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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Rhino Historic Tours
48 years ago today, the second Miami Pop Festival of 1968 kicked off…and, oddly enough, it had no connection to the first Miami Pop Festival of 1968, aside from the fact that they both took place at the same venue: Gulfstream Park, a horse racing track in Hallandale, Florida, just around the corner from Miami.
https://open.spotify.com/user/willharrisinva/playlist/5MnwOq6xcGUMSIUSP3wCbi
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy Birthday: Alex Chilton
The late Alex Chilton was born on this day in 1940, and he lived a life that found him enjoying pop chart success as a member of the Box Tops, struggling with cult success as a member of Big Star, and pretty much just playing whatever the hell he wanted to play as a solo artist. For our part, we’re going to focus in on his achievements with Big Star, celebrating his career by spotlighting six Big Star covers. Some are poppy, others are quirky, but all of them are delivered with the greatest love and respect.
https://open.spotify.com/album/7J7sZIPRWHxt3eVPGKsfi6
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Remembering Delaney Bramlett
Today marks the 8th anniversary of the day Delaney Bramlett died, and those who are well versed in rock history know what a blow that was to the world of music. For those of you who don’t know Bramlett or his accomplishments in the realm of rock ‘n’ roll, well, that’s what we’re here for.
https://open.spotify.com/album/6NXcqhsECWICuBpgWmlW63
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 12:00am
This Day In

35 years ago today, the original lineup of The Dream Syndicate had their very first jam session together.

This is not to say that the band played their first proper show on this date, mind you. That wouldn’t happen until a little bit into 1982, and when it did, it took place at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California. No, this was just the first time that all of the players – Steve Wynn, Kendra Smith, Karl Precoda, and Dennis Duck – got together in the same room and played music as a single entity.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7BX0q8VUWfEaPCK44im9dR
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
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
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