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Johnny Van Zant Turning 59 How about a taste of Freebird

CLASSIC CUTS: Free Bird    Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Free Bird” The Hook: Easier to learn than you’d think. Album: (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) Year: 1973 Writers: Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant Stats: An edited version became Skynyrd’s second Top 20 hit, peaking at number-19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ricky Medlocke was the group’s drummer in 1970 and ’71, before they had a recording contract.…read more »

TonyIommi

What Do Jethro Tull, Earth & Black Sabbath Have in common Birthday Boy Tony Iommi Turning 70 Today 2/19

Black Sabbath founder and guitarist Tony Iommi turns 70 today (Monday). Born in Birmingham, England, where he still lives, he started playing guitar as a teenager after being inspired by Hank Marvin of The Shadows. He sliced off the tips of fingers on his right hand while working in a metal factory but didn’t give up the guitar. He compensated by attaching…read more »

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Axl’s Birthday turning 56

CLASSIC CUTS: Welcome to the Jungle    Guns n’ Roses: “Welcome to the Jungle” The Hook: Slash had the initial idea for it, but the whole band actually put it together in one three-hour rehearsal session. Album: Appetite for Destruction Year: 1987 Writers: Axl Rose and Slash Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: “Welcome to the Jungle” was initially released before “Sweet…read more »

G Frey

Today 1/18 is the second anniversary of the passing of #GlennFrey of the #Eagles.

Classic Cuts Eagles   Eagles: “One of These Nights” The Hook: A personal favorite of the late Glenn Frey. Album: One of These Nights Year: 1975 Writers: Don Henley and Glenn Frey Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100. Background: The late Glenn Frey told us that he and Don Henley were really on a roll as songwriters by the time the Eagles recorded their fourth album, One of These Nights. And for him,…read more »

TonyIommi

What Do Jethro Tull, Earth & Black Sabbath Have in common Birthday Boy Tony Iommi Turning 70 Today 2/19

Black Sabbath founder and guitarist Tony Iommi turns 70 today (Monday). Born in Birmingham, England, where he still lives, he started playing guitar as a teenager after being inspired by Hank Marvin of The Shadows. He sliced off the tips of fingers on his right hand while working in a metal factory but didn’t give up the guitar. He compensated by attaching…read more »