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John Paul Jones

Happy birthday. The least godly of rock gods? — 20 Things You Didn’t Know John Paul Jones Did Basically it was a soul rhythm section with a rock-and-roll front line bassjohn paul joneskeyboardsLed Zeppelinrhythm and bluesrock and roll

Funky Friday

This is one of the great performances from that superb series Live From Daryl’s House. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Booker T. live soon. There have been so many top-notch artists on the show, some of my favourites include: The O’Jays, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sharon Jones, and Joe Walsh (a bit disappointed with the Nick…

Little Richard

Born on this day — a most radical and brave pioneer. Little Richard told Blackwell he preferred the sound of Fats Domino. As a result, Little Richard began recording at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studios in New Orleans that September, recording there with several of Domino’s session musicians, including drummer Earl Palmer and saxophonist Lee Allen.[39]…

Hang in there Rick

All the best to Rick. It has always amazed me that Quo never really broke the US: their brand of basic intense and melodic boogie I’d have thought would have had wide and loyal support as in Europe. My three favorite albums Quo, On the Level and Live. I guess the essence of Quo is Down Down. Before…

Phil Lynott

Gee, has it really been thirty years ago? Paid my respects in Dublin. In case you don’t know who this chap (a non-Quiltonian) is, for what it’s worth here is his wiki entry. As with Nils Lofgren, Thin Lizzy should have cracked the US but never really did.   bassmusicnils lofgrenPhil Lynottrock and rollThin Lizzy