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Friday, December 30, 2016 - 8:05am
Rhino Factoids
Seven years ago today, Neil Young was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, which sounds impressive no matter where you’re from, but it’s a legitimately big deal if you’re Canadian.
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy Birthday: Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith
Given what a year 2016 has been for The Monkees, we’d be remiss if we didn’t make a special point of offering the happiest of birthday wishes to Michael Nesmith while also thinking fondly of his late bandmate who shares his birthday, Davy Jones.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Jim Croce, “Time in a Bottle”
43 years ago today, Jim Croce earned his second #1 hit. Sadly, it was a posthumous one.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Happy Birthday: Rick Danko
1. The Barbarians, “Moulty” (1966): You may know them for their classic garage rock track “Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl,” but there’s more to the Barbarians than just that one song. For instance, there’s this track, which is about a guy named Moulty, who’s been involved in an accident and has lost a hand. You have to admit, that’s quite an attention-getter to offer in the first few seconds of the song, but what’s even better is that Victor “Moulty” Moulton was, in fact, the drummer for The Barbarians…and he really did lose his hand! After information like that, it almost feels secondary that the members of the Hawks, who would evolve into The Band, played on the song.
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.
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.
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.
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.