New York City & Bob Dylan

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Bob Dylan , born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist. 5.0/5

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On this day in 1962, Bob Dylan recorded one of the great protest songs, his ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ during a session in New York City.
Bob Dylan and the Band perform When I Paint My Masterpiece on (I think...) January 1, 1972 at the Academy Of Music in New York City. Uploaded by request of m...
October 27, 2014 marks the centennial of the birth in Swansea, Wales, of world-renowned poet Dylan Thomas. A famous tippler, Thomas died in New York City at the age of 39 in 1953. The singer-songwriter Bob Dylan (originally Robert Allen Zimmerman) assumed his name in tribute to the poet.
Bob Dylan has added a fifth Beacon Theatre show in New York City on December 3. Tickets go on sale on October 10. See all upcoming dates at
Bob Dylan lives! 31-date tour kicks off Oct. 17 in Seattle, ending in New York City - via
News, Deaths and Drama for Wednesday 6th August 2014: 1960 - Chubby Checker appeared on US TV show American Bandstand and performed 'The Twist.' The song went to No.1 on the US chart and again 18 months later in 1962. It is the only song to go to the top of the charts on two separate occasions. 1963 - In the evening at Studio A of the Columbia Recording Studio, New York City, Bob Dylan recorded the first session produced by Tom Wilson for the album The Times They Are A-Changin'. Dylan's third studio album was the first collection to feature only original compositions, the title track being one of Dylan's most famous. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely-arranged story songs concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. 1964 - Rod Stewart made his TV debut on 'The Beat Room' as a member of The Hoochie *** Men. 1973 - Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in crashed into a truck on I-85 near Winston-Salem, North Carolina leaving him in a coma for ...
On this day in 1971, The Concert for Bangladesh is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, there were performances at 2:30pm and 8:00pm. These events were organized to raise international awareness and fund relief efforts for refugees in East Pakistan (Bangladesh.) Performers included George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, Leon Russell, Badfinger and Billy Preston.
Today In History (Music) July 25th 1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered. 1965 - Bob Dylan appeared on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival with an electric guitar. It was his first non-acoustic set. 1966 - In San Francisco, CA, the Rolling Stones performed their last U.S. concert with Brian Jones. 1967 - The Beatles and other U.K. rock groups urged the British government to legalize marijuana. Their comments were made in a London Times advertisement signed by all four of the Beatles. 1969 - Neil Young made his first appearance with Crosby, Stills and Nash. 1970 - Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" was released. 1971 - The Beach Boys released their album "Surf's Up." 1975 - "A Chorus Line" debuted on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137 performances. 1980 - KISS introduced their new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the Paladium in New York City. 1990 - Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance. 1995 - Nina Simone fir ...
In January of last year, I had a tremendous, once in a lifetime opportunity to sit and talk with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary. Along with my good friend Ron, we met Mr. Yarrow before a show in Kent, Ohio. As we began our conversation, he asked someone for a chair, making a joke of being in his seventies and needing to sit. When they went to get him a chair, he said, "Can we get a couple more chairs for my friends Ron and Eric, please?" We then sat with him for an uninterrupted conversation that lasted nearly forty five minutes. We talked about his performance at the March On Washington with Martin Luther King in 1963, playing historic folk music venues like The Bitter End and other coffee houses in Greenwich Village in New York City in the early 1960's, appearing on The Jack Benny Show, The Tonight Show, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Andy Williams, Ed Sullivan, his relationship with Bob Dylan, John Denver, Mamma Cass Elliot, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and others. He .. ...
"On a Thursday night in July 1975, I headed out to see Ramblin' Jack Elliott at The Bitter End in New York City... Their first song was 'Pretty Boy Floyd,' with Bob singing harmony and his guitar buzzing right along. Then Jack started 'How Long Blues.' (...) When the song finished, however, Dylan began strumming his guitar. (...) At that moment, everyone in the room was in a trance; it's not every day one gets to hear an impromptu Bob Dylan performance in a tiny club. After a couple of lines, we realized he was performing a new song, with each line getting even better than the last. The song was 'Abandoned Love,' and it still is the most powerful performance I've ever heard." TRACY JOHNSON - "Encounters with Bob Dylan: If You See Him, Say Hello"
June 9th 1963, The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles' fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them. 1964, During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded Mr. Tambourine Man at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. This was the first session for the Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which saw Dylan recording fourteen original compositions that night. The Byrds later recorded a version of Mr. Tambourine Man that was released as their first single and reached No.1 on both the US & UK Chart. The Byrds' recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk-rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single's success. 1967, Pink Floyd played two gigs in one day, the first at the College o ...
