Archive | September, 2012

He was a Speed-Crazed Hillbilly, and He Played it First! SUN 209

28 Sep

Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips (May 13, 1926 – September 28, 1968) was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s pioneering disk jockeys, along the lines of Cleveland‘s Alan Freed, before Freed came along.[1

He started his radio career in 1949 on WHBQ/560 in Memphis, and was the city’s leading radio personality for nine years and was the first to simulcast his “Red, Hot & Blue” show on radio and television.

Phillips’ on-air persona was a speed-crazed hillbilly, with a frantic delivery and entertaining sense of humor. However, he also had a keen ear for music the listening public would enjoy, and he aired both black and white music, which was abundant in post-World War II Memphis, a booming river city which attracted large numbers of rural blacks and whites (along with their musical traditions). He played a great deal of rhythm and bluescountry musicboogie-woogie, and jazz as well as Sun Records artists. In July 1954, he was the first DJ to broadcast the young Elvis Presley‘s debut record, “That’s All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky” (Sun 209).

To To Know Him is to Love Him

28 Sep

To Know Him Is to Love Him” is a song written by Phil Spector, inspired by words on his father’s tombstone, “To Know Me Is To Love Me.”[3] It was first recorded by his first vocal group, the only one of which he was a member,[2] the Teddy Bears. Their recording went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1958.

The Beatles recorded it as “To Know Her Is to Love Her”, although their version wasn’t officially released until their 1994 Live at the BBC compilation album.

Abbey Road

26 Sep

Abbey Road is the 11th studio album released by the English rock band The Beatles. It is their last recorded album, although Let It Be was the last album released before the band’s dissolution in 1970. Work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, and the album was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States.


Me and Bobby McGee

25 Sep

On September 25, 1970,nine days before her death, Janis Joplin recorded “Me And Bobby McGee”. This became her most successful hit and her only #1 single. It was also the second posthumous #1 single in U.S. chart history after “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding.

Get Off My Cloud

25 Sep

Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album December’s Children (And Everybody’s)
B-side I’m Free” (US)
The Singer Not the Song” (UK)
Released 25 September 1965 (US)
22 October 1965 (UK)
Format 7″ single
Recorded 6–7 September 1965, RCA Studios, Hollywood

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was recorded in early September 1965. The song is noted for its drum intro by Charlie Watts and twin guitars by Brian Jones and Keith Richards.[2] The lyrics are defiant and rebellious, which was common practice for the Rolling Stones around that time; they were beginning to cultivate their infamous “bad boy” image. The Stones have said that the song is written as a reaction to their sudden popularity after the success of “Satisfaction”. The song deals with their aversion to people’s expectations of them.

In the 2003 book According to… The Rolling Stones, Richards says: “‘Get off of My Cloud’ was basically a response to people knocking on our door asking us for the follow-up to ‘Satisfaction’… We thought, ‘At last. We can sit back and maybe think about events.’ Suddenly there’s the knock at the door and of course what came out of that was ‘Get off of My Cloud’.

With only the clothes he was wearing….

24 Sep

With only the clothes he was wearing (he sold all his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York), Jimi  Hendrix with  Chas Chandler, former bassist with the Animals, fly from New York to London. There, Hendrix will form a new band and Chandler will become the manager of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. En route, they decide to change the guitarist’s name from Jimmy to Jimi.

Eno and Fripp Write Music for Computers

22 Sep


Robert Fripp - Soundscapes

Robert Fripps talks about Windows Vista

Robert Fripp – Microsoft Soundscapes (Complete).

from Fripp, Eno and the Microsoft Sound

“I don’t know whether to be delighted or depressed, but it seems many of my musical heroes are now writing music for computers. And it’s emerging as something of an art form in itself.”