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!
Celebrating birthday number 80 (!!!!) today… Mrs. Partridge, Shirley Jones!!!
"Marriage Type Love" — 1958 on RCA Victor, part of the Living Stereo series of much sought after vintage vinyl!
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of a true musical genius, the legendary Frank Zappa (Dec 21, 1940 to December 4, 1993).
Above, Apostrophe, 1974 on Discreet (Mark Aalyson photography)
Happy Birthday to Dylan Thomas!
(October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)
Currently watching the baseball playoffs while doing other things in my studio.
Somewhere I have an autographed photo of Waite Hoyt along with a personal letter (typed and signed) he sent me in response to a letter I mailed him when I was a kid. Hoyt is a Hall of Famer and was a member of the 1927 New York Yankees, generally acknowledged as the best baseball team in history.
RIP Eydie Gorme (August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013)
LOS ANGELES — Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer who had a huge solo hit in 1963 with “Blame It on the Bossa Nova,” died on Saturday. She was 84.