It was 26 years ago today that Bob Dylan began what’s now known as his “Never Ending Tour.” The first show of the tour was at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA on June 7, 1988. After years of being backed my big bands, singers, horns and the like, Dylan came this time with only a three piece band, consisting of G.E. Smith on lead guitar, Kenny Aaronson on bass and Chris Parker on drums. Neil Young was also there, though barely audible. Chris Parker, the original drummer on that tour, is shown with the drum kit he used on the “Never Ending Tour.” Parker, based in New York City, is an artist and continues to be a drummer. In addition to Dylan, he has played with Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Paul Simon, Cher, Natalie Cole, Donald Fagen and many others. Photo by Frank Beacham
A tour of New York City's world famous music scene, featuring some of the premiere venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Birdland Jazz Club, as well as many of the famous folk music spots frequented by Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Joan Baez, Don Mclean, John Denver, Hall and Oats, Neil Young, Etta James, and many more!
Keith Richards, *** Jagger, and Bob Dylan at Jaggers 29th birthday party, July 1972 in New York City.
**COMPLETED!** **New York City** *List 32* The city so nice they named it twice has been the subject of contemporary songs again and again. If they ever induct a city to the R&RHoF as a muse, the Big Apple would be among a select few and probably for contemporary American music. In my eyes, the city is a Rock Star. Here's my homage to my home town. Hope you all enjoy. PLEASE ANSWER NO MORE THAN 6 EACH UNTIL WE NEED CLEANUP HITTERS! 1. Went to the Apollo, you should've seen them go, go, go - Take A Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed - Lars Larsson 2. If I was a master thief, perhaps I'd rob them - Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan - Karla Sona 3. It's not hard, not far to reach, we can hitch a ride - Rockaway Beach - Ramones - Lars Larsson 4. It was so easy living day by day, out of touch with the rhythm and blues - New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel - Lisa Wells 5. Ain't cha got no rhymes for me? - 59th St Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel - Karla Sona 6. But they're dead wrong, I kn ...
Rock History - Today back in 1961, An unknown singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan gives his first solo performance at Gerde's Folk City in New York City's Greenwich Village, as the opening act for John Lee Hooker.
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On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan played his first live gig in New York City at Gerde's Folk City, opening for John Lee Hooker. Have you ever seen Dylan live? If so tell us when and where!
March 19,1962. Columbia Records released an album called "Bob Dylan". Bob had been a discovery of the legendary producer, John Hammond. Mr.Hammond had discovered; Billie Holiday, Count Basie,Big Joe Turner,Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian and Pete Seeger,to name a few. Later, he would find Aretha Franklin and Stevie Ray Vaughn. John Hammond had clout.He had a proven track record..the guy knew talent when he heard it. John Hammond had read about a new folksinger who called himself Bob Dylan...at about the same time Bob played harmonica on a Carolyn Hester record..John Hammond offered Bob a record deal. Bob Dylan had come to New York City from Minnesota, to find Woody Guthrie, he did. Bob also landed in New York at the exact time Greenwich Village was laden with talent and places for folksingers to play and be heard. Bob Dylan played a collection of classic blues songs, Woody Guthrie songs, Mountain Ballads, Cowboy songs ...you know, Folk songs! Bob was also writing... Bob Dylan got his recording contract o ...
myRockworld Day in Music on March 19th: 1958, During his only UK tour, Buddy Holly played two shows at the Regal Cinema in Hull, Yorkshire. Also on the bill, Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O'Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra. 1962, Bob Dylan’s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond's Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan). The album was praised by the New York City weekly newspaper Village Voice as an ‘explosive country blues debut’, but featured only two Dylan original compositions, Talkin' New York and Song To Woody, the rest being old folk standards. 1964, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart with 'Little Children,' the group's second No.1. 1964, UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson presented The Beatles with their awards for show business personalities of the year for 1963 at ...
