If you were a fan of the 1996 film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting, you’re not the only one. It’s a funny, frantic, and occasionally horrifying tale of friendship and drug addiction that helped cement the reputation of Danny Boyle as a great director and helped turn Ewan McGregor into a proper movie star. With the film’s sequel – yes, it’s called Trainspotting 2 – at long last completed and finally set to hit theaters in early 2017, Rhino has dipped into the archives to reissue TRAINSPOTTING: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE on vinyl.
Guitar Player magazine called him “the most recorded guitar player in history,” while guitar manufacturers Gibson called him “the most famous guitarist you’ve never heard of.” How did Tommy Tedesco – who died on this day in 1997 – manage to earn both titles?
79 years ago today, one of the most famous female icons of folk music was born in Louisville, Kentucky.