Henry ‘Mule’ Townsend
Peter Greenbaum AKA Peter Green
Eric Gales AKA Raw Dawg
Goodbye Jack Bruce
Last Saturday, October 25th, was a sad day indeed as word spread through the music world of the passing of Jack Bruce, a musician of great influence and who many considered to be one of, if not the, best bassists of all time. Born in Scotland on May 14th, 1943, his musical parents imparted in him both a fascination with jazz and a determination to take on numerous instruments. His teens saw him in a number of bands, win a scholarship to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, and tour Europe before settling in England. He quickly dove into London’s jazz and blues scene where he first…
Remembering Duane Allman
October 29, 1971, saw the tragic passing of Duane Allman, the leader, founder, and master slide guitarist of The Allman Brothers Band. The far-too-young musician was involved in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia, from which he received wounds that would ultimately prove fatal. Howard Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but moved with his family to Daytona Beach, Florida, little over a decade later where his love for the guitar not only began; it skyrocketed. He and his younger brother Greg began to…
Curtis Ousley Is King
King Curtis, the saxophone virtuoso who championed the genres of blues, R&B, jazz, and rock & roll, can be seen leading his band The King Pins during a record release party for Percy Sledge on May 5th, 1966. To his immediate left is upcoming R&B guitarist Cornell Dupree, and on his far left is a guitarist with a certain destiny, a young James Marshall Hendrix.
Photo by William Randolph.
Tribut’s This Week in Rock Culture
Every week we pay TRIBUT to the legends in music and pop culture. See what interesting things happened during the week of October 29 – November 4.
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A Spoonful Of Cream
Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton reformed their legendary supergroup Cream and returned to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall, where they bid the world farewell back in 1968, for a series of shows in May of 2005. Among the numerous iconic songs that the reunited power trio unearthed for these historic concerts was Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful”, performed to spine-tingling perfection in the above video. To the recently departed Jack Bruce, we thank you for the inspiration and influence that you have lent to generations through your music. May you rest in peace.
Ana Popović Shines With “Navajo Moon”
Ana Popović showcases the depths of her instrumental prowess as she expertly navigates her original instrumental “Navajo Moon” at the New Morning of Paris on the 7th of July of this year. The acclaimed blues rock guitarist dedicates the epic to both Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl before mesmerizing the audience.