Shades of Blood on the Tracks? The art of BobDylan at Pop International Galleries! Wowie! Bob Dylan was one of the foremost figures of the Beat Generation. His music spoke of a time of great social change. Songs such as "The Times Are a-Changin" and "Blowing In The Wind" have immortalised an era for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, he would introduce himself as "Bob Dylan" during his early performances. The change was inspired by his favorite poet Dylan Thomas and he has been known as such ever since. During his time at Minnesota University Dylan developed his interest in American Folk, shaking off his rock and roll origins. He felt that folk music reflected real life in serious way and was generally deeper. It was these formative years that helped him nurture his iconic sound. Soon after, Dylan relocated to New York City where he signed his first recording contract. This was the begining of his illustrious career. As the 60's progressed so did his involve ...
1982, At the 13th annual event held in New York City, Bob Dylan was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame .
Pete Seeger, the legendary folk pioneer, civil rights champion, social activist, environmentalist, and much, much more passed away last night in New York City. He was 94 years old. Seeger was a titan both inside the music industry and outside of it, during a career that began in 1939 and continued until this year. Writer or co-writer of such songs as "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?," 'If I Had A Hammer," and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Seeger was one of the most important and iconic musicians who ever lived. As Seeger's friend John W. Whitehead wrote in the Huffington Post while remembering him today: "Long before the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, Jim Hendrix or Bob Dylan, there was Pete Seeger, a lone ranger fighting injustice with little more than a five-string banjo in hand and a gift for putting words to music. Unarguably one of the most important musical influences of the 20th century, Seeger helped to lay the foundation for American protest music, singing out about the plight of everyday working folks an ...
January 21st 2006: A chartered plane carrying Bon Jovi skidded off the runway at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, ON. Nobody was injured. 2001: During the 58th Golden Globe Awards, Bob Dylan took home a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Things Have Changed” from the movie Wonder Boys. 1997: Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager died of a stroke in Las Vegas. He was 87 years old. 1992: Billy Idol pled guilty to assault & battery charges stemming from an incident outside a West Hollywood restaurant. He was fined $2,700. 1989: Def Leppard peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Armageddon It” which was their fourth and final top ten single in the U.S. 1987: During the second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City, B.B. King was inducted by Sting, ZZ Top inducted Bo Diddley, *** Jones of Foreigner inducted Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson was posthumously inducted by John Fogerty & Roy Orbison was inducted by Bruce ...
January 18th 2000: ZZ Top manager Bill Ham attended the execution of Spencer Goodman in Huntsville, TX. Goodman was found guilty of kidnapping & murdering Ham’s wife in 1991. 1995: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia walked away uninjured after driving a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. 1992: Bob Dylan performed “Like a Rolling Stone” at the taping of David Letterman’s tenth anniversary special at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 1991: At an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace, three fans were trampled to death on the general admission floor. 1991: The second Rock in Rio festival kicked off the first of ten days in Rio de Janeiro. Some of the artists who performed on the festival included Santana, Guns N’ Roses, Billy Idol, Judas Priest, Faith No More, & Queensryche. 1987: Steve Winwood got married for the second time. He married Eugenia Crafton with whom he remains married to this day. 1985: Readers of USA Today declared that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam ...
It's 1963 and you are in New York City, so which show are you going to see? Brubeck, Mary Wells, Bob Dylan,...
TO "ALL MUSICIANS, I am so sorry to say that we have lost one of the "GREATEST LEGENDS" FROM OUR AREA" :( Please pay your respects between 6 and 9 at Lasher's Funeral Home in Woodstock The "Legendary" Lou Mancuso The Original "Father" Luthier of the Woodstock area Lou Mancuso has been building guitars, mandolins, and violins in his Shokan, New York workshop since the 1960's. He was born and raised in the Bronx by his parents who were Italian immigrants. He became interested in making guitars in his late teens. He visited junk shops, purchased beat up instruments and took them apart to learn their structure. He also visited legendary guitar maker, John D'Angelico in his New York City workshop asking questions and learning by watching the master craftsman at work. World War II would put a hold on Mancuso's interest in building guitars. While a sergeant in the Army he was stationed in India. After the war he was trained at Bulova as a watchmaker, gaining experience in precision work. Many years later he fou ...
