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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:20pm
Happy 40th: Emmylou Harris, Elite Hotel
41 years ago this month, Emmylou Harris released her second album and, in turn, found herself with her very first #1 album on the Billboard Country chart.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:18pm
Six-Pack: Rob Tyner of The MC5

Born on this day in 1944: Robert W. Derminer, a.k.a. Rob Tyner, lead singer of The MC5. Yes, he’s the man who famously – and obscenely – informed listeners what they could do with the jams, but he also had a bit of a solo career in the wake of the MC5’s dissolution. In celebration of his birthday, we’ve put together a six-pack of songs in Tyner’s honor, starting with one of those aforementioned solo endeavors and followed by five covers of MC5 songs by other artists.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 2:07pm
Deep Dive: Jimmy Witherspoon, ‘SPOON

55 years ago this month, Jimmy Witherspoon released his classic album ‘SPOON, which provides us with an opportunity to take a…DEEP DIVE!

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:37am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Chic, “Le Freak”
38 years ago today, Chic landed atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. They would, however, return to the #1 spot two more times…with the same song!
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:38pm
Happy Birthday: Jim Morrison
Today, we honor Jim Morrison. One can’t help but contemplate what poems he might’ve written in the intervening years since his death in 1971, or what songs he might’ve sung, either with The Doors or on his own. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve pulled together six Doors covers – all of them different from the ones we posted for John Densmore’s birthday, just so you know – and while there’s a decent chance that you’ve heard all of them, we’ re keeping our fingers crossed that we might’ve surprised you at least once with a pick.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:21pm
Hotel California

40 years ago today, the Eagles released the album that arguably defined their entire career while also sending a significant percentage of the pre-internet world into fits as they tried to figure out exactly what the hell “colitas” were.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:58pm
Happy 45th: Eddie Harris, INSTANT DEATH

45 years ago today, Eddie Harris recorded the album which would ultimately come to be called INSTANT DEATH.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:14pm
Happy Birthday: Tom Waits

Although his voice would sometimes have you believe that he’s two or three times older, Tom Waits turns 67 years old today. He’s not an artist whose level of critical acclaim – which is profound – comes anywhere close to paralleling his commercial success, but he’s written plenty of songs which have been covered by other artists, many of whom have indeed found themselves rising relatively high in the charts with their take on one of Waits’ compositions. The most obvious example, of course, is Rod Stewart’s success with “Downtown Train,” but there are a number of others who’ve done quite well with Waits’ songs.