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April 11 - J. Geils, A Year On

Remembering a musician whose name is a household one, even if his music isn’t as much. John Geils Jr., or “J. Geils” died a year ago from natural causes at his home in Massachusetts. 362 more words

80s Music

April 10 - Happy Birthday To The Happy Girl Of The '80s

Happy 58thbirthday to an American singer who the Brits claim and has had her biggest success in Canada- Katrina Leskanich! Hope she’s “walking on sunshine” today… Katrina was born in Kansas, but with a military father, and lived in various states as well as Germany before her family settled in England when she was 16. 249 more words


April 8 - It Wasn't Fleetwood Mac, But...

We think of Fleetwood Mac members who’ve had success on their own and we usually think of Stevie Nicks. Fair enough, but there are other talents that stood on their own too. 216 more words

Music History

April 7 - Pop's Famous Moustache Turns 70

Yesterday we looked back on pop’s most successful duo, Simon and Garfunkel. Today, we tip the cap to the pair that seemed to take the “crown” of Top Duo from them – Hall and Oates. 257 more words


April 6 - The Cult Got The Rubin Treatment

The Cult went Electric. That was the name and mood of their third album, released this day in 1987. The band had morphed out of Ian Astbury’s Southern Death Cult, a band which mixed goth and heavy metal and began in England in 1981. 347 more words

Music History

April 5 - Ridgway The Storyteller Turns 64

Happy birthday to one of R.E.M.’s former IRS Records label-mates and one of the most creative story-tellers in music, Stan Ridgway! The eccentric Californian turns 64 today. 212 more words


April 3 - Remembering The 'Fallen Angel' Behind The Band

We remember “the White Ray Charles” who should’ve been turning 73 today. Canada’s Richard Manuel was nothing if not musical; his talent on piano is well-noted and he studied steel guitar at Ontario’s Conservatory of Music. 273 more words