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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:13am

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:23pm
Producer Notes

14 years ago today, the music world lost one of its greatest recording engineers and producers: Tom Dowd, a man so brilliant that he’d already been a part of the Manhattan Project before he ever started his career in the music industry.

That’s true, by the way, even though it sounds too absurd to be so, and if you’d like to learn more about this legendary figure, you should immediately seek out the documentary Tom Dowd and the Language of Music.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:34am
Happy 25th: Genesis, WE CAN’T DANCE

25 years ago today, Genesis released their 14th studio album and the LP which – at least as of this date – remains the final studio album released by the band with Phil Collins as their lead singer.

To be fair, it’s remarkable that Genesis got back together after Collins found such tremendous success as a solo artist with NO JACKET REQUIRED, especially when one considers that Mike Rutherford was going great guns with his own solo project, Mike + The Mechanics, while Tony Banks was keeping busy with soundtrack work for films like The Wicked Lady and Quicksilver. But lo and behold, they returned to the studio in October 1985, and it was less than a year later when the world was graced with the arrival of INVISIBLE TOUCH.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:52pm
Rhino Factoids

53 years ago today, Peter, Paul and Mary achieved a relatively rare accomplishment on the Billboard 200: they held both the #1 and the #2 spot.

In the early ‘60s, during the last days before Beatlemania kicked in and changed everything, folk music was all the rage, and few artists captured the mainstream audience’s collective heart quite like Peter, Paul and Mary. Their first album was a #1 hit, their second album was a #2 hit, and just to mess with your head, their third album didn’t hit #3, it hit #1. When that happened, however, the trio was riding so high that all three of their albums were in the top 10 simultaneously.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:23pm
Happy Birthday: Scott Weiland
It’s Scott Weiland’s birthday today, and although it’s a day to celebrate his life, this year is certainly not one that’s filled with much cheer, as it’s the first time we’ve had to celebrate his birthday without him.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 3:16pm
Happy 35th: Tom Tom Club, TOM TOM CLUB

35 years ago this month, Tom Tom Club – the side project begun by Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth while Talking Heads were on a temporary hiatus – released their self-titled debut album.

After Talking Heads completed their touring obligations for their 1980 album Remain in Light, the members of the foursome went their separate ways…except for Franz and Weymouth, that is, who were a couple and therefore were stuck with each other. Thankfully, this was in no way a hardship for Franz and Weymouth, who promptly began their own musical collective, one which featured folks like Adrian Belew, Tyrone Downie, Sticky Thompson, and Tina’s sisters: Lani, Laura, and Loric Weymouth.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 3:11pm
Rhino Historic Tours
48 years ago today, the San Francisco Pop Festival kicked off at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, located not in San Francisco, oddly enough, but in Pleasanton, California.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:29am
Remembering John Peel

12 years ago today, the world lost one of the greatest DJs of all time: John Peel.

For Americans, Peel may be best known as the man whose radio program gave birth to an ongoing series of in-studio performances by some of the most notable names in alternative music: the Peel Sessions. But Peel was much more than just a typical DJ. His opinions were held in such high regard that he could effectively make or break an artist with his remarks. Thankfully, it can be safely said that he made far more artists than he broke, with his shows regularly offering wide and varied playlists which included pop, rock, blues, jazz, prog, psychedelia, and any other genre that might happen to strike his fancy on a given day.