Hey once again my brothers and sisters. Here we are at the end of July, and what have we learned?..who knows, was anyone even paying attention? Some significant milestones this weekend include the birthday of Ahmet Ertegun the music mogal who started from humble beginnings to establish Atlantic Records and to go on and sign Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Big Joe Turner, and rockers like CSNY, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. He also was a co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died backstage at a Rolling Stones concert when slipped and fell. He was 83. Other milestones include this weekend in 1962 when Mick Jagger moved into a flat with Brian Jones in London's Chelsea section. The Rolling Stones were starting to brew! Meanwhile the Beatles were using an 8 track recording device for the first time back on this weekend in 1968 at Trident studios where they were recording Hey Jude.
This week on the Revolution we will get into some Beatles for sure, something from Sgt Peppers, and a dash of the White Album also. The Rolling stones have announced their end of the world world tourwill start next year and run until 2011, the 50th anniversary of the band..hats off to the Stones..We shall also serve the hungry munchie crazed hippies a nice buffett of tidbits from the likes of Brewer and Shipley, Canned Heat, Simon and Garfunkel, the Byrds and the Buffalo Springfield. Our music, our generation, our lives, our flashback. Man, I just hope we can all come down in time for work on Monday..Peace Out.
Here is the Stones happy birthday message to Ahmet Ertegun.