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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:06pm
Rhino Factoids
15 years ago today, Rhino Records took home the Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for the Richard Pryor box set, …AND IT’S DEEP, TOO! THE COMPLETE WARNER BROS. RECORDINGS (1968-1992).
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:08pm
Gig of the Week
Tina Turner had certainly paid her dues when she hit the road in support of her sixth solo album in 1987; going back to her chitlin' circuit days with the Ike Turner Revue, she had been thrilling audiences for more than a generation. The year-long BREAK EVERY RULE world tour would become one of the most successful ever for a female artist, breaking box-office records in 13 countries. One of them was Brazil, where she treated 180,000 people at Rio de Janiero's Maracana Stadium to a hit-packed set spanning decades.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:05pm

It’s a little staggering to realize that The Nitty Gritty Dirty Band celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, but just because it’s hard to believe doesn’t mean it isn’t true: they’ve been around since 1966, and although the lineup might have changed a bit over the years, they’ve never stopped making music.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:17am
Rhino Factoids
29 years ago today, Alice Cooper decided to stick it to “the man” and throw his hat into the ring or the governorship of Arizona, but instead of declaring himself to be a representative of either the Democratic or Republican parties, he instead went way independent by citing himself as representing a different party altogether.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:31pm
Deep Dive: The Impressions, CHECK OUT YOUR MIND!

47 years ago this month, The Impressions released their 12th studio album, but it’s an LP that’s remembered predominantly because it’s the last one that featured Curtis Mayfield fronting the group.

Recorded at the Record Plant in New York City, CHECK OUT YOUR MIND! kicked off with the album’s seriously funky title track, which went on to hit #3 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart and had such an undeniable groove that it gave the group another top-40 hit as well, hitting #28 on the Hot 100. The album’s second single, “Turn On to Me,” also proved to be a substantial hit, climbing to #56 on the Hot 100 and to #6 on the R&B Singles chart.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:27pm
Happy Anniversary: Vanilla Fudge, THE BEAT GOES ON

49 years ago this month, Vanilla Fudge released their sophomore album, an LP which followed the same general formula as their self-titled debut but was released in a form which was ultimately more the vision of their producer than it was of the band members themselves.

Taking its title from the Sonny Bono song that features on the album, THE BEAT GOES ON was produced by George “Shadow” Morton, who took Vanilla Fudge’s work in the studio and turned it into a concept album filled less with songs than what might be best described as sound collages. It’s a supremely odd piece of work, to be sure, and it’s one that’s called “the weirdest album in classic rock history” by some and called “the worst album I’ve ever heard” by others.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:35pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Dr. Rhino keeps dunking his spoon back into the alphabet soup. This time he came up with a bouncy “C”!