Category: Classic Rock

Classic Rock, Genealogy

An Introduction to My Family Tree

The Beginnings - The Karn - Ashton Family Lines I believe it was probably more than a year ago now, when I wrote that I was going to write more about my family heritage. So I guess it's about damn well time I got started, don’t you think? So let’s begin, I was born in the hospital in Riverside, New Jersey. My mother thinks she was there but she was never sure! They zonked her with some strong drugs and the next thing she knew, I was in her arms! Anyway all the DNA evidence points to the fact that...

Classic Rock

Carl Giammarese a Baby Boomer – Born on August 21st

  Boomers Birthdays:  August 21st From Wikipedia: 1947 – Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Buckinghams) 1949 – Loretta Devine, American actress and singer 1949 – Daniel Sivan, Israeli scholar and academic 1950 – Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer-songwriter and model 1951 – Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist 1951 – Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician 1952 – Keith Hart, Canadian firefighter, wrestler, and trainer 1952 – Glenn Hughes, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer 1952 – Jiří Paroubek, Czech soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic 1952 – Bernadette Porter, English nun and...

Classic Rock

Morning Music – Birthdays for Ginger Baker and Robert Plant

Two rock icons from the 60s and 70s have celebrated birthdays yesterday and today (August 20th) First, yesterday rock drummer Ginger Baker celebrated his 78th birthday and today Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame celebrates his 69th birthday Ginger Baker (August 19, 1939) From Wikipedia Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. Baker's work in the 1960s earned him praise as "rock's first superstar drummer", although his individual style melded a jazz background with his interest in African rhythms. Baker is an inductee of the...

Birthdays, Classic Rock

February 5th – Al Kooper’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Al Kooper and let's listen to  "Green Onions" Yeah! Today is Al Kooper's birthday. Al was born in 1944 and while none of his solo records or the first Blood, Sweat and Tears albums can't be found in my collection. Super Session with Mike Bloomfield  (Side 1)and Stephen Stills (side 2), The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper are there. Also there are the album he recorded with Shuggie Otis and Rekooperation.Here's some background on Al Kooper from Wiipedia.... Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt, February 5, 1944) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, known...

Classic Rock

Classic Rock Favorites Provide a Morning Soundtrack!

A Playlist Featuring Six Great Classic Rock Guitarists.... So a couple of weeks ago I created a quick playlist of some of my favorite Classic Rocks songs. Then I  never listened to it until yesterday when it became the soundtrack of my morning drive to babysit Oliver. Basically, I wanted to listen to some music that would put me in a good mood for what I knew would be a long day of continuous motion!! I created the playlist by just thinking quickly about some of my favorite bands. The first band that popped into my head was Jefferson Airplane....

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John Fogerty – Creedence Clearwater Revival

John Fogerty - Creedence Clearwater Revival and Solo - Born May 28, 1945.   2015 Update: Back in 2013 I wrote a quick post about John Fogerty on his birthday May 28th at that time Fogerty had just released the album John Fogerty Wrote a Song for Everyone. So in honor of John's birthday, I listened to that album again today!! The majority of the album is covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs that topped the charts in the 60s! The great part of the album is the variety of artists that joined John on the album. The musicians include: Foo...