounge has since been closed down & a CVS erected. Here is a link from Winter Park History website that provides more history behind the lounge site:

Woodstock, NY photo input.

We're heading to Woodstock, NY late next wk & we love taking photos of the interesting sites this area beholds, especially related to The Band & Bob Dylan (but not just exclusively to them).

As you may very well have noticed in numerous prior posts, we have already taken photos of seem key The Band & Dylan-related sites, but we'd love to hear from you if there are sites you would like to see photographed. If you know the specific location too, please let us know as acquiring this info can be sometimes otherwise difficult.

Thank you.

Difficult wkd in entertainment.

The entertainment world was dealt three tragic blows this wkd:

(1) Bernie Mac passed away due to complications w/ pneumonia. He was 50 & starred in films Badder Santa, Mr. 3000 & Ocean's 11.

(2) Isaac Hayes was found dead next to his treadmill by a family member in his Memphis home. He was 65 & is known for the Shaft theme tune & the voice for Chef on South Park.

(3) Anthony Hart, 21 & bro to motorcross phenom Carey Hart, died in Hartford, CT from injuries sustained during a motorcross accident.