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Monday, December 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy Birthday: Lars Ulrich
It’s Lars Ulrich’s birthday today, and to celebrate, we’ve picked four of our favorite covers that Metallica has turned in over their course of their career. Not that we couldn’t have selected several more, but we thought we’d keep our cool and limit ourselves to four. If you’re a fan, then you’ve probably heard and loved at least two of these already, but if the other two haven’t crossed your radar up ‘til now, then we’re happy to have introduced you to them.
https://open.spotify.com/album/4qDiQwJ7UEuJsGLWL078nQ
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy 35th: Peter Cetera, PETER CETERA
35 years ago this month, Peter Cetera released his self-titled solo debut, little realizing that the next time he left Chicago behind to step out on his own, he’d be doing it for the long haul.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0TqVm0d4o198KAxN8MUKKS
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 8:05am
Rhino Factoids
38 years ago today, The Rezillos played a show that proved to be their last, except not really. It’s a little hard to explain.
https://open.spotify.com/album/3gkTVYznHVW1Z9v3AOGNKo
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Phil Collins, “Another Day in Paradise”
27 years ago today, Phil Collins found himself atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh time in his career with a song about the plight of the homeless.
https://open.spotify.com/album/2sS9l8uc3d3UsK9unJyrD8
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:40am
Happy 35th: New Order, “Everything’s Gone Green”
35 years ago today, New Order released their third single, which – in a nice bit of title / chart placing synergy – made it to #3 on the UK Independent Singles chart.
https://open.spotify.com/album/2ODAEaYlqS88SU4ZZu1bI6
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:31am
Happy 35th: Randy Newman, RAGTIME

35 years ago this month, Randy Newman released his score to Milos Forman’s adaption of E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, properly kicking off what has gone on to become a lucrative career for Newman in the motion picture industry.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4dieT5s0o41AzFwGPHxAoy
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:18am
All hail the Queen of Memphis Soul! It’s Carla Thomas’s birthday, and to celebrate the day, we’re spotlighting one of her classic albums: CARLA, released in 1966. In addition, we’ve also compiled a six-pack of tracks taken from a variety of periods in her career, showing the variety of collaborations in her back catalog.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5WyS0kooTM6uriZwmXjLLY
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 8:28am
 Remembering Albert King
On this day in 1992, one of the great blues guitarists of the 20th century died. He was born with the last name of Nelson, but when he started his music career in earnest, he opted to use only his first and middle names: Albert King. In celebration of his life and career, we invite you to give his classic album BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN another spin – or possibly a first spin if you’ve never gotten around to listening it – but we’ve also got a six-pack of other interesting appearances that King made over the course of his career, so that you can get a feel for just how respected his guitar skills were in the music community.
https://open.spotify.com/album/67I17xxxioQjnisRNmuSPE