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November 9th: Today In Music History

Memories. Today’s birthday honoree is not a legendary musical artist; instead she is the ghost a jazz-influenced Allman Brothers classic. Sort of. As the story goes, guitarist Dickey Betts was inspired by a woman he was seeing in the group’s hometown of Macon,...

November 8th: Today In Music History

People of a certain age remember Minnie Riperton for her five-octave range and the high notes on her 1975 #1 hit “Lovin’ You.” (Fun fact: When she sings “Maya, Maya, Maya,” she is cooing to her baby daughter Maya Rudolph, the future singer and “Saturday Night Live”...

November 7th: Today In Music History

What a musical coincidence! Two incredible artists sharing a birthday is no big deal, happens all the time. Today it’s jazz trumpeter Al Hirt (born in New Orleans; 1922-1999) and ethereal poet/songstress Joni Mitchell (born in Alberta, Canada; 77 today). But here’s...

November 6th: Today In Music History

Today is the day, in 1967, that Bob Dylan recorded “All Along The Watchtower” at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. 12 lines. 130 words. It is a song that provides a fascinating glimpse into why, in 2016, the poet songsmith was awarded the Nobel Prize...

November 5th: Today In Music History

Some say his 1951 #1 hit “Rocket 88” was the first rock and roll song. Izear Luster “Ike” Turner Jr. — born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on this day in 1931 — was a bright talent with a dark side, best known for meeting Anna Mae Bullock, renaming her Tina Turner and...

November 4th: Today In Music History

Four Grammys. Four Billboard #1 blues albums. He toured with the Beatles, backed Bo Diddley and Howlin’ Wolf, and had a song covered by The Blues Brothers. Even had a Top 40 single 40 years ago. Born in Lubbock, Texas, on this day in 1940, Delbert McClinton is still...