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Ex-Scorpions Guitarist Uli Jon Roth Reflects on 50-Year Anniversary

Ex-Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth is currently on a World Tour celebrating his 50th anniversary in music. He’s been tearing it up not only with The Scorpions but also with Electric Sun and solo. He is also the founder of Sky Academy and inventor of the Sky Guitar.

Prior to my interview with him last week, I decided to dig into the Tokyo Tapes Revisited. Personally, I loved his performances from that show. Every chance he gets, he tries to incorporate some Jimi Hendrix into his show. His performances of “All Along The Watchtower” and “Little Wing” were phenomenal.

 

In my interview with Uli, we time-travel back to how things got started with his career in music, talk about his transition from The Scorpions to Electric Sun and much much more.

 

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Lost Album “You’re The Man” From 1972 By Marvin Gaye Finally Released

“You’re the Man” is a posthumous album by Marvin Gaye that was just released on March 29th, 2019. Originally, this album was intended to follow-up Gaye’s timeless album “What’s Going On” and be released in 1972. As we pass April 2nd which would have been Gaye’s 80th birthday, we have the privilege to celebrate it with this new fantastic release.

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One reason this album was never released is because of the reception of the title song. In addition to that, Gaye’s political views were very different from Motown founder Berry Gordy. So, the decision was made the cancel the release and is why it is considered a “lost” album.

On my latest Music Vibes Podcast, I was able to chat with Rock Cellar Magazine’s Jeff Slate to dig into this new record, talk about his recent interview with Gaye’s biographer David Ritz and much more. Hope you guys enjoy my recent podcast and more importantly I hope you check out and enjoy the new album.

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Nirvana Manager Danny Goldberg Releases New Book “Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain”

It’s hard to think about it being 25 years since the tragic death of Nirvana’s lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain. His legacy has surpassed his 4-year career (1990-1994) by decades. He ends up becoming an icon of his generation much like Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson or even Elvis Presley.

With tons of honesty and empathy, Danny Goldberg, one of the Nirvana’s managers shares his memories of his brief but momentous time with Kurt and the band in his new book “SERVING THE SERVANT: Remembering Kurt Cobain.”

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Danny on my podcast to talk about his book, talk about Kurt’s legacy, and of course share some of his memories.

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On This Day in 2016: David Bowie Releases ‘Blackstar’

On this day in music history in 2016, David Bowie released his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar.

The album coincided with his 69th birthday and just two days before his unfortunate death. It ended up becoming his first and only album ever to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States.

 

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On This Day: With The Beatles Becomes First Million Selling Album in UK

On this day in 1963, The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million-selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.

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On This Day: In 1973 Ringo Starr Went #1 With Photograph

In 1973, Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Photograph’. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist.

Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and where the ‘Imagine’ promo film was shot.

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On This Day in 1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Chart #1 with Electric Ladyland

The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to No.1 on the US album chart with their third and final studio album Electric Ladyland. The double album included ‘Crosstown Traffic,’ ‘Voodoo Chile’ and a version of Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along the Watchtower’.

This would end up being Jimi’s Final album with the group before he then decided to start up The Band of Gypsys. The 50th Anniversary box set for Electric Ladyland was just released this past Friday.

 

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