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Elvis Presley inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Today in Music: February 11th (… when she calls me Sweet Daddy…)

Music history and highlights that have happened on February 11th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1911:  Blues, folk and gospel musician and civil rights activist Josh White born in Greenville, South Carolina. 1922:  Al Jolson’s “April Showes” hits No. 1. 1935:  Important early rock singer and guitarist Gene Vincent (“Be […]

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Blues great Bobby Blue Bland.

Today in Music: January 27th (Bobby Blue Bland… and more!)

Music history and highlights that has happened on January 27th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1778:  Puccinni’s opera “Roland” opens in Paris. 1885:  Broadway composer Jerome Kern (“Showboat”) born in New York City. 1901:  Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi passes on. 1918:  Bluesman Elmore James (“Dust My Broom, “Shake Your Money […]

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This day in music in the birthplace of the blues... and rock n' roll.

Today in Music: January 17

1904:  Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” opens at Moscow Aft Theater. 1927:  Singer/Actress Eartha Kitt born in South Carolina. 1943:  Singer/guitarist Chris Montez (“Let’s Dance”) born in Los Angeles. 1948:  Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor appears on the planet. 1955:  Country singer Steve Earle born in San Antonio. 1964:  Rolling Stones release their first EP (“You […]

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