Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + Respectable + Shattered

“Beast of Burden“ is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones….which was featured on the 1978 album Some Girls…..when in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song # 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”….and # 433 on the 500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time. The song was released as…

Music – 1982 – Special – Boston Rocks – In Studio With Aerosmith

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”….whose style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock….which came to also incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal and rhythm and blues….while inspiring many subsequent rock artists.   They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970 when guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band,…

Music – 1982 – Night Flight Special – Grace Jones – Music + Modeling

Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York. Jones began her modelling career in New York state….then in Paris….while working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo….and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue.…

Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1979 – The Patti Smith Group – G L O R I A GLORIA

Patti Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist….who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called the “punk poet laureate”….Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is “Because the Night” ….which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen…..while reaching # 13…

Music – 1979 – Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives

DOG COMMENTARY: Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor….who began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970’s…. and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970’s…..as his critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is…