VOTE FOR LINK WRAY IN THE 2014 ROCK AND Roll Hall OF FAME'S ONLINE FAN POLL. rockhall.vote Below are quotes and facts. Link Wray...he was the beginning of Grunge. Way before anybody you know. Neil Young- He was a huge influence. When I saw him, it was one of the greatest shows I ever saw in my life. Dan Auerbach, THE BLACK KEYS Link Wray. Father of the POWER CHORD. Creator of Distortion. Punk, heavy metal, grunge, garage, real rock guitar…it all started here. Link Wray was the first to use intentional distortion in a rock and roll recording. Link Wray is credited with inventing the POWER CHORD, the “modus operandi” in rock and roll. Link Wray has been inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Washington (DC) Area Music Association, Southern Legends Hall of Fame and many more. Link Wray has been featured in the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the Native American Indian "Up Where We Belong" exhibits in both Washington DC and New York City. Link Wray .. ...
Cafe Wha? is a club in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City that has been home to various musicians and comedians. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, Kool and the Gang, Peter, Paul & Mary, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and many others all began their careers at the Wha? Although Cafe Wha? was sold by its owner, Manny Roth, in 1968, the club remains at its original location, 115 Macdougal Street, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets. Roth is the uncle of David Lee Roth. The original Cafe Wha? opened in 1959 and closed in the late 1960s, when the room was taken over by Menachem Dworman, who ran the Cafe Feenjon in the location until 1987. The Feenjon featured Israeli and Middle Eastern music. Fue durante las exhibiciones en el Cafe Wha? ubicado sobre la MacDougal Street en el Greenwich Village, que Hendrix conoció a la cantante y guitarrista Ellen McIlwaine y al guitarrista Jeff "Skunk" Baxte ...
On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan started recording his debut album over two days at the Columbia Records studios in New York City
2day 1965: New York City is hit with its infamous total electrical blackout, causing Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones' Brian Jones
November 4th: On this Day 1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis performed "Great Balls of Fire" on "American Bandstand." 1957: In an unusual chart anomaly, the top six Billboard singles on the pop and R&B charts are exactly the same: Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" sits at on both charts, followed by "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers, "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke, "Silhouettes" by the Rays, "Be-Bop Baby" by Ricky Nelson, and "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers. 1957, Jackie Wilson made his US chart debut with 'Reet Petite', (it made No.1 in the UK in 1986, 29 years after its first release). 1961, Cliff Richard scored his first UK No.1 album with his 5th release '21 Today'. The album was released on October 14, 1961, the exact date of Cliff Richard's 21st birthday. Side 1 of the album contained rock tunes while side 2 consisted of ballads. 1961: Buoyed by recent positive press, a young Bob Dylan appears at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time. Unfortunately, only about 50 people attend, most of them fri ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 National Boston Cream Pie Day, National Canning Day, IPod Day,Medical Assistants Recognition Day, National Mole Day, Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day, TV Talk Show Host Day On This Day in History: 1890 - Benjamin Harrison issues a proclamation that extends the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory. The decree also declares that all Indian claims to Nebraska territory have been officially "extinguished." 1915 - 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote. 1921 - In the French town of Chalons-sur-Marne, an American officer selects the body of the first "Unknown Soldier" to be honored among the approximately 77,000 United States servicemen killed on the Western Front during World War I. 1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time. 1963 - Bob Dylan begins to record his future classic “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” 1973 - President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordi ...
Here's a few factoids on what happened in Music History on this day... October 21st: On this Day 1907 - The opera "The Merry Widow" opened in New York City, NY. 1908 - Composer Howard Ferguson was born. 1908: The first two-sided vinyl record (!) was offered for sale by the Columbia label in an ad running in this week's Saturday Evening Post. 1921 - Composer Sir Malcolm Arnold was born. 1938 - Jan Savitt's orchestra recorded "Quaker City Jazz." 1956: Elvis Presley visits his favorite local movie theater, the Memphian, and is beset by a adoring crowd who, in the ensuing melee, scratch his new Cadillac. Thus begins Elvis' new habit of renting the entire theater whenever he wants to watch a movie. 1957 - "Jailhouse Rock", the Elvis Presley film, premiered. 1958, Buddy Holly's last recording session took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City. The songs recorded included 'Raining In My Heart', 'Moondreams' and 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' which became a No.1 hit. 1961 - Bob Dylan recorded "Bob Dylan," h ...
a couple days late ..but oct 1st in rock history... digg inShare. 1965, Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City and introduced his new touring band made up of guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band.
