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Classic Rock Almanac April 26, 2017

TRIVIA

Today’s Question: “Dream Weaver” singer-keyboardist Gary Wright celebrates his 74th birthday today (April 26th).

Although Wright hails from New Jersey, he first came to prominence with which British rock group of the late ’60s? 234 more words

Features

Ring of Fire (1961)

“I fell into a burning ring of fire.”

An appropriate line from the Johnny Cash song to go along with this thriller involving a trio of young criminals, law officer David Janssen and a raging forest fire threatening an Oregon town. 779 more words

Daily Take

Spotlight Artist: Jessi Colter

Our March spotlight artist has led a very interesting life indeed as she not only is an accomplished performer in her own right, but she has been married to two legendary figures in the world of music and has a son who is an active performer. 330 more words

Spotlight Artist

Twang!

Duane Eddy was one of the first rock ’n roll guitar heroes. He used the bass strings of his Grestch guitar (the one on the right on the album sleeve picture below) to play a melody line. 173 more words

LP

Blue Bari

“Blue Bari” is an original composition. I set out to write a Duane Eddy type tune featuring bluesy licks my baritone guitar. The recording does feature the baritone, but the feel of the track turned out to be more Bill Doggett-style honky-tonk.

Guitar

Cowboys

    

Blame growing up watching Rawhide and High Noon on television in the Sixties…but I have a liking for ersatz ‘cowboy’ songs. Because I couldn’t find my copy of ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’, here are two Frankie Laines with an instrumental interlude from Mr Twang, Duane Eddy. 38 more words

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