Today We Feature Pink Floyd, Traffic, Blind Faith and The Shadow, Friday, January 29, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a pretty eclectic line-up today here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Steve Winwood and Traffic.

Here’s today’s line-up:

1:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Pink Floyd

We haven’t heard this one in a while, so it’s a good day to break this puppy out. Today we feature a band founded by students Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright in 1967. Under Barrett’s leadership, they released their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, with two charting singles.

5:00 p.m. The Shadow: 09 Murder On Approval

Not sure why anyone would approve of murder, but hey, that’s for The Shadow to figure out.

8:00 p.m. Traffic and Blind Faith Super Jam

We really love Steve Winwood here in The Mermaid Lounge. This is our way of paying tribute to a guy who has made so much good music in so many bands, starting with The Spencer Davis Group when he was just fifteeen years old.

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Happy Friday From the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/29/2