Ageless: The Band at the Academy of Music, 1971 Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, September 2013 DURING THE FINAL week of 1971, the Band played four legendary concerts at New York City's Academy Of Music, ushering in the New Year with electrifying performances, including new horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and a surprise guest appearance by Bob Dylan for a New Year's Eve encore. Select highlights from the concerts were compiled for The Band's classic 1972 double LP, Rock Of Ages, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and remains a core album in the trailblazing group's storied Capitol Records catalog. For the first time, all four of the concerts' multi-track recordings have been revisited for Live At The Academy Of Music 1971, a new 4CD+DVD collection to be released September 17 by Capitol/UMe. The expansive new compilation features new stereo and 5.1 Surround mixes, including 19 previously unreleased performances and newly discovered footage of two songs filmed by Howard Alk and Murray Lerner. ...
Chuck Benjamin and Jeffrey Leonard knew the answer to today's pop quiz: Carolyn Hester, a singer-guitarist from Waco, Texas, who had gone to New York City at age 18 in 1955 to study drama, recognized folk music as her calling. After she recorded a couple of releases for small labels, Columbia Records signed her to record with producer John Hammond. On sessions for her first Columbia album on September 29 and 30, 1961, her accompanists included guitarist and fiddle player Bruce Langhorne, bass player William E. Lee (filmmaker Spike Lee's father), and a young harmonica player whom she had recruited after meeting him in one of the Greenwich Village coffeehouses where he was performing. It was the harmonica player's first work on a recording session. The night before the recording session, the New York Times published a review praising the singer-harmonica player's performance at Gerde's Folk City. The performer was Bob Dylan. Hammond was so impressed with Dylan that four weeks later he signed him to a Columb ...
Willie Nile has created an album that travels around the United States with a radio dial that never leaves New York City’s Lower East Side. American Ride is a rock’n’roll glove thrown down by Willie Nile to reclaim Roots music for Greenwich Village streets. If the sound was not born in East Village haunts in the 1960’s, it certainly was bedding at the Albert Hotel for a while. “Life on Bleecker Street” is a modern day update for an address that staked out prime territory in its success stories songs via then-folk musicians such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Willie Nile gives a birds-eye view from his Lower East Side window and points out the tourism boom rising in the wake the city’s ground zero folk and punk rock scenes. Willie name checks map points on the title track as he “leaves New York City with a tank of gas”. He heads across the United States in a song that makes you proud to be part of the musical fabric that stiches this country together. “She’s Got My Heart” shows a tend ...
6/6 This day in music... 1970, Syd Barrett played his first gig since leaving Pink Floyd at the Extravaganza 70, at London's Olympia Hall, England, backed by a band that included his old friend Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Barrett baffled the audience (and his musicians) when he abruptly took off his guitar during the fourth number and walked off stage. 1970, 1971, John & Yoko jammed live on stage with Frank Zappa at The Filmore East in New York. Some of these recordings were released in 1972, on John Lennon's third post-Beatles album, Some Time in New York City. 1979, Def Leppard played at Crookes Workingman's Club in Sheffield. The gig was reviewed in UK music paper 'Sounds' and led to a recording contract with Phonogram Records. 1982, Tom Petty, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne all appeared at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California to a crowd of 85,000 fans at the six hour Peace Sunday, We Have A Dream antinuclear concert. Dylan was joined onstage with Joan ...
1865 - "Onward Christian Soldiers" was presented for the first time. 1941 - Gene Krupa and his band recorded "After You've Gone" with Roy Eldridge on trumpet. 1942 - Sammy Kaye and his orchestra recorded "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen." 1956 - Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was released. 1957 - "Susie Q" was released by Dale Hawkins. 1959 - Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN. He later changed his name to Bob Dylan. 1964 - David Jones and The King Bees had their first record, "Liza Jane", released. David Jones later became known as David Bowie. 1969 - "Feast of Friends", a documentary about the Doors premiered. 1971 - James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" was released. 1972 - Maureen McGovern quit her job as a full-time secretary for a new career as a full time singer. 1974 - Sly Stone married Kathy Silva onstage during a concert in New York City. 1974 - Patti Smith recorded her first song. It was her version of "Hey Joe." 1977 - Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor was bitten ...
