Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy b'day Frank Sinatra!

Old Blue Eyes would have turned 93 today. He passed away May '98.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Remembering Sam Cooke today....

It was 44-yrs ago today the great Sam Cooke was slain @ 33. Another amazing talent whose life was cut short.

A nice email from frmr Bob Dylan touring drummer Mickey Jones.

You may know Mickey from the Tim Allen sitcom Home Improvement, other television shows or movies, or as we best know him from his '66 Dylan tour home movies while joining the members of The Band (pre-The Band sans Levon Helm). We recently wrote to him & he kindly responded.

Hey Mike,

Great to hear from you and thank for all your kind words. You really made my day.

Billy Bob is one of my best friends. We have done several films together.

Take care brother and God Bless!

Mickey Jones
Thank you, Mickey! You rock!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our blog is now linked on Carol Caffin's Rick Danko "Sip the Wine" blog.

Thanks for the link Carol! Always an amazing Rick Danko source.

Also remembering the great Otis Redding.

The great American soul artist died in '67 from a plane crash.

Remembering Rick Danko today.....

It was nine-years ago today that the great The Band (as well as solo artist & other projects) bassist, co-lead singer, co-song writer & genuinely great guy passed away. We wish we could have met him, but fortunately we have many valuable sources who did know & love him, for us to learn from. May he rest in peace & our thoughts & prayers are w/ his family, friends & associates.
We love this photo of him as it depicts many sides of Rick that we have learned. Take a good look into his eyes - genuine, approachable, mischevious, creative.......those who knew him could certainly extend the list.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy b'day Gregg Allman!

Gregg turns 61-yrs old today. We love the Allman Bros. Band & would loved to have witnessed the early '70s Watkins Glen, NY festival that included the Allmans, The Band & the Dead.

Happy b'day Sammy Davis, Jr!

Sammy would have turned 83-yrs old today. The Band record its self-titled brown album in Sammy's frmr Malibu, CA home.

Happy b'day Jim Morrison!

The Lizard King would have turned 65-yrs old today. Too soon gone.

Wembley Stadium '74 poster/plaque memorabilia for sale on eBay.

Many of us have seen video footage of The Band's '74 Wembley Stadium performance & here is a way to own a piece of it. It comes @ a hefty $1+K price, but for some endearing fan, it may be worth it.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tribute band "The Band" to play Rick Danko b'day celebration.

Checkout The Band tribute band The Band @ the Woodstock, NY Colony Cafe Dec. 27th beginning @ 8:30 PM. The performance is a celebration of Rick's birthday. Prior to his death, Rick frequented the Cafe as an artist. The flame still burns!

Pearl Harbor remembered.

It was 67-yrs ago today Pearl Harbor was attacked. We are friends w/ a gentleman nicknamed "Skins" in NH who was on the repair ship "Vestal" that was tied outboard to one of the most heavily damaged ships "Arizona" that fateful day. This late '80s man is more active than many much younger folks & we remember he & his fellow comrades.

Happy b'day, Tom Waits!

Tom turns 59 today.