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Jefferson Airplane vocalist-guitarist Marty Balin, who co-founded the San Francisco psychedelic rock band in 1965 and played a crucial role in the creation of all their 1960s albums, including Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers, died Thursday at the age of 76. Balin’s rep confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, though the cause of death is currently unknown.

Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, Balin was a struggling folk guitarist on the San Francisco scene when he formed a band with Paul Kantner after meeting the 12-string guitarist at a hootenanny. They met up with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, drummer Skip Spence and singer Signe Toly Anderson and cut their 1966 debut LP Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. They developed a strong following around the budding San Francisco rock scene, but became nationwide superstars in 1967 when Anderson left the group and was replaced by Grace Slick. Balin co-wrote five songs on their breakthrough LP Surrealistic Pillow, including “Comin’ Back to Me” and album opener “She Has Funny Cars,” and his tenor voice became a key component of their signature sound. He played with the group at all of their most famous gigs, including the 1967 Human Be-In in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. At the latter gig, Balin was brutally beaten by the Hells Angels after he dove into the audience to help an audience member in distress.
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Wow!....didn’t know this.


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RIP Marty.


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RIP MB.


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Masaki Rush, wife of Otis Rush announced that on September 29, 2018 Mr. Rush, one of the most influential Chicago blues artists of all time passed away due to complications from a stroke which he initially suffered in 2003.

Known as a key architect of the Chicago "West Side Sound' Rush exemplified the modernized minor key urban blues style with his slashing, amplified jazz-influenced guitar playing, high-strained passionate vocals and backing by a full horn section. Rush's first recording in 1956 on Cobra Records 'I Can't Quit You Baby' reached #6 on the Billboard R&B Charts and catapulted him to international acclaim. He went on to record a catalog of music that contains many songs that are now considered blues classics.
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Otis Rush - "Homework"


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Otis Rush
Otis Rush: "I Can't Quit You Baby" - video clip from the '60s

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Rush was left-handed and strummed with his left hand while fretting with his right. However, his guitars were strung with the low E string at the bottom, in reverse or upside-down to typical guitarists. He often played with the little finger of his pick hand curled under the low E for positioning. It is widely believed that this contributed to his distinctive sound.
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Peggy Sue dies at age 78
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Peggy Sue Gerron was born on June 15, 1940, in Olton, Texas, and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. Sources say she passed away in a Lubbock hospital this morning at the age of 78.

Peggy Sue was a high school senior when she was cast into the international spotlight by Buddy Holly’s release of the namesake song that climbed to the top of 1957 Billboard Charts. Buddy Holly tagged her in the love ballad “Peggy Sue,” but she wasn’t Buddy’s love. She was in a relationship with Jerry Allison, the drummer of the Crickets. Peggy Sue went to Lubbock High School with Buddy Holly and married Allison after graduation.
Peggy Sue, Buddy, Maria (Buddy's bride), and drummer Jerry Allison at Buddy & Maria's wedding. Peggy Sue & Jerry would marry later.

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Supposedly Buddy got cold feet about the title and considered changing it to "Cindy Lou" for a cousin of his, but Jerry Allison convinced him that calling it "Peggy Sue" would make Jerry a big man in her eyes

Buddy Holly & The Crickets playing "Peggy Sue" on the Ed Sullivan Show



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Geoff Emerick, The Beatles audio engineer for ‘Revolver’, ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, ‘The White Album’ and ‘Abbey Road’ has died at the age of 72.

Emerick began work at Abbey Road as an assistant engineer when he was 15-years old. On his second day, he was working with The Beatles. He witnessed the first ever recording session by The Beatles at Abbey Road.

In his early days at Abbey Road Geoff worked with Judy Garland, The Hollies and Manfred Mann.

It was George Martin who promoted Emerick to first engineer. He worked under Martin to record ‘Revolver’. The first track recorded for ‘Revolver’ was ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ so that was the first Beatles song he engineered.

