1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born… Read more

1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born…

1944 – Session pianist Nicky Hopkins is born in London. He played with just about everybody, making valuable contributions to the Beatles’ White Album, Jefferson Airplane’s Volunteers, and more than a dozen Rolling Stones albums, including Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed. Nicky Hopkins (born Nicholas Christian Hopkins (February 24, 1944 in Harlesden, North London, […]

1944 – Johnny Winter is born on This Day in Rock! Read more

1944 – Johnny Winter is born on This Day in Rock!

  1944 – Johnny Winter is born on This Day in Rock! FROM: http://www.johnnywinter.net/about/ Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it’s time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the […]

1944 – J.R. Cobb of Atlanta Rhythm Section and Cla… Read more

1944 – J.R. Cobb of Atlanta Rhythm Section and Cla…

1944 – J.R. Cobb of Atlanta Rhythm Section and Classics IV is born in Birmingham, Ala. J. R. COBB Instruments: Guitar, Songwriter Date of Birth: February 5, 1944 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama J.R. Cobb is a guitar player and songwriter and a member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Former sessionmen, The Atlanta Rhythm Section […]

1944 – Al Kooper is born… Read more

1944 – Al Kooper is born…

1944 – Al Kooper, the session guitarist turned organist for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. A seminal rock figure of the ’60s, he went on to helm the classic Super Session disc with Steve Stills and Mike Bloomfield, and to form Blood, Sweat & Tears.

1944, Born on this day, Florence Larue, The 5th Dimension, (1969 US No.1 & UK No.11 single ‘Aquarius’). Read more

1944, Born on this day, Florence Larue, The 5th Dimension, (1969 US No.1 & UK No.11 single ‘Aquarius’).

1944, Born on this day, Florence Larue, The 5th Dimension, (1969 US No.1 & UK No.11 single ‘Aquarius’). Intelligent, beautiful, and talented are the words that are frequently used when describing glamorous Florence LaRue, the original member of The 5th Dimension. Whether on stage performing, lecturing, or serving as a celebrity judge for beauty pageants, […]