Our daily routine includes checking music news. When we see notable birthdays or deaths, we spend part of the day enjoying that artist's
contribution to our favorite form of entertainment.
Today we will be celebrating the birthday of Maynard James Keenan. Lead singer and songwriter extraordinaire.
49 years old today. Happy Birthday Maynard.If you like Tool, you may like this documentary;
www.imdb.com... Maynard's making wine in Arizona now.
We will also be listening to Earl King, who died on this date in 2003.
A New Orleans born artist who's work has been covered by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Palmer and many others.
Rest in Peace Earl King
On this date in 1849 a riot in and around the Astor Place Opera House in New York resulted in over 20 deaths.
A rivalry between two actors sparked the riot.
On this date in 1963 The Rolling Stones got their record deal with Decca Records.
Happy Birthday Donovan
Happy Birthday Sid Vicious
10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979
Happy Birthday Bono
Also on this date in 1999 poet and composer Shel Silverstein died.
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His career is surrounded by conspiracy theories.
Some believe his political alignments resulted in an attempt on his life.
There has since been widespread belief that the CIA arranged the hit on
Hope Road. Neville Garrick, a Marley insider and former art director of the Jamaican Daily News, had film of “suspicious characters” lurking near
the house before the assassination attempt. The day of the shooting he had snapped some photos of Marley standing beside a Volkswagen in a pool of
mango-tree shade. The strangers in the background made Marley nervous; he told Garrick that they appeared to be “scouting” the property. In the
prints, however, their features were too blurred by shadow to make out. After the concert, Garrick took the photographs and prints to Nassau. Sadly,
while the Wailers and crew prepared to board a flight to London, he discovered that the film had been
The men who tried to assassinate Bob were never brought to trial; they were all murdered themselves. Vigilantes hung them
in the ghetto long before the police could even find out who they were. It was pretty grisly.
After Bob was shot and he survived, he went on to perform at the concert, which was December 5, 1976, in Jamaica. He
was supposed to be under government protection, but many of those men vanished. He was supposed to take a plane out of Jamaica the following day under
police protection. And those guards vanished. It was a very mysterious thing, the point being that he was left vulnerable again if someone else wanted
to try to kill him. It was a very spooky, sinister set of circumstances. Pictures that were taken of Marley and people hanging around his house, where
the assassination attempt took place, later vanished under very mysterious circumstances. Any kind of record of who those people might have been just
And there is the case of his skin cancer that started under his toenail;
...a member of the film crew, or so he claimed – reportedly, he didn’t
have a camera – managed to talk his way past machete-bearing Rastas to enter the Hope Road encampment: one Carl Colby, son of the late CIA director
While the band prepared for the concert, a gift was delivered, according to a witness at the enclave – a pair of boots for Bob Marley. Former Los
Angeles cinematographer Lee Lew-Lee [his camera work can be seen in the Oscar-winning documentary The Panama Deception] was close friends with members
of the Wailers, and he believes that Marley’s cancer can be traced to the boots: “He put his foot in and said, ‘Ow!’ A friend got in there…
he said, ‘let’s [get] in the boot, and he pulled a length of copper wire out – it was embedded in the boot.”
And where does he go for alternative cancer treatment?
Disgruntled Nazi, Dr. Josef Issels
Alexander was the composer who wrote the original Star Trek theme.
Every time a TV series is aired, the composer of the theme song receives a royalty payment. Unfortunately Alexander only received half. Why did he get
ripped off? None other than the great Mr. Gene Roddenberry himself.
Gene wrote lyrics for the song, never intending to use them, so he could claim half the royalties.
Roddenberry's lyrics added nothing to the value of the music and were created for no other reason than to usurp half the composer's performance
royalties. An unsympathetic Roddenberry proclaimed, "Hey I've got to get some money somewhere, I'm sure not going to get it out of the profits of Star
At the time no one believed the series would be successful.
Rest in Peace Ray Manzarek, founding member of the Doors
Ray passed away today at the age of 74Ray passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in
Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.
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