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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:33am
A New Year's Playlist
New Year's Eve has long been one of the best nights of the year for those who perpetually fight for their right to party, but there are two very distinct types of New Year's Eve parties: the ones that more or less start wrapping up at 12:01 a.m., and the ones attended by people who consider 12:01 a.m. the beginning of the 59 minute countdown 'til the start of the new year in the next time zone. If you're concerned that your party is in the former category when you'd rather that it was in the latter category, then we've got the perfect playlist to help increase the odds that you'll be able to party on 'til the break of dawn.
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/0uqdymOy7sjeP1lcydTN9L
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:30am
Happy Birthday: Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith
They were born three years apart and with an ocean between them, but there's clearly a little bit of Monkee magic in the air whenever December 30th rolls around, as that's the day that both Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones first entered the world.
https://open.spotify.com/user/monkeesofficial/playlist/5Jo2n73rclgmBTz2h9JIcn
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:09am
5 Times Jim Reid Worked Outside of the Jesus and Mary Chain
Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain turns 54 today, and we couldn't be happier that he and his brother William are back together and touring as the J&MC, but having said that, we thought take a moment to celebrate his birthday by spotlighting a few things that he's done on his own.
https://open.spotify.com/user/thejesusandmarychainvip/playlist/7qXpzRTTGldVGVGDVZ1HFJ
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 9:01am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Jim Croce, “Time in a Bottle”
42 years ago today, Jim Croce earned his second and final #1 hit, but it was one which he was unable to appreciate, sadly, having died in a plane crash three months earlier.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5STjKsvCHVlSMcUXo8he3T
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:10am
7 Big Star Covers to Celebrate Alex Chilton's Birthday
Today would've been Alex Chilton's 65th birthday, and to say that it sucks that he's not here to spend it playing music with his friends and colleagues is a major understatement. Fortunately, Chilton left behind a lot of great music, and he's inspired plenty of people to make some pretty great music of their own, so we thought we'd combine the two and offer up some covers of Chilton's best Big Star songs in celebration of the birthday boy.
https://open.spotify.com/album/7J7sZIPRWHxt3eVPGKsfi6
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 9:36am
Bobby Keys, Bobby Keys
1. Bobby Keys, Bobby Keys: To say that Bobby Keys' saxophone is featured on some of the greatest rock 'n' roll recorded from 1969 into the 2000s is in no way an example of hyperbole: he was the Rolling Stones' go-to sax man, he played for Eric Clapton, Warren Zevon, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynryd, Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, and a ton of other names. Unfortunately, Keys only recorded one solo album, but now that it's been made available again, you should definitely give it a spin and see what he was capable of delivering on his own.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:18am
Rhino Factoids

32 years ago today, the TV landscape was brightened by a two-hour special which offered a thoroughly confusing conglomeration of musical artists for the ostensible purpose of instilling viewers with the Christmas spirit.

Solid Gold, as children of the '80s well know, was a syndicated series that offered a weekly look into the US pop charts, sometimes with the actual artists performing their songs, while other times the song would play as the troupe of spandex-clad beauties known as the Solid Gold Dancers gyrated their hearts out on the Solid Gold stage.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2bfvV9aRLN1BseXz4FbVnW
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 9:11am
Rhino Factoids
Anyone who knows their punk rock history knows the story of the Sex Pistols’ final gig with Sid Vicious in their lineup: it took place on January 14, 1978 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, and it featured Johnny Rotten delivering the immortal question, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” Often forgotten, however, is the last date that the Pistols played in their native land, which is a shame, as it’s very much one worth remembering, if only for how much differently it paints the punk rock legends: their last UK concert took place on Christmas Day 1977, and it involved the band performing a benefit show for the children of striking firefighters.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5fxYu3rqjCNTSPKN8mtEl2