Marc Bolan would’ve turned 65 years old today so we want to take a minute and salute our favorite cosmic rocker. He slides, he’s a dandy, he’s an elf, he’s a wizard, he’s the metal guru, he’s our jeepster and his spirit is alive and well. God bless his family, friends and fans on this very special day. Read the rest of this entry »
Ian Hunter is back “business as usual” and better than ever, returning with ‘When I’m President’ the first single from the album with the same name. Listen to the audio track (right now!!) and you’ll have to grin as Hunter along with his Rant Band tell it like it is.
‘When I’m President’ will be available in the UK on the 3rd of September and in the USA on the 4th and according to the info posted on the official website we have a lot to look forward to.
Pre-order the CD now through Propermusic.com or Amazon.co.uk. and prepare yourselves – Hunter may be stopping in your town on his tour. When he performs this new single you’re going to want to sing along, right? Let’s show Hunter that he’d have our vote for President in a heartbeat.
Listen to Ian Hunter’s ‘When I’m President’
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Ken Scott is legend in our world. Calling him an engineer or producer extraordinaire is putting it lightly for the man has been involved with some of our favorite records ever. Now, he’s written a memoir that details his career and notes how he achieved some of the sounds we’ve grown to cherish. Read the rest of this entry »
Join us tonight at the RHOF to welcome Gloria Jones!
The Rock Hall hosts an evening with singer and songwriter Gloria Jones as part of Museum’s Black History Month celebration
WHAT: On Wednesday, February 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host an evening with singer and songwriting Gloria Jones (“Tainted Love,” “If I Were Your Woman”). This event is part of the Museum’s month-long Black History Month celebration.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7pm.
WHERE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater
TO RSVP: This event is FREE with a reservation. Reservations can be made by visiting at the Rock Hall Box Office. A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hall’s RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426.
Can’t make it to Cleveland for this event? No worries! This event will be live streamed on the RHOF website.
MORE INFO: Cincinnati-born soul singer and songwriter Gloria Jones has been performing for nearly five decades, first appearing in the spotlight in the mid-1960s with her original recording of “Tainted Love.” The song went on to be covered by Soft Cell and reached international success in 1981. Jones joined British rock band T. Rex as keyboardist and backing vocalist in 1974 until the band’s end in 1977. As a songwriter, Jones penned a number of songs through the years, including “My Mistake” (Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye) and “If I Were Your Woman” (Gladys Knight).
David Bowie turns 65 today and we wish him a very happy birthday and a year full of life’s richest blessings. Weird and Gilly celebrate a 24th Anniversary today. 24 years of creating together. We’ve been listening together and laughing together a lot longer than that but that’s another story. Until we can tell it, crank it up and “let yourself go.” Cheers to the person that created this graphic – (unknown) and a much larger cheer to YOU.
Now, go CELEBRATE!!!
David Bowie 1973 ‘Top Of The Pops’ anyone? So ~ like you, we kept hearing about the possible T.O.T. P. ‘Jean Genie broadcast on Dec. 21, 2011 but just about the time we settled with the notion of having to wait, BBC2 aired it as part of their Christmas special. Almost immediately, posting after posting started to appear on youTube and it felt like the entire planet was tuning in.
Bowie and The Spiders From Mars are caught here, in their absolute prime and the delivery of this video, 38 years later and the week of Christmas ~ kicked our spirits into overdrive. Read part 1 of the story here and the follow up here for the complete story but the video you’ll find posted below. Lean back and get ready to time-travel: UK 1973. “Let Yourself Go!!”
Watch David Bowie and The Spiders Perform Jean Genie
John Roberts the performer and comedian who has gained an audience by doing humorous and original character work live across the country and on television has hit a home-run with this end of year classic. Read the rest of this entry »