THE ALBUM OF THE DAY
THE ROLLING STONES...Beggars Banquet (1968)
Beggar's Banquet was released 45 years ago in 1968. It reached number 5 on the US Billboard album charts. First, let me just go ahead and say it gets 5 out of 5 stars and is extremely highly recommended. Opening with 'Sympathy For The Devil' followed by 9 more gems makes it one of the more popular Stones albums. It is heavily blues-influenced, with some magnificent slide guitar throughout the record. If you've never heard it check it out, soon!!
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)
ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR FEBRUARY 9
Joe Ely is 66;
ON THIS DATE
1961 The Beatles (with Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best) first performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1964 The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1981 Bill Haley dies of a brain tumor at the age of 55
2005 Roger Daltry of the Who is given the honor of "Commander of the British Empire"
A Los Angeles court rules that Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is entitled
to $600,000 from a shoe company for using his likeness in a magazine ad
2006 Paul Stanley of Kiss appears at a New Jersey Gallery to promote exhibitions of his artwork
2007 During Grammy Week in Los Angeles Don Henley of the Eagles is named the 2007 MusiCares Person of the Year
2012 Paul McCartney is inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame