Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Kinda Sorta Big Day In Rock & Roll

Before I start, let me once again say how much I hate Microsoft products. And PC's. They all suck. Once again, I typed up a long blog and once again the frigging page froze and I lost everything. So this re-typing of what I've already written once will be much shorter and not nearly as good.

This is rather a semi-important day in rock and roll history. Let me count the ways: Buddy Holly and the Crickets (would The Beatles exist without Buddy Holly? No one in this plane of existence can ever know, but it's a fair question) released their first, hugely impactful, single, "That'll Be The Day", on this day in 1957. There's a direct line that runs from that song through...

...Bob Dylan's THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN (which was also released on this day, in 1963 and which had a profound influence on modern rock singers and songwriters, even if you've never heard the album)...on up to the modern rock era of the late '60s to the early '90s...

... including the Sex Pistols's "God Save The Queen" (which I really like) which was released on this day in 1977...

...and Elvis Costello (who once was one of my all-time favorite singer/songwriters), who performed under his stage name for the first time ever, also on this day, also in 1977.

And etc.

My first blog was so much better.