Having grown up in company full of musical surroundings, Lori Garrote started creating her own songs at a very young age. With The Doors, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and others playing around the house; music was a natural hobby for her. Heavily influenced by Madonna, Michael Jackson, and other icons, there was appreciation toward pop culture since the beginning of her career. She started taking an interest into guitar playing when she was introduced to acts such as Alanis Morissette, Green Day, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Blondie, etc. Lori started testing the waters in junior high performing at talents shows and other local events. It was then, Lori Garrote started making her name known in the pop/rock scene in Miami, Florida. Besides South Florida, Lori has taken her music to New York City , Los Angeles, and New Orleans and will continue to expose her rock/pop sound throughout the country. She has won several local awards such as Best Female Rock vocalist, Best Female Rock Band, and recently Viewer’s choice .. ...
On this Day 12th May in Music, In 1832, Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore," premieres in Milan. In 1894, Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show," premieres in New York City. In 1934, "Cocktails For Two," by Duke Ellington hits No1 in the U.S. In 1958, The Everly Brothers started a four-week run at No.1 in the U.S. with 'All I Have To Do Is Dream'. Written by the husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the track was recorded in just two takes. In 1960, Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special. In 1961, The Beatles, in Hamburg, West Germany, signed a recording contract with producer Bert Kaempfert. That evening they played at The Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg. In 1962, Billboard Magazine reported that last year's most-played jukebox record was 'Big Bad John' by Jimmy Dean. The second most-played was Chubby Checker's 'The Twist'. In 1963, Bob Dylan walked out of rehearsals for the U.S. TV Ed Sullivan Show after being told he couldn't perform his song Talking ...
Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" and "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" from his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde are purportedly about Sedgwick.[27] His 1965 No. 2 single "Like a Rolling Stone" was also reportedly inspired by her.[28] The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" from their 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico is about Edie Sedgwick.[29] In the 1980s, Warren Beatty bought the rights to Edie's life story and was planning to make a movie with Molly Ringwald starring as Sedgwick.[30] It was also reported that a film titled The War at Home was to be loosely based on her life during The Factory years, with Linda Fiorentino slated to portray her. It was to be based on John Byrum's fictionalized account of a working-class man who becomes enamored of her. Neither was ever produced.[31] The Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians song "Little Miss S" on the 1988 album Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars is about Edie Sedgwick's years in New York City. In 1989 rock band The Cult released a single Edie (Ciao Baby) to pro ...
The best musicians let listeners into their heads and hearts, but rarely into their homes. Levon Helm invited fans over on a regular basis. The barn - constructed of a mosaic of different woods that Helm proudly pieced together without nails or any other metal and sound like a "big guitar" - first became heated in 1973, burned down in 1989 and was rebuilt a year later, though Helm has tweaked the space ever since. He based the idea for his Midnight Ramble Sessions on the Southern medicine shows of his youth (no wonder The Black Crowes used the barn to record a new project). The fabled barn that served as Levon Helm's recording studio, public performance space and full time residence is located less than two hours from New York City, in the same Woodstock community where Bob Dylan and The Band first settled near the end of the Age of Aquarius. The dirt driveway that leads off of Plochmann Lane, onto his lush green property, is marked only by a few mailboxes and a sign that reads "Beware of Bear." But there ...
Greenwich Village, New York City, was the very heart of the american folk revival in the 60s. Here people like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen came to play in the beginning of their careers, and to listen and learn from more established artists. Bleecker Street and MacDougal Street were a melting pot for all kind of influences, from the hippie bohemia to the political movement. Here the trendy clubs and bars of the time were situated, with a stage, where people could bring their instruments and play for an audience. It had a huge influence not only on american music, but also internationally. As a youngster I dreamed about going there and to be a part of it all. But even if it was not possible for me at the time, the spirit of this movement blew across the Atlantic Ocean and reached us and inspired us also here. In the soon-to-be-released documentary "Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Generation", Canadian filmmaker Laura Archibald sheds light on the music scene of Manhattan’s G ...
Adios Manhattan, Howdy The Bronx. I've been living in a rather large one bedroom apt near the Zoo for the past month. I'm liberated at last, free from 17 years of living in cramped Upper East Side studios. While I'm in hibernation in The Bronx, I'm putting the finishing touches on my second book about New York City, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, tenacity, and pulp solicitation.
