UPCOMING EPISODE: “Unsung Heroes"...
This week’s episode, Live and In Concert, chronicles the history and pays tribute to the greatest live albums of all time.
The Mark After Dark Show airs this Saturday on TURN UP YOUR RADIO/Radio World Tour at 8:00 PM CET. Those of you living in the US will air at 2:00 PM EDT, here in New York City, 11:00 AM PDT, and 1:00 CT. So, I hope you’ll tune in...
Dusty Hill Obituary/Bassist known for his inventive playing with the multiplatinum-selling band ZZ Top...
"The trio of guitar, bass, and drums is just about the most stripped-down a rock band can be, and ZZ Top fully exploited the format’s power and versatility. The band’s bass player, Dusty Hill, who has died aged 72, became renowned for his inventive playing, meshing with the drummer Frank Beard and the guitarist Billy Gibbons with economy and precision. They created a sound that seemed far greater than the sum of its parts.
ZZ Top was always rooted in the blues but combined it with a hefty rock punch. “ZZ Top started as a blues-based rock’n’roll band, but we were never a blues band in the style of Freddie King or Muddy Waters or whoever,” Hill said in 1983. “We had a lot of that feeling in the band, though, and it was our intent to bring that feeling through to rock’n’roll.” *Read the original post at https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/29/dusty-hill-obituary
KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR FKA KING BISCUIT TIME
"King Biscuit Time first aired on KFFA-AM radio station on November 21, 1941, the immediate hit creation of Station Manager Sam Anderson, Delta blues harmonica man, singer, and songwriter Sonny Boy Williamson, young blues guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr, and Max Moore, head of the show’s longtime sponsor, Interstate Grocer Company, distributor of King Biscuit Flour. Sonny Boy and Robert Junior would drift in and out of the early history of King Biscuit Time and other musicians would also play key roles in the show’s development, including Houston Stackhouse, Pinetop Perkins, Dudlow Taylor, Peck Curtis, and Cedell Davis. " Read original post here https://www.arkansasheritage.com/delta-cultural-center/news-events/king-biscuit-time
Benny Goodman Clarinetist and Band Leader
Any artist’s Carnegie Hall debut is an auspicious occasion. In Benny Goodman’s case, January 16, 1938, was not only the debut of a major star, but it also marked the first time people sat in a concert hall to hear swing music rather than dance to it. Moreover, the Goodman band was one of the first racially integrated groups to perform in front of a paying audience. Following this watershed moment, Goodman returned to Carnegie Hall more than two dozen times, his final concerts taking place on June 25, 1982. Even following his death in 1986, however, Goodman influenced the history of the Hall. The donation of one of Goodman’s clarinets to the Carnegie Hall Archives in 1991 was the trigger for the creation of the Rose Museum. *Read the original post at: https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Carnegie-Hall-Icons/Benny-Goodman
Allman Brothers Band’s Legendary 1971 Fillmore East Run: An Oral History
Forty-five years ago, on March 11th, 1971, the Allman Brothers Band took the stage at Bill Graham’s vaunted Fillmore East Theater in New York for the first of a series of shows that are among the most celebrated in rock history. The Allmans weren’t even supposed to be the headliners. The posters Graham had printed up read: “Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop Group. Extra Added Attraction: Allman Brothers.” By the end of the first night, the order had been forcibly flipped on its head. During six sets of music spread across three evenings, the Allman Brothers Band — undeterred by bomb threats and a disastrous experiment with a patchwork horn section — pushed their songs to their very limits and redefined what it meant to jam onstage. The nearly 23-minute version of “Whipping Post” that closed the final night on March 13th set a high water mark in the then-fledgling tradition of Southern rock. Three months later, on June 27th, the Brothers were back at the Fillmore East once again but under completely different circumstances. The venue was closing its doors forever and perhaps remembering the magic of their last run on his stage, Graham had handpicked the Allman Brothers Band to give his beloved concert hall a final, proper sendoff...Read the full story at: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/allman-brothers-bands-legendary-1971-fillmore-east-run-an-oral-history-240779/