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September 3: Happy Birthday Garrett Hedlund and Eileen Brennan

Garrett Hedlund turns 32 today.  Hedlund has been acting since he was 19, and two or three times in that decade-plus, he has won “Rising star” or “Best young star” awards of some sort, but he has never taken that step forward to become a leading man; he is the sidekick, part of the “beta couple,” or part of an ensemble cast.  1,137 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Classic Rock Almanac September 3, 2016


2010-ELO cellist Mike Edwards dies at 62 when a bale of hay rolls down a hill and smashes into the van he’s driving in rural England. 333 more words


September 3 in history

36 BC  In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeated Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate. 694 more words


The young and the formerly Beach Boys at the New York State Fair

The New York State Fair is always a place for all ages, even when they open the gates for free for those over 60 on one of their senior days. 397 more words


The Beach Boys On CD: Live in Las Vegas

We’ve already dealt with the touring Beach Boys – Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and (for a while) David Marks – and with Brian Wilson’s live performances. 1,017 more words

Brian Wilson at Pitchfork Festival

The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds celebrated it’s 50th anniversary, so Brian Wilson decided to tour it one last time. The album is undeniably incredible, but for a music festival, the second half of the show where they just play all the old hits made for a more crowd-pleasing performance. 27 more words