PRINCE TRIBUTE SHOW AT Carnegie Hall Waterboys Mike Scott and Steve Wickham will appear at the Prince Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall, during which a starpacked line-up of artists perform the songs of Prince, in New York City, Thurs 7 March. The show is part of an annual series benefiting educational music programs for children in need. Previous shows have paid tribute to The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan among others. Other artists appearing this year include Elvis Costello, Bettye LaVette, Booker T. Jones, Amos Lee and Devotchka. Information and tickets are available at: VIP packages available from:
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This Day in Music History for January 31st: ON THIS DAY January 31st: 1679 - Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris. 1949 - Country music singer Kitty Wells recorded her first sides for RCA Victor, including "Death At The Bar" and "Don't Wait For The Last Minute To Pray," neither of which charted. Wells was dropped from the label in 1950. 1955 - RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer. 1956 - At the RCA Studios in New York City, Elvis Presley recorded "Tutti Frutti" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry" for his first album. Also that day Elvis signed with the William Morris Agency. 1957 - Decca Records announced that Bill Haley & His Comets, 'Rock Around The Clock' had sold over a million copies in the UK, mostly on 10inch 78's. 1959 - Bob Dylan is said to have been in the audience as Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played Duluth, Minnesota, less than three days before their fatal plane crash. 1960 - Songwriter Adolph Green married actress/singer Phyllis Newman. They ...
In 1957, at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City, Marty Robbins recorded his breakthrough hit, "A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)," produced by Mitch Miller and led by Ray Conniff. Sidemen included Billy Mure and Al Caiola on guitars, *** Hyman on piano, Frank Carroll on bass, and future "Tonight Show" band drummer Ed Shaughnessy.   In 1958, Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single to ever enter the UK pop chart at Number One.       In 1960, at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World studios in New York City, Sam Cooke recorded "Chain Gang." The track was completed with vocal overdubs on April 13, 1960.   In 1960, the original cast recording of The Sound of Music started a 16-week run at on the U.S. album chart.   In 1960, the National Association of Broadcasters threatened disc jockeys over the Payola scandal, saying they would fine anyone who accepted money for playing records.   In 1961, Bob Dylan finds the family of Woody Guthrie in New York and teac ...
Filmed entirely in New York City. Performance footage shot in the infamous Chelsea Hotel, Room 308 (A resting place over the years for everyone from Bukowski, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Vincent Gallo, Sid and Nancy)
FREE ADMISSION! Tickets: King Blues Club Event Page: Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone *** Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, *** Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric . ...
Music History -- November 22 -- from Mary Landers 1938 - Bunny Berigan and his orchestra recorded "Jelly Roll Blues." 1957 - The Miles Davis Quintet debuted with a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 1965 - Bob Dylan and Sara Lowndes were married. 1965 - The musical "Man of La Mancha" opened. It ran for 2,328 performances. 1967 - Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" was released. 1968 - The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album"). 1982 - The British rock group Japan announced it is breaking up. 1992 - Paul Simon began his first tour of South America in Brazil. 1994 - "The Black Album" was released by Prince. 1995 - Singer Sophie B. Hawkins makes her acting debut on Fox's "Party Of Five." 1997 - INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead due to suicide by hanging in his hotel room in the Ritz Carlton in Double Bay, Australia. He was 37 years old.
11/13/12 John Hammond celebrates his 70 birthday today. He is a blues singer and guitarist. He became friends and recorded with many electric blues musicians in New York during the 60's, including John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Hawks (later known as The Band), Dr. John and Duane Allman. In fact, he is the only person who ever had both Clapton and Hendrix in his band at the same time, if only for five days in the 60s when he played in New York City. He famously recommended The Band to Bob Dylan, with whom they undertook a famed and tumultuous world tour. In 2011, Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame of the Blues Foundation. If you like good white boy blues, you'll love this.
Bob Gruen (born 1945) is an American photographer known for his rock 'n' roll photographs. Gruen was born in New York City. He began photographing Rock Stars with Bob Dylan and served as John Lennon's personal photographer during his time in New York City. Gruen is best known for his photograph of Lennon wearing a New York City T-shirt. Other notable celebrities and rock bands photographed by Gruen include the New York Dolls, The Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper and Green Day
Music History -- from Mary Landers November 4 1961 - Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York City. The show was seen by 50 people who paid two dollars each at Carnegie Hall. 1967 - "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' was released. 1970 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "George Jackson." Jackson was a black militant what had been killed in a California prison shootout. 1973 - Soft Machine and Pink Floyd hold a benefit concert for Robert Wyatt who had been paralyzed earlier in the year. 1974 - Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" LP. 1977 - "The Last Waltz" premiered in New York City. 1978 - Greg Reeves, sues his former band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for $1 million in unpaid back royalties. 1978 - Boston played their first show in the city of Boston. 1978 - The Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River" was released. 1990 - The musical "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opened. 1991 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, Th ...
