Some birthdays this weekend..Friday congrats out to a real local treasure, Carlos Santana. 65 years young and still has more licks than any 3 guitar players put together. Carlos has taken up residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, where he plays his hits and people just can't get enough. This weekend I'll play from Santana's amazing, Latin tinged debut. Also blowing out candles this week is John Lodge, the bassist who replaced Clint Warwick in the Moody Blues and never left. He has been a key member ever since. Finally Cat Stevens a.k.a. Yusuf Islam. He left the pop scene in the late 70s, when he converted to the Muslim faith. He took his millions and started schools and helped communities. He still sings. Now you sing..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! We'll have music on the Revolution from all these b'day boys and more. See you this Saturday..
Rock's English royalty were gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall, but not for a music performance, instead to honor Peter Blake, the pop artist who created one of the 60's most iconic images. The cover of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover was his doing. All those celebrities on the cover, the trippy group photo that seemed to draw you into another world. Peter Blake turned 80 last month, and all these rock giants came to pay their respect and to check out some of his other work that is on display at the Hall. In honor of his birthday, he has re-created the famous Album Cover using contemporary British cultural personalities. Amy Winehouse, J.K. Rowling, and Monty Python are among those chosen for the re-creation. Of course, the original is the best, that trippy photo of iconic celebrities was the image of 1967 that says it all. The Beatles gave us a great picture to stare at while we listen to the amazing music in the grooves. Thanks Peter Blake and happy B'day.