R.I.P. Olivia Newton John (September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022). “You’re the One That I Want,” from Grease (1978).
R.I.P. Ian McDonald (June 25 1946 – February 9 2022), the multi-instrumentalist wonder, founder of King Crimson and founding member of Foreigner. “Hot Blooded” from Double Vision (1978).
R.I.P. Dusty Hill May 19, 1949 – July 27, 2021. ZZ Top “Blue Jean Blues” from Fandango (1975).
The Dutch trio Suddenly Years Align covers CSNY’s “Helplessly Hoping.”
Sophie de Graaf, Amanda Muller and Yvonne Leek.
There were reports that Bob Dylan had passed on, but no, not at all! Reports have been greatly exaggerated! Dylan lives on in body and in spirit! Always one of my favorites, from Highway 61 Revisited (1965).
Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Mike Bloomfield (electric guitar), Al Kooper (organ), Frank Owens (piano), Joe Macho Jr. (bass), Bobby Gregg (drums), Bruce Langhorne (tambourine).
R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020). “Eruption” and “You Really Got Me.”
R.I.P Little Richard (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020). “Lucille,” performed 1957.
This is interesting:
The original from Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow (1967):
My blog mentor Nightskyradio has launched his annual Rocktober series, which is a slow burner this year. I’m picking up the vibe, plus I notice the moon’s approaching the full zone, so I offer Frank Zappa’s “Zomby Woof,” from Over-nite Sensation (1973).
Zappa (vocals, guitar), Ricky Lancelotti (vocals), Sal Marquez (trumpet), Ian Underwood (winds), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Ruth Underwood (vibes, marimba), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), George Duke (keyboards), Tom Fowler (bass), Ralph Humphrey (drums), Tina Turner and the Ikettes (back vocals). Surprised to hear, after all these years, it was Tina Turner back there doing some of those vocals . . .
RIP Geoff Emerick, December 5, 1945 – October 2, 2018. He was chief recording engineer for the Beatles, and is associated with many of the most arresting sounds we remember. Nice commemorative piece in Variety
Speaking to Variety in July 2017, Emerick cited “A Day in the Life” as a high point of his time with the Beatles. “The night we put the orchestra on it, the whole world went from black and white to color,”