On this date in Rock and Roll history in 1950, John Hartman was born! John was one of the founding members and the original drummer for the Doobie Brothers. So, tonight we say Happy Birthday to John by playing "The Best of the Doobie Brothers" as our Classic CD at Midnight on 937 the Arrow!
According to USA Today:
He's gone home. British guitar great Alvin Lee, who rose to global fame with a fiery performance at Woodstock, died Wednesday at age 68.
His website reports that Lee "passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure."
The statement from his family said, "We have lost a wonderful and much loved father and companion. The world has lost a truly great and gifted musician."
Lee's blues-rock band, Ten Years After, delivered a gripping 11-minute performance of I'm Going Homeat the 1969 Woodstock festival, an inarguable highlight even against marquee acts Jimi Hendrix and The Who. The song was on the band's second album, 1968's live Undead. But it was director Michael Wadleigh's 1970 Woodstock documentary, and its intense closeups of Lee's feverish vocals and guitar playing, that sparked the band's worldwide success.
As a Maker's Mark Ambassador, I receive emails from them quite often. The latest one was kind of disturbing. The old saying is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", but it looks like they're ignoring that adage. They are cutting the proof of their whisky from 90 to 84, and the way that's done is by adding more water. If I want more water in my whisky, I'll add it! You can read the article about this below, and tell me what you think, ok?