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This Historic Day In Music: McKinley Morganfield

“Well, my mother told my father, just before I was born   I got a boy child comin’, gonna be a rollin’ stone,   Sure ‘nough he’s a rollin’ stone.” From the song, “Rollin’ Stone” by Muddy Waters. Many years … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Sweet Little Sixteen”

On Thursday evening, January 31, 1974, I attended a concert at The Music Hall – now known as the Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theatre – in Boston, Massachusetts. Joni Mitchell was the headliner. The very popular singer, songwriter, guitarist, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Maybellene”

On May 21, 1955, Chuck Berry recorded his song “Maybellene” in the Chicago, Illinois studio of Chess Records. On May 21, 2010, I wrote and published my first post filled with all the details of this momentous musical event. I … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”

Who: Muddy Waters, electric guitar & vocals; Little Walter, harmonica; Jimmy Rogers, electric guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Willie Dixon, upright bass; Fred Below, drums. What: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” by Willie Dixon When: January 7, 1954 Where: the recording … Continue reading

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