September 7, 1965: Bob Dylan released his single "Positively 4th Street". The meaning of the single's has been something of a controversy among fans as it was unclear which '4th Street' the song was alluding to. Dylan did, however, live on New York City's 4th Street at the heart of Greenwich Village.
Columbia Records teamed up with CNNCTD+ to tag the globe with Sound Graffiti in promotion of Bob Dylan's release of Tempest, his latest album in a legendary musical career spanning 50 years. As part of the project, CNNCTD+ created this album artwork-inspired mural from the ground up on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow in New York City's Lower East Side.
Listening to Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie (April 12, 1963) Poem recited live in concert at New York City's Town Hall by Bob Dylan
On this day in 1965, The Beatles set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City. Sharing the bill with The Beatles; Brenda Holloway, The King Curtis Band, The Young Rascals and Sounds Incorporated. The Beatles were paid $160,000 for the show, the set list: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket To Ride’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's In Black’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Help!’, and ‘I'm Down’. Two of the Rolling Stones were among the audience, *** Jagger and Keith Richard and later that evening; Bob Dylan visited The Beatles at their hotel.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, the Village Voice is touring old Dylan landmarks in Greenwich Village, to see how ...
Woody Guthrie in New York City. 'In the pantheon of American poets he belongs midway between Walt Whitman and Bob Dylan.' (Photograph by Eric Schaal/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)The construction team that kept hammering away all night outside my hotel window in downtown Tulsa are gone by the mo...
"Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon drops by Ryan's New York City studio to talk about the show and perform an all new Bob Dylan impression.
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Listening to A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live, Carnegie Hall in New York City on October 26, 1963) by Bob Dylan
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," ''The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek," The Band fused rock, blues, folk and gospel to create a sound that seemed as authentically American as a Mathew Brady photograph or a Mark Twain short story. In truth, the group had only one American — Levon Helm. Helm, the drummer and singer who brought an urgent beat and a genuine Arkansas twang to some of The Band's best-known songs and helped turn a bunch of musicians known mostly as Bob Dylan's backup group into one of rock's most legendary acts, has died. He was 71. Helm, who was found to have throat cancer in 1998, died Thursday afternoon of complications from cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, said Lucy Sabini of Vanguard Records. On Tuesday, a message on his website said he was in the final stages of cancer. Helm and his bandmates — Canadians Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel — were musical virtuosos who returned to ...
Levon Helm, a member of influential rock group The Band, died in New York City on Thursday. The drummer, singer and actor, who backed Bob Dylan as he turned away from folk toward a more electrified rock sound, was 71 years old.
One of the true icons of my music generation Levon Helm, passed away in New York City today. Levon,along with Robbie Robertson,Garth Hudson,Richard Emanuel,Rick Danko played for many years as Bob Dylan's backup band. The group, after splitting from Dylan, called themselves quiet simply "The Band". Levon sang and played the drums. One of his most significant songs was the vocal in "The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down". He was diagnosed with throat cancer and lost his voice, but came back strong moving back to Woodstock, NY. where he began a series of Late Night concerts at a barn on his property, they would later be called The Ramble. RIP Levon. "The Road Goes On Forever and the Party Never Ends"
Also happening on April 11: 1890--Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station for the United States. 1961--Bob Dylan makes his New York City stage debut at Gerde's Folk City, a small Greenwich Village club, opening for bluesman John Lee Hooker. 1966--NBC-TV broadcasts the last episode of "Hullabaloo," which features Paul Anka, Lesley Gore, Peter and Gordon and The Cyrkle. The series started in January 1965, a year after ABC-TV came up with their music show, "Shindig!" 1992--Euro-Disney opens near Paris, France. 1992--The Irish Republican Army bombs the London financial district, killing three.
Lord Richard Buckley (Richard Myrle Buckley; April 5, 1906 - November 12, 1960, New York City) was an American stage performer, recording artist, monologist, and hip poet/comic. Buckley's unique stage persona never found more than a cult audience during his life, but anticipated aspects of the Beat Generation sensibility, and influenced figures as various as Bob Dylan, Ken Kesey, George Harrison, Tom Waits and Dizzy Gillespie.
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