DOG ASIDE The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in 1966. The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years…including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as the Dirt Band….as in this video where…Details
When providing significant folk and country music….Austin City Limits was not only the pathfinder….but also the grand host….as an unbelievable number of great artist have left their mark on Austin forever….evidenced by the three artists featured in this video….The Earl Scruggs Review….Tom T. Hall…..and Merle Haggard & The Strangers.
DOG ASIDE: Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois….and were a self-described “rock and roll band with horns”…..which began as a politically charged….sometimes experimental….rock band which later moved to a predominantly softer sound….generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s…..second only to The…Details
In this awesome video….SNL Father Guido Sarducci interviews Paul and Linda McCartney….which is just down right funny….and then live on stage of Saturday Night Live….Paul and Linda McCartney & Wings sing “Coming Up”. This was a special appearance of Paul and Linda….not long before Linda was diagnosed with cancer.
DOG ASIDE: In the history of Rock n Roll music….The Band stands out about all others as being able to accompany any musical artist in any musical genre…they were just that good. In this piece from “The Last Waltz’….they sing three wonderful folks songs….”Take A Load Off Annie” with the Staple Singers….and as The Band…Details
DOG ASIDE: Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States….coming into prominence in the 1970’s….writing and recording songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”,…Details
Bone Daddy has always completely enjoyed the creative comedy of Dan Akroyd and John Belushi…..but their comedic musical talents as The Blues Brothers…..captured the hearts of all who ever saw them perform….and their movie by the same name is a musical classic.
DOG ASIDE: Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice….mordant (and often satirical) pop songs….and for film scores. Since the 1980’s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include “Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don’t Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey…Details
DOG ASIDE: The Marx Brothers were were a family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers’ thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films of all time…..with two of them “Duck Soup” and…Details