Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD...Last Time Around  (1968)
Last Time Around is the third and final album from Buffalo Springfield, released 45 years ago in 1968, and it reached number 42 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  Another album I had never heard before.  I had always heard that this album wasn't really all that good, but I found it to be pretty good, good enough for a 2 1/2 out of 5 stars.  "The Hour Of Not Quite Rain" was by far the best track with its orchestral arrangement.  Another strong highlight is "Pretty Girl Why" and "Kind Woman," the final track on the record.  I've always thought of Buffalo Springfield as having paved the path for bands like the Eagles with their country-folk-rock sounds.  Of course the Eagles would produce much better albums than this one, but it's worth checking out and I recommend it.
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World is 37;

1946 Paul Atkinson was born in Hertfordshire, England. He would become the keyboardist for the Zombies. He died in 2004 at the age of 58
1957 Elvis Presley purchases Graceland
1974 Jefferson Airplane becomes Jefferson Starship, officially
1975 Dressed To Kill by Kiss is released
1976 Paul Kossoff of Free dies on a flight from Los Angeles to new York at the age of 25. He dies of a drug-induced heart attack
1982 Randy Rhoads dies at the age of 25 in Leesburg, Florida when the plane he was flying clips Ozzy Osbourne's tour bus and then flies into a house
1993 Drummer Jeff Ward commits suicide at the age of 30. Ward had worked with Nine Inch Nails
1996 Anthology II by the Beatles is released
2001 Aerosmith, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke and Steely Dan are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame

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