Happy 78th birthday to the fantastic Buddy Guy!! I once visited Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club in Chicago while on a business trip. While Buddy was not there (he was out on tour), the house band was outstanding and the red beans and rice were, yes, legendary!
This Is Buddy Guy — 1968 on Vanguard
WHPK Radio Station at UChicago
Chicago, IL - 2014
Canon AE-1, 35mm
If you can believe it, almost every single one of these records has a personal review written on it by a WHPK staff member sometime in the last 50 years. And that’s also true for the massive store of cassettes and CDs not pictured here.
Today is the 75th anniversary of perhaps the most emotionally moving day in the history of baseball — Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech at Yankee Stadium, two weeks after being diagnosed with ALS.
Not exactly “vintage” vinyl, as Surfer Rosa was released in 1988, but over and above that…
I just discovered that I share a birthday — today! — with not one, but TWO members of one of my favorite bands! Happy Birthday to Kim Deal (yay!) and Joey Santiago (yay!) both born on June 10th!
I had meant to post this on Read Across America Day, but was a little date-challenged in setting up the posting date.
However, seeing as how June 1st is Marilyn Monroe’s birthday (and she would have been 88 today… yikes!), I get to make a “make up” post!
Happy Birthday Marilyn!
And everyone else should follow Marilyn’s lead and get out to your favorite bookstore or local library and pick out a book!
Joan Collins turns 81 today and is hopefully celebrating by listening to more vinyl LPs!
(On the sofa… “Swing Easy” by Frank Sinatra, 1954 on Capitol Records)