Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013

Check out the Top 10 Rock Genre CD's/LP's/downloads for this week

DAVID GILMOUR...David Gilmour  (1978)
David Gilmour was released 35 years ago in 1978.  It reached number 29 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I will give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it.  The only reason people are not familiar with the music on this album is because it's not on a Pink Floyd album.  That's not to say it sounds like a Pink Floyd album but there are some similarities, of course.  That guitar playing from Gilmour is familiar, and may I add he is a very underrated guitarist.  There's also those familiar vocals, as Gilmour is an excellent vocalist (check out "I Can't Breathe Anymore").  Those 2 things combined with some excellent songs make for a great record.  "So Far Away" is the highlight for me, along with "There's No Way Out Of Here." "It's Deafinitely" is a great instrumental as well as the opener "Mihalis."  All Pink Floyd fans should check this out as it is a very nice solo effort from David Gilmour
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Mike Vickers of Manfred Mann is 73; Les Pattinson of Echo And The Bunnymen is 55; Mick Sweda, formerly with King Cobra and the BulletBoys, is 53; Mike Mangini of Dream Theater is 50; Greg Eklund of Everclear is 43; Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge is 39;

1946 Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane was born in Windsor, Ontario. He died in 1999 just 2 days shy of his 53rd birthday
2005 Clare Torry wins a lawsuit against Pink Floyd for royalties and songwriting credit for "The Great Gig In The Sky" on the Dark Side Of The Moon album
2006 Every Man For Himself by Hoobastank is released
2006 Gillan's Inn by Ian Gillan is released
2012  5 vintage guitars worth $175,00 are returned to Tom Petty afterthey had been stolen a week before
2012  Dick Clark dies of a massive heart attack at the age of 82.  Clark was the host of American Bandstand from 1956 to 1989
2013  Rush, Heart, Randy Newman and Albert King are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in a ceremony in Los Angeles

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