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October 19 - Patrick Has Gotten To 70...Minute By Minute

Happy 70th birthday to music’s mellow biker – Patrick Simmons. Simmons is the only constant in the oft-changing lineup of The Doobie Brothers.

Simmons was born in the same town as Kurt Cobain – Aberdeen, Washington. 263 more words

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October 18 - Anonymity By Association

Happy 75th birthday to one of the better, and better-known voices of the ’60s : Russ Giguere. While his voice may be well-known, his name certainly is not. 360 more words

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October 18 - Fans Wish They Had Ten More By Then

As the ’80s drew to a close, one of the better rock records of the decade came out and drew comparisons to…the 1960s. The Smithereens put out 11, their third and ultimately most successful album this day in 1989. 396 more words

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October 17 - Earle Took Us Down A Different Road

Half of the best album of the year 1988 came out? That’s what some critics suggest, as Copperhead Road by Steve Earle was a bit of an uneven product. 294 more words

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Jen Lilley: Music with a Cause

Recently I read on social media “that nothing good ever comes out of Roanoke.” Obviously the folks that propagate such myths have never educated themselves about Jen Lilley. 1,856 more words


October 16 - The Dead's Workingman Keeps Workin' And Truckin'

Hippies and strong work ethics aren’t always synonymous, but they could be if there were more people like the guitarist turning 71 today. Happy birthday, Bob Weir! 335 more words

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October 15 - Sire Fathered A New American Sound In 1975

The shape and sound of music for decades to come was altered on this day back in 1975. Like many big things however, very few paid attention to it at the time. 514 more words

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