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JANIS JOPLIN’S BIRTHDAY

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 19, 2019…HAD SHE LIVED JANIS JOPLIN WOULD HAVE BEEN 76 TODAY. JOPLIN WAS FOUND DEAD IN ROOM 105 OF THE LANDMARK HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE. THE 1979 MOVIE ‘THE ROSE’ STARRING BETTE MIDLER WAS BASED ON JOPLIN’S LIFE. JANIS IS A MEMBER OF CLUB 27, A GROUP OF MUSICIANS THAT DIED AT THE AGE OF 27. JOPLIN, JIMI HENDRIX, BRIAN JONES AND JIM MORRISON ALL DIED AT THE AGE OF 27 BETWEEN 1969 AND 1971.

SHE LEFT $1,500 IN HER WILL FOR A FUNERAL PARTY. THE PARTY WAS HELD IN SAN ANSELMO ON OCT 26 1971 WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD PERFORMING FOR THE GUESTS.

HER MUSIC IS TIMELESS, AND IT LIVES ON. R.I.P JANIS ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN YOUR 76TH BIRTHDAY.

HERE’S JOPLIN FROM 1968 AND AN APPEARANCE ON GERMAN TV

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THE DAY METALLICA ROCKED RAIDER NATION

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LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 19, 2019…THIS IS WHY I EFFIN’ LOVE THESE GUYS !! SO IT’S JAN 19th 2003 AND I’M IN THE PARKING LOT GETTING MY TAILGATE ON BEFORE THE OAKLAND RAIDERS GAME, AND A FLATBED PULLS UP WITH METALLICA ! METALLICA PLAYS A 6 SONG SET TO “ FUEL” THE RAIDERS ON TO VICTORY IN THEIR PLAYOFF GAME AGAINST THE TITANS. F*#K YEAHHHHHH !!!

HERE’S METALLICA FROM THE PARKING LOT !!

TONIGHT ELTON JOHN’S FAREWELL TOUR MOVES TO SAN JOSE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 19, 2019…I’VE ALWAYS LOVED THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN. IN THE 70’S AND EARLY 80’S HE WAS THE EPITOME OF A ROCKSTAR. AT ONE POINT, ELTON JOHN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR 3% OF ALL THE RECORDS SOLD ON EARTH ! WTF !!! HE’S SOLD OVER 300 MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE. HE HAS OVER 50 TOP 40 HITS. LONG TIME BAND MEMBER DEE MURRAY STATED IN A DOCUMENTARY WHEN THEY WERE MAKING ‘GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD’ ELTON WAS SO TALENTED HE COULD TAP OUT A MELODY FOR A NEW SONG IN THE TIME ‘IT WOULD TAKE ME TO TAP OUT A SANDWICH’

THIS WILL WHET YOUR APPETITE IF YOU’RE GOING TO THE SHOW TONIGHT AT THE SAP CENTER IN SAN JOSE (DOORS OPEN AT 7PM)

HERE’S ELTON AND HIS ‘FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR’ FROM EARLIER ON THIS YEAR.

EXCITABLE BOY-WARREN ZEVON

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 18, 2019… ON THIS DATE IN 1978 WARREN ZEVON RELEASED HIS 3RD AND MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ‘EXCITABLE BOY’. THE ALBUM’S BIG SINGLE WAS ‘WEREWOLVES OF LONDON’ WHICH STAYED ON THE TOP 40 CHARTS FOR 6 WEEKS. A BIT OF TRIVIA, ‘WEREWOLVES’ FEATURED MICK FLEETWOOD ON DRUMS, AND JOHN McVIE ON BASS.

HERE’S THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘WEREWOLVES OF LONDON’. THEY REALLY WENT ALL OUT ON THE SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR THE WEREWOLF 🙂

THE DEATH OF THE EAGLE’S GLENN FREY

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LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 18, 2019…TODAY MARKS 3 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF THE EAGLE’S GLENN FREY.

GLENN FREY, ALONG WITH DON HENLEY, WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS AND DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE EAGLES.

