June 18: Happy 75th Birthday Paul McCartney

“I think people who create and write, it actually does flow – just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It’s simple.”
― Paul McCartney

“What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song.”
― Paul McCartney

Neil Young inducts Paul McCartney into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999:

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June 17: Elvis Presley released From Elvis In Memphis in 1969

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“Suddenly, Elvis had to be taken seriously because, suddenly, Elvis was taking the music seriously again. He was expressing his soul, which was plenty deep.”
~Robert Gordon

In The Ghetto:

From Wikipedia:

From Elvis in Memphis is the ninth studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor. The recording took place at American Sound Studio in Memphis in January and February 1969 under the direction of producer Chips Moman and with the backing of the house band, informally known as “The Memphis Boys”. A direct consequence of the success of Presley’s 1968 Christmas television special and its soundtrack, the recording marked the definite return of Presley to non-soundtrack albums after the completion of his movie contract with Paramount Pictures.

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Van Morrison – The Legendary Concert @ Shrine Auditorium, LA – April 18, 1973 (Video)

Four songs in colour: I´ve Been Working, Caravan, Gloria & a 9 minute Cyprus Avenue. With The Caledonia Soul Orchestra in top form and Van in a black stetson, this US TV broadcast is legendary among Van fanatics. And rightly so.
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)

Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
Broadcast Date: April 18th 1973

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June 15: The Late Great Waylon Jennings was born in 1937

“I’ve always been crazy but it’s kept me from going insane.”
― Waylon Jennings

“Don’t ever try and be like anybody else and don’t be afraid to take risks.”
― Waylon Jennings

If any one performer personified the outlaw country movement of the ’70s, it was Waylon Jennings.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine

I`ve Always Been Crazy:

Don’t Think Twice, Its Alright (Dylan):

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Van Morrison – BBC Four Sessions 2008 (Full Concert Video)

Keepin It Simple At The BBC
February 12th, 2008

Band

  • Sarah Joy – Steel Guitar, slide guitar, banjo
  • Neal Wilkinson – drums
  • Paul Moore – bass
  • Crawford Bell – acoustic guitar, trumpet & backing vocal
  • Karen Hamill – backing vocal
  • Janeen Daly – backing vocal
  • Tony Fitzgibbon – violin, mandolin
  • Bobby Ruggiero – drums & percussion
  • John Platania – guitar
  • Paul Moran – keyboards
  • Mick Green – guitar

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