Monthly Archives: January 2014

Playing It Again

On May 3, 2010, I wrote and published my sixth post on sixstr stories. It was an “On This Day In Music History” post in celebration of Pete Seeger’s 91st birthday. In the days since he died, I’ve really wanted … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Pete Seeger

The man who played the long neck, 5-string banjo that bore these words: “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender” is gone. Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919. He passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Capitol Records T-2047 (Mono LP), ST-2047 (Stereo LP)

All of the 12 songs on The Album had already been released in England. “I Saw Her Standing There” was the oldest, having been released on March 22, 1963. This song was the first track on the EMI/Parlophone LP Please Please Me. … Continue reading

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Finding Covers – “O Mary, Don’t You Weep”

Bruce Springsteen has a new album out. The album is called High Hopes and, as one would expect, its release has triggered a cacophonous accompaniment of articles, interviews and record reviews. Though I have certainly not read and/or heard them all, the … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads

My friend Chuck is a follower and frequent comment-leaver (#2 for 2013!) of this blog. His first comment of 2014 was left on my first post of 2014 – Happy New Year.  Chuck wrote: “Just like a hazy shade of winter.” … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

As the sun sets behind the hemlocks and the birches in my New Hampshire backyard on this first day of 2014… …I wish you all – followers, readers & comment-leavers; viewers, listeners & frequent or just-occasional visitors – a happy, healthy, … Continue reading

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