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  • Musical Notes for Thursday March 24th!

    Birthdays

    1938: Born on this day, Hoyt Axton, US singer, songwriter and actor who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night ("Joy to the World"), John Denver, Ringo Starr and Glen Campell. He had his own his with "When the Morning Comes" and "Flash of Fire." Acting roles included Bionic Woman and McCloud.

    1942: Born on this day, Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, (1967 US No. 1 and UK No. 10 single "Respect," 1968 UK No. 4 singel " I Say A Little Prayer" and 1987 UK No. 1 single with George Michael "I Knew You Were Waiting" plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits.



    1947: Born on this day, Sir Elton John singer, songwriter, pianist, (Reginald Dwight), 1971 UK No.7 single 'Your Song', 1973 US No.1 single 'Crocodile Rock' seven other US No.1's. Biggest selling single of all time with 1997 'Candle In The Wind 97', plus over 50 UK Top 40 hit singles. Sold over 150m records worldwide. Elton and Bernie Taupin wrote 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' under the pseudonyms Ann Orson and Carte Blanche. Some of the aliases Sir Elton has used checking into hotels include, Prince Fooboo, Sir Humphrey Handbag, Lillian Lollipop, Lord Choc Ice, Lord Elpus, Binky Poodleclip and Sir Henry Poodle. Elton John's official nickname is Rocket Man.

    1949: Nick Lowe is born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK.

    1966: Born on this day, Canadian guitarist, singer, Jeff Healey. He lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes when he was eight months old, resulting in his eyes being surgically removed. Healey died of cancer on March 2nd 2008.


    Events, Charts, News and History

    1865: JS Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt.

    1935: The godfather of all broadcast talent shows, Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour, moves from a New York show to national prominence with a new slot on the NBC radio network. In 1952, the show, now hosted by Ted Mack, made it to NBC-TV. It would run on various networks until 1970.1945 : Billboard publishes its first album chart. The first #1 is Nat King Cole's A Collection Of Favorites.


    1958: Elvis Presley goes to the Memphis Draft Board and enters the United States Army.

    1965: Bobby Darin, Harry Belafonte, and Peter, Paul & Mary take part in a protest against voter discrimination in Montgomery, Alabama.

    1966: At a photo session at Bob Whitaker's studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, 'Yesterday and Today'. After advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers, negative reaction to the cover photo was so strong Capitol recalled 750,000 copies from distributors to replace the cover. The total cost to Capitol to replace the cover and promotional materials was $250,000, wiping out their initial profit.

    1967: The Turtles started a three week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with "Happy Together," it made No. 12 in the UK.

    1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono started their week long 'bed-in' in the presidential suite at The Amsterdam Hilton hotel. The couple invited the world's press into their hotel room every day, to talk about promoting world peace.


    1978: Wings release "With a Little Luck."

    1985: Billy Joel marries "Uptown Girl" Christie Brinkley. They remain married for 9 years.

    2001: The segment of Hwy 19 that runs through Macon, GA, is renamed Duane Allman Boulevard, in remembrance of the famed Allman Brothers guitarist who died in a motorcycle crash near there three decades earlier.

    Sad News

    1916 : Enrique Granados

    1989: Tenor player Arnett Cobb dies at 70.

    1997 : Harold Melvin (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes).

    2006: Buck Owens Jr, American singer and guitarist died. He pioneered the Bakersfield sound, a reference to Bakersfield, California. He scored twenty No.1 hits on the Billboard country music charts.

    2010 : Rock photographer Jim Marshall dies at age 74.
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  • #2
    Hoyt Axton - He also wrote "The Pusher", which of course was a huge hit for Steppenwolf!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
      Hoyt Axton - He also wrote "The Pusher", which of course was a huge hit for Steppenwolf!
      John, one of my favorites -
      "work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? Bony fingers" - classic...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
        Hoyt Axton - He also wrote "The Pusher", which of course was a huge hit for Steppenwolf!
        Forgot about that one!
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
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        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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