Posts tagged ‘Elvis Presley’

December 21, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Ha Ha Tonka

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

2011 was a big year for our pals in Ha Ha Tonka, and they recap it for you via words and videos below.
October 12, 2011

This Day in Music History – ChaCha on Gene Vincent

It was on this day in 1971 that Rockabilly legend Gene Vincent passed away.  Here’s our own ChaCha to give you the scoop on the man and his legacy.

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August 2, 2011

This Day in Music History – Alex Mann on James Jamerson

It was this day in 1983 that Motown bassist and the architect of some of pop music’s most memorable grooves, James Jamerson passed away. Here to tell us what JJ meant to him is Alex Mann, bassist in such musically diverse groups as The Hollows, Medusa, Whippoorwill and Deep Tan & The Frosted Tips.

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May 9, 2011

This Day in Music History

Thanks to History.com for letting us know about a special feather in Louis Armstrong’s cap that occurred today in 1964, where he defended America’s honor and once again proved why he was the coolest ever.  Find out more below.

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April 6, 2011

This (Belated) Day in Music History

We got a little caught up yesterday and didn’t get to this in time, but feel it’s too important not to note.  Yesterday was Cowboy Jack Clement‘s birthday, born April 5, 1931. Clements has been perhaps one of the most influential people in country music history that too many people know nothing about.

Well, we’re here to help educate you on the man who wrote songs for Johnny Cash, was Townes Van Zant’s first publisher, produced tracks by Louis Armstrong and U2 and continues to facilitate greatness in those he works with, and is apparently one helluva ballroom dancer to boot.

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