Bob Dylan turns 75 today. Bob has released 37 studio albums, 11 live albums, 11 "Bootleg Series" releases and 17 compilations since 1962, and it was he alone that introduced lyrics that actually meant something to pop music.
Guitarist Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes is 47.
On this day in 1963, legendary blues slide guitarist Elmore James died in Chicago of a heart attack at the age of 45.
On this day in 1965, John Lennon published his second volume of prose, "A Spaniard in the Works."
On this day in 1969, The Beatles' "Get Back" started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It was their 17th U.S. #1 hit!
On this day in 1969, The Who released their landmark "Tommy" album in the States. It eventually topped out at #4 while selling over two million copies.
On this day in 1970, founding member/guitar wizard Peter Green quit Fleetwood Mac to become obscure.
On this day in 1974, American jazz great Duke Ellington died in New York from cancer at the age of 75.
On this day in 1979, fans buying tickets to a Genesis benefit show at the Roxy were shocked to find the band members manning the box office.
On this day in 1980, Genesis' "Misunderstanding" began a climb to #14 on the charts, making it their most successful single to date. Meanwhile, Journey's "Walks Like A Lady" was on its way to #32 and Van Halen's "And The Cradle Will Rock" was headed to #55.
On this day in 1986, two very personal songs, Bob Seger's "Like A Rock" and Sammy Hagar/Van Halen's "Dreams," both entered the charts. "Dreams" eventually topped out at #22 as "Like A Rock" reached #12.
On this day in 1991, vocalist Gene Clark of The Byrds died of a heart attack in his Sherman Oaks home at the age of 46.
10 At 10: 1982
Uncle Joe's Lunch Box (with Who tix!) @12:30pm
The Story - Elton John @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Jackie Kashian
It was Lily Tomlin who said: "The road to success is always under construction."
It was Erma Bombeck who said: "Never lend your car to anyone to whom you've given birth."
It was Michael Jordan who said: "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
It was Ogden Nash who said: "Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
This Saturday, 8pm: Uncle Joe will be emceeing the "Official" Keith Emerson Tribute Concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Many of the artists who worked with Keith and were his close friends will perform some of his most famous works as a retrospective of his entire career, from The Nice, to ELP, to The Keith Emerson Band and Three Fates Project. This great night of music and homage to one of the most influential musicians and composers of the twentieth century will feature performances by:
The Keith Emerson Band
Brian Auger (Oblivion Express)
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan/Doobie Bros.)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr's All-Star Band)
Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band/Toy Matinee)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck/Frank Zappa)
Travis Davis (The Keith Emerson Band)
Eddie Jobson (U.K./Roxy Music)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Steve Porcaro (Toto)
Ed Roth (Annie Lennox, CTA)
Philippe Saisse (Al Dimeola)
Joe Travers (Zappa's Universe)
Mike Wallace (Boys Club/Dragonchoir)