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Some Are Dead And Some Are Living

Here’s a simple nod to a couple of musicians who made some wonderful music and were part of the Revolution on some level. Friday would have been Nicky Hopkins, the fine keyboard player's, birthday. The session player worked with the Stones, Kinks, Who, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger service and dozens more. He died at age 50 from a stomach operation. This Sunday another B'day worth mentioning would be Bob "The Bear" Hite. The big bearded Canned Heat singer died of a heart attack in 1981 at the young age of 36. He lived the blues. Bob was also a major collector of blues records, he had thousands. He was the real deal at a time when a bunch of white kids were trying to play the blues. The Bear actually pulled it off. We will play some Canned Heat this Saturday in honor of the big man. I'm also going to play a fair bit of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, The record that brought David into outer space, and assured everyone that it was o.k. to be WEIRD. See you this Saturday morning 7-10am.

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02/22/2012 1:45PM
Some Are Dead And Some Are Living
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