There were tensions during The White Album sessions so Geoff didn’t have much to do with the record but returned to work fully on ‘Abbey Road’.

Geoff Emerick became good friends with Paul McCartney and worked on ‘Band On The Run’, ‘London Town’, ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Flaming Pie’ for McCartney.
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Emerick also produced one my personal top 5 albums, Elvis Costello's Imperial Bedroom.

Elvis Costello - "Town Cryer"

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Freddie Hart, known to millions of Country Music fans the world over as “Mr. Easy Lovin’” passed away Saturday October 27th in Burbank Ca.

Freddie served in the Marines during World War 2 and then began his professional career in music when Lefty Frizzell hired him to go on the road with him. Lefty got Freddie a recording contract with Capitol Records and in 1953 he released his first song “Butterfly Love” with Hank Thompson’s band The Brazos Valley Boys backing him on the session. It was also during this time that Freddie had already made a huge impact as a songwriter penning hit songs such as “Loose Talk” for Carl Smith, “Lovin’ In Vain” for Patsy Cline and “My Tears Are Overdue” for George Jones among many others. Freddie was also the first person to record Harlan Howard’s country standard “The Key’s In The Mailbox”.

Freddie performed regularly on the television show “Town Hall Party” during the 1950’s. He recorded for Capitol, Columbia, Monument and Kapp records during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s building up an impressive catalog of songs, largely self penned.

But it was not until 1970, when he re-signed with Capitol Records that a song on one of his albums caught the attention of a disc jockey who began playing the song on the air and it became an overnight sensation. Of course that song was “Easy Loving” which became Freddie’s signature song. The record sold millions of copies all over the world and earned Freddie virtually every award in the Country Music industry including “Entertainer Of The Year”, “Male Vocalist Of The Year”, “Album Of The Year”, and “Single Of The Year”. “Easy Loving” had the distinction of becoming the first to be voted song of the year in two consecutive years, 1971 and 1972. The only other time this has happened was with George Jones for “He Stopped Loving Her Today” in 1980 and 1981. “Easy Loving” also won Freddie a Grammy award.
"Easy Loving"

"The Key's In The Mailbox" (1962) -- Great but would be so much better w/o the Countrypolitan background singers



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fricking hell... I just heard Todd Youth died this past weekend.. RIP

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Sadly. Todd Youth passed away earlier Friday night or Saturday at the age of 47. A veteran punk and metal musician, Youth played and recorded with Murphy's Law, Warzone, Danzig, Bloodclot, D Generation, Fireburn, and many, many more acts. He also stood as a stand-in guitarist for a few Motorhead dates and even served as a studio musician for Glen Campbell.


Todd Youth
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HARDY FOX (1945-2018)

It is with with great sorrow and regret that The Cryptic Corporation announces the passing of longtime associate, Hardy Fox. As president of the corporation from 1982-2016, the company benefited from Hardy's instinct for leadership and direction, but his true value came from his longtime association with The Residents. As the group's producer, engineer, as well as collaborator of much of their material, Fox's influence on The Residents was indelible; despite any formal training, his musicality was nevertheless unique, highly refined and prolific. Blessed with a vital sense of aesthetics, a keen ear, and an exquisite love of the absurd, Hardy's smiling face was a constant source of joy to those around him. He will be missed.
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Homer Flynn says he has known the band members since they were teenagers in high school in Shreveport in the 1960s.
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I have no idea why people want to believe I am from Shreveport. No one would want to be from Shreveport. I have always stated quite clearly that I was born and reared in the formerly great state of Texas, home of the Alamo, oil wells, and George Bush. Ya-hooo.


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Scott English, writer of Barry Manilow's "Mandy" and the classic rocker "Bend Me Shape Me", has died at 81.

The American Breed - "Bend Me Shape Me"

The original version of "Mandy"



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Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63
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Something to remember him by
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Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63




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Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63
"Ever Fallen In Love" (1978 Top Of The Pops UK TV)

What Do I Get?


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