Fifty freakin’ years ago, this was the number one single in America:
BREAKING: I am getting old.
In honor of one of last week’s headers, here’s a little treat from the late, great Warren Zevon.
But not “Werewolves of London”, out of respect.
Instead, it’s one of my favorites, “Johnny Strikes Up The Band”, live from 1982.
And, as a bonus, here’s a single from Zevon’s first professional incarnation, a duo that went by the name Lyme & Cybelle. It’s as trippy as you might expect from the heart of the sixties.
Back in the day when prog rock was a commercially viable thing, Yes ruled the roost. Whatever you think of the genre – and for me, that’s a lot less now than it was back then – there’s no question Yes was a band with some incredibly talented musicians.
Sadly, word came this weekend that one of them, bassist Chris Squire, passed away.
Here’s a live version from 1973 of one of the group’s biggest hits, “Roundabout”.
Bo Bounds is my muse today. Which makes this pick obvious.
The Rolling Stones play Atlanta next Tuesday.
Charlie Watts turned seventy four yesterday.
From the Rolling Stones concert in Ohio last night…
Mick, about that show coming up in Bobby Dodd Stadium: don’t make me hate you.