The multi-talented Willie Nelson is 84 today.
On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan began his British tour immortalized in the movie "Don't Look Back." At the same time, The Kinks began their first British tour, supported by The Yardbirds. Wow! Did anybody realize what was happening over there?!?
On this day in 1977, Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" entered the singles charts on its way to #8 as Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" made a brief appearance on its way to #68.
On this day in 1983, Styx's "Kilroy Was Here" album hit #3 for the first of two weeks as the band was increasingly at odds behind the scenes.
On this day in 1983, blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep at home in Westmont, Illinois at the age of 68.
On this day in 2015, legendary soul singer Ben E. King passed away at the age of 76. After singing lead with The Drifters on "This Magic Moment," "There Goes My Baby" and "Save The Last Dance For Me," Ben went solo at the age of 20, and hit the U.S. Top 5 with "Stand By Me" in 1961. That song went on to become the fourth most-played song of the 20th century.
This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics along with Joe's brand new conversation with guitarist Mike Rutherford. Check out this preview!
It was Robert Anthony who said: "Moving fast is not the same as going somewhere."
It was Charles Bukowski who said: "The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt while the stupid ones are full of confidence."
It was Oscar Wilde who said: "No good deed goes unpunished."
It was Winston Churchill who said: "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm"