100 Years Ago, ‘Crazy Blues’ Sparked a Revolution for Black Women Fans

Mamie Smith recorded “Crazy Blues” — African-American women’s breakthrough into the mainstream recording industry — with the Jazz Hounds in the summer of 1920 100 Years Ago, ‘Crazy Blues’ Sparked a Revolution for Black Women Fans – The New York Times She was way ahead of her time.

That time Keith Richards pulled a knife to have Donald Trump fired: A very special Rolling Stones memory

“I run to the press room in the next building and what do you think is happening? There’s Donald Trump giving a press conference, in our room! Richards himself confirmed details of the run-in during a 2018 interview with BBC, jokingly adding, “Now America has to get rid of him. Don’t say I didn’t warnContinue reading “That time Keith Richards pulled a knife to have Donald Trump fired: A very special Rolling Stones memory”

Bob Dylan Performs ‘Just Like A Woman’ with George Harrison

The gig saw the inclusion of an all-star line up with former Beatle Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, and the legendary Ravi Shankar all taking the stage. Photo of Barclays Center concert 2016 crowd to illustrate a “concert atmosphere”, photo taken by Nelson Gonzalez-Torres

Jimi Hendrix’s Rare 1960s Electric Guitar Hits Auction Block

Legend has it the guitar god used this exact axe shortly after he returned home from the U.S. Army in 1962 and moving to Clarksville, Tennessee. While he was there, Jimi played the Chitlin’ Circuit with some incredible talent — like Sam Cooke and Ike and Tina Turner. Jimi Hendrix’s Rare 1960s Electric Guitar HitsContinue reading “Jimi Hendrix’s Rare 1960s Electric Guitar Hits Auction Block”

Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave

Federal authorities said they would bring order to Portland, Ore., after weeks of protests there. Local leaders believe the federal presence is making things worse. Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave – The New York Times Will this display of presidential violence work? or is this a message to his supporters of orderContinue reading “Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave”

How to Tell a Real 1959 Gibson Les Paul Guitar From a Fake: A Missing Notebook Holds the Key

The 1959 Gibson Les Paul is the world’s most expensive guitar. It can also be one of the hardest to authenticate. How to Tell a Real 1959 Gibson Les Paul Guitar From a Fake: A Missing Notebook Holds the Key – WSJ Fake or genuine? Photo of guitar thrown away in my Brooklyn neighborhood NovemberContinue reading “How to Tell a Real 1959 Gibson Les Paul Guitar From a Fake: A Missing Notebook Holds the Key”