Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Five Days Till a Real Gig

George, Garfield and I had a decent practice tonight. Spirited at least. We'll probably get together Saturday afternoon and run through a few songs and then chill for a couple hours before the show. I might even go home and catch a nap. It'll be very strange to play a real live show after all this time. Hope you can be there. The number of live shows I'll play from here on out is probably pretty limited, folks. Catch a gig if you can. You never know when it'll be my last!

Thanks for listening! I'm humbled that you like BOK music.

The Beatles asked Ringo Starr to join their band on this day in 1962.

On this day in 1965, one of rock's greatest milestones occurred when The Beatles played Shea Stadium in front of almost 56,000 fans.

The Woodstock Music Festival began on this day in 1969. The event featured Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. A truly great line-up.

"Folk music is music that everyday people can play, and it inspired a lot of people to make their own music. That trailed into making your own pop music, and that's why garage bands started springing up everywhere." -- Arlo Guthrie