FREY GREW UP IN DETROIT, AND ONE OF HIS FIRST BREAKS WAS AT THE AGE OF 19 PLAYED ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND HANDLED BACKGROUND VOCALS FOR BOB SEGER ON ‘RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ MAN’.

AFTER THE EAGLES HIT IT BIG IN THE 70’S, FREY LIVED IN THE FAST LANE, BUT TOOK UP THE FITNESS HABIT IN THE LATE 80’S AND GOT HIMSELF INTO SERIOUS SHAPE. HE BECAME A PITCHMAN FOR JACK LALANNE FITNESS CENTERS AND APPEARED IN A PRINT AD FOR THE HEALTH CLUB. HERE’S A PICTURE THAT WAS USED IN THE AD.

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHT’S OF GLENN FREY’S PERFORMANCES.

THESE WERE ASSEMBLED BY THE EAGLES


AC/DC’S ‘BLOW UP YOUR VIDEO’

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 18, 2019… 31 YEARS AGO AC/DC RELEASED THEIR 10TH ALBUM INTERNATIONALLY ‘BLOW UP YOUR VIDEO’.

BRIAN JOHNSON WROTE ALL THE LYRICS ON THIS ALBUM, AND IT WOULD MARK THE LAST AC/DC ALBUM IN WHICH HE WOULD BE CREDITED AS A SONGWRITER FOR THE BAND. ALL ALBUMS AFTERWARDS LISTED THE YOUNG BROTHERS AS SONGWRITERS.

SOME AC/DC TRIVIA. BOTH MALCOLM YOUNG AND ANGUS YOUNG DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 14 YEARS 9 MONTHS OLD. THAT WAS THE AGE THEY WERE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO DO SO.

AC/DC ARE ALSO ONE OF THE SHORTEST BANDS. MALCOLM YOUNG WAS 5’3”, ANGUS YOUNG WAS 5’2” AND BRIAN JOHNSON TOWERED OVER THEM AT 5’5”.

HERE’S AC/DC FROM 1988 WITH HEATSEEKER.

TONIGHT ELTON JOHN PLAYS THE ORACLE IN OAKLAND

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 18, 2019…ELTON JOHN BRINGS HIS ‘FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR’ TO THE BAY AREA. HE PLAYS THE ORACLE ARENA TONIGHT. THE DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM

HERE’S ELTON JOHN GOING BACK TO 1972 FROM A TV APPEARANCE ON THE BBC PERFORMING ‘GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD’

HAPPY BDAY TO GUITARIST MICK TAYLOR

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 17, 2019… HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY TO MICK TAYLOR, ONE OF THE BEST DAMN GUITARISTS THAT WAS EVER PART OF THE ROLLING STONES. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROLLING STONES FROM 1969-1974 AND APPEARED ON CLASSIC STONES ALBUMS LIKE ‘LET IT BLEED’, ‘STICKY FINGERS’ ‘EXILE ON MAIN STREET’ AND ‘IT’S ONLY ROCK N’ ROLL’. THERE WERE MANY REASONS GIVEN FOR TAYLOR LEAVING THE BAND. IT’S BEEN STATED HE WAS PROMISED WRITING CREDITS FOR SOME OF THE SONGS HE WORKED ON AND THEN DIDN’T RECEIVE THEM. ANOTHER REASON WAS HE LEFT TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY FROM THE DRUG CULTURE THAT SURROUNDED THE STONES. WHATEVER THE REASON, TAYLOR ANNOUNCED HE WAS LEAVING THE GROUP IN DECEMBER OF 1974 AT A PARTY, AND IT COMPLETELY CAUGHT THE GROUP BY SURPRISE. HE WAS EVENTUALLY REPLACED BY RON WOOD.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICK TAYLOR, GUITARIST EXTRAORDINAIRE ! HERE’S VINTAGE STONES WITH TAYLOR EXCHANGING RIFFS WITH KEITH RICHARDS CIRCA 1972 DURING A BAND REHEARSAL.

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