Tag: Classic Rock

Classic Rock, Jazz, Music

Avalon Ballroom: Quicksilver August 1967 leads to “Duncan & Brady”

Quicksilver Messenger Service Plays the Avalon Ballroom  August 17  - 20, 1967 leads to "Duncan and Brady" Back when I started this blog way back in 2010 my yearly wall calendar r was Rock Roots: Avalon Ballroom Posters 1966-1967. The calendar has twelve classic posters advertising concerts at the Avalon Ballroom during those years. For each month it also lists how was playing at the Ballroom on the various days of the month For me it was a great calendar and I still like looking at it, which is what I did yesterday (August 19) when we came home from...

Blues

Today in Music – Nov 30, 1943 – Happy Birthday – Ten Years After – Bassist Leo Lyons!!

So the first time I heard Leo Lyons name mentioned was at the end of one of my favorite Ten Years After songs, their cover of "Woodchopper's Ball" When Alvin Lee said: TYA Intros And today 40 plus years after, I wish Leo Lyons a Happy 71st Birthday to Leo!! Now I could tell you all about Ten Years After as they were one of my favorite bands in the late 60s and early 70s and while much of my love came from the blues and guitar of Alvin Lee, another aspect was the influences of jazz on their music,...

Blues

Today in Music – Nov 12, 1944 – Booker T. Jones was born – “Happy Birthday Booker T!

So on this date in 1944 Mr Booker T Jones was born! For those of you too young to remember Booker T & The MGs here's a little background on Booker... Booker T. Jones (born November 12, 1944) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. He has also worked in the studios with many well-known artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, earning him a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. Full Biography Now this is usually the part where I say Booker T. YES! it's...