Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Cutting Room in NYC to soon say goodbye.

Common venue for Levon Helm compadre Jimmy Vivino, The Cutting Room owned by Steve Walter & actor Chris Noth, will close its doors this Monday evening.

The Lone Star Cafe...another historic site demise.

Former NYC The Band performance site going down. Thanks to a The Band Guestbook contributor (Tim) for the sad info.

Bill Scheele (& bro John)....The Band photog update.

Bill & his brother John are reknowned The Band photogs. Keeps your eyes & ears open for a possible photography book relative to their early-to-mid-'70s The Band photos. Keep in mind....this is the 40th anniversary of The Band touring on its own!

Hubert Sumlin...Levon's special Ramble guest tonight.

The great bluesman is tonight's special guest @ Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble. Learn more about this great musician on Hubert's website. Muddy Waters' great guitarist, Bob Margolin, wrote Hubert's bio.

Happy b'day Shawn Colvin!

Depending on which bio you read, Shawn is either turning 51 or 53 today.

Happy b'day Don Fagen!

The Steely Dan rocker turns 61 today.

Happy b'day to the late Jim Croce!

Jim, who sadly left us 35+ yrs ago, would have turned 66 today.

Happy b'day Ronnie Hawkins!

The Hawk turns 74 today. Thanks to him, one of our favorite bands, The Band (then The Hawks), was formed.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Phish announces Summer '09 performance dates.

Phish announces ten dates for this coming June beginning in NY.

Remembering Silas Hogan....

The Louisiana bluesman passed away 15-yrs ago today & would have turned 98 this yr.

Happy b'day Paul King!

The Blue Oyster Cult rocker turns 61 today.

Happy b'day to the late Kenneth "Buddy" Scott!

The blues musician, whose grandmother performed w/the great The Band musical influence Sonny Boy Williamson, would have turned 74 today. He left us in '93 due to stomach cancer.

Happy b'day Lance Hoppen!

Lance of the Woodstock, NY-formed band Orleans, turns 55 today.

Happy b'day Dave Mattews!

Dave turns 42 today.

Happy b'day Jimmy Page!

The Yardbirds & Led Zep guitarist turns 65 today.

Happy b'day Joan Baez!

Joan turns 68 today.

Happy b'day Les Paul!

The American jazz artist, guitar pioneer & godfather to rocker Steve Miller turns 94 today.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy b'day Robbie Krieger!

The Doors guitarist turns 63 today.

Happy b'day to the late Elvis Presley!

Elvis would have turned 74 today. He had a stillborn twin brother Jessie Garon. Elvis paid $4 to Sun Records in Memphis, TN to record his first two tunes Casual Love & I'll Never Stand In Your Way. He left us in '77.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

'69 Woodstock Music Fest 40th Anniversry.

Original Woodstock Music Festival founder / promoter Michael Lang is preparing NY & Berlin 40th Anniversary concerts to possibly include original & current acts. Check out the link:

Happy b'day Robert Hicks!

The frmr Paul Butterfield Blues Band member turns 68 today.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy b'day to the late Syd Barrett!

The original Pink Floyd frontman would have turned 63 today.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Allman Bros. March Beacon dates.

Will frmr Allman Dickey Betts join the band for their annual NYC Beacon dates? He happens to be touring in the NE @ that time.....

Happy b'day John Paul Jones!

Jones turned 63 yesterday.