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Classic Rock Almanac December 4, 2017

ANNIVERSARIES

2008-Guitarist Joe Satriani sues Coldplay, claiming the British band ripped him off on their song “Viva la Vida” by using “substantial original portions” of his 2004 instrumental “If I Could Fly.” He asks for damages and profits from the song. 373 more words

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Manson and The Lair of Song Mountain

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Just last evening, after drinking

A special blend of tea,

Lifelike dreams visited.

Twisting Chinese folklore

To suit its needs,

Came the following: 226 more words

Taoism

Cease to Exist: Charles Manson, musician

For those that are somewhat familiar with the musical backstory of one of the most infamous characters of our times, the question is posed almost as often as the one about Hitler getting into art school – what if Charles Manson, aspiring musician in 1967-8, had gotten that elusive recording contract? 778 more words

1960's

The Beach Boys Ultimate Playlist

Introduction

For my own use, I decided to begin compiling a complete, chronological* list of every Beach Boys studio recording that currently circulates. This list includes solo recordings as well. 5,152 more words