February 25: The Late Great George Harrison was born in 1943


He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people. He inspired love and had the strength of a hundred men. He was like the sun, the flowers and the moon and we shall miss him enormously. The world is a profoundly emptier place without him.
– Bob Dylan (George Harrison’s Obituary, Nov 2001)

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
– George Harrison

“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.”
– George Harrison

Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne induct George Harrison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004:

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February 22: David Crosby released If I Could Only Remember My Name in 1971

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“My girlfriend had been killed in a car crash and  the only place I could exist was in the studio, Garcia would come every night. The Airplane and the Dead were recording in the same complex… They were all buddies of mine…”
– David Crosby about the recording of his masterpiece (Mojo)

Rolling Stone Magazine put it at number 37 of the “Greatest Stoner Albums” and said:
“Like a super-stoned campfire jam with an A-list of Cali hippie-rockers – including Joni Mitchell and most of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and CSNY – this hazy solo project by the altered-consciousness overachiever sounds like it was pretty much made up on the spot. See the toasted strum-fest “Music Is Love” (with Neil Young on congas!) and “Tamalpais High,” with Jerry Garcia and Jorma Kaukonen noodling around wordless Crosby-Nash harmonies. By the time it’s over, you may not remember your name, either.”

I believe a couple of Santana and Quicksilver Messenger Service members also visited.

Photo: BBC/Tricia Yourkevich
Photo: BBC/Tricia Yourkevich

David Crosby – Cowboy Movie (Live, Jan 31, 2014) a very fine version! :

It is an album that grows on you, it feels like a mess at first, but it soon starts to make sense. This is a coherent album with wonderful melodies and harmonies. For me it is the quintessential “Laurel Canyon” album, a true classic.
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54 years ago today: The late great Kurt Cobain was born

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
― Kurt Cobain

Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.
― Kurt Cobain

Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live at Reading 1992):

Nirvana – Rise And Rise Of Kurt Cobain – VH-1 Documentary (~20min)

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Bob Dylan: 7 live versions of “I Threw It All Away” from 1969, 1976, 1978, 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2002

I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay
But I was cruel
I treated her like a fool
I threw it all away

Recorded @ Columbia Studio A, Nashville, Tennessee February 13, 1969. Released on “Nashville Skyline” April 9, 1969.

Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
1 May 1969

Johnny Cash Show

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Bob Dylan: 5 live versions of “Solid Rock”

Well, I’m hangin’ on
To a solid rock
Made before the foundation of the world
And I won’t let go, and I can’t let go

Recorded @ Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama – February 12, 1980 and released on the album “Saved” (June 23, 1980).

Fox Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, California
16 November 1979


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Feb 2: Van Morrison @ Winterland, San Francisco 1974 (Classic concert)

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Van Morrison at the Winterland Feb 2, 1974

Van Morrison remains seated and playing acoustic guitar for most of this show.  This footage is in black & white and concentrates entirely on Van Morrison. It’s an incredible set-list and the delivery is first class.

The Band:
  • Dahaud Shaar: drums
  • James Trumbo: keyboards
  • Ralph Wash: guitar
  • David Hayes: bass
  • Dorothy Morrison: backing vocals
  • Bill Combs: backing vocals

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