Προβολή αναρτήσεων από Ιούνιος, 2016

Στα Κάγκελα!

20/06/1969, The first of a three day Festival in Newport, California, featuring: Ike And Tina TurnerMarvin Gaye,Creedence Clearwater Revival,The Byrds, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Eric Burdon and Love. A three day ticket cost $15 (£8.80). Hendrix received $125,000 for his appearance, at the time it was the highest fee ever paid to a rock act for a single appearance

Biggest Vocal range

19/06/1987, Guns N' Roses made their UK live debut at a sold out The Marquee Club in London

Ο Axl έχει το μεγαλύτερο εύρος φωνής από όλους τους σπουδαίους τραγουδιστές, συμπεριλαμβανομένων και των γυναικών. Όταν ήταν έφηβος τον διέγνωσαν ως ψυχωτικό... ε άμα ανεβοκατεβαίνεις στις οκτάβες για πλάκα πρέπει να πληρώσεις κι ένα τίμημα

Τα σπάει!

15/06/1996, US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' was the first of eight "Songbook" sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex" 

Now, now you say you love me Well, just to prove you do Come on and cry, cry, cry me a river, cry me a river 'Cause I cried a river over you

Ένα Moonchild στο Νίκος Γκούμας

14/06/1995, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant. Had been a member of Taste before going solo, sold over 30m albums worldwide. Voted Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year in 1972, auditioned for The Rolling Stones following the departure of Mick Taylor. Gallagher made his final performance on 10 January 1995 in the Netherlands

(όχι η καλύτερη εκτέλεση του Moonchild αλλά οκ δεν ήταν και λίγο κοτζάμ Rory Gallagher να εμφανιστεί στην Αθήνα και πρέπει να το μνημονεύουμε, μην πω ότι έπρεπε να είναι και εθνική επαίτειος, αλλά αυτά σε ένα άλλο παράλληλο σύμπαν που αντί για την Παναγία τη Γρηγορούσα θα προσκυνάμε τον Rory τον ΣεΠάειΓαμιώνταςΜεΜιαΦέντερ).

Talking RadioHeads

10/06/2001, Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Amnesiac'. The band's fifth studio album debuted at No.2 on the US Billboard 200 and produced three singles, 'Pyramid Song', 'I Might Be Wrong' and 'Knives Out'

Το όνομα Radiohead προήλθε από το ομώνυμο τραγούδι των Talking Heads, που περιέχεται στον δίσκο True Stories

And true love waits
In haunted attics

Top 5 Guitar Songs of all Time

8/06/2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No.5 was 'Brown Sugar' by The Rolling Stones, No.4  ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks, No.3 ‘Crossroads’, by Cream, No.2 ‘Purple Haze’, by Jimi Hendrix and No.1 ‘Johnny B Goode’, Chuck Berry

There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode Who never ever learned to read or write so well But he could play the guitar just like a ringing a bell
Go go
Go Johnny go

τα λόγια είναι περιττά... ο απόλυτος!


όποια πέτρα κι αν σηκώσεις από κάτω θα τον βρεις (τον Clapton)

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don't know what I'm doin', now...


Δεν ξέρω αν οι Rolling Stones ήταν οι σπουδαιότεροι απ' τη 60's γενιά, πάντως είναι οι ανθεκτικότεροι και αυτό σίγουρα οφείλεται στον αδιαμφισβήτητο leader Mick... Φτου σου ρε Mick (αν και δεν έκοψα ποτέ φλέβες...)

Out of the blue

5/06/1975, During recording sessions for Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, Syd Barrett turned up out of the blue as Pink Floyd were listening to playbacks of Shine On You Crazy Diamond — a song that happened to be about Barrett. By that time, the 29-year-old Barrett had shaved off all of his hair (including his eyebrows), become overweight, and his ex-bandmates did not at first recognise him. Barrett eventually left without saying goodbye, and none of the band members ever saw him again...

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exp…

Girl, we couldn't get much higher!

3/06/1967, The Doors 'Light My Fire' was released in the US, where it went on to be No.1 on the singles chart two months later. When The Doors were booked to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show they were asked to change the line "girl, we couldn't get much higher", as the sponsors were uncomfortable with the possible reference to drug-taking. The band agreed to do so, and did a rehearsal using the amended lyrics; however, during the live performance, lead singer Jim Morrison sang the original lyric, after which they were informed they would never appear on the Ed Sullivan show again

You know that it would be untrue 
You know that I would be a liar 
If I was to say to you 
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Bad Debut

2/06/1967, David Bowie released his debut album, 'David Bowie', which failed to make the UK charts

Είναι μάπα κακά τα ψέματα, ποιος να φανταζόταν τότε τι θα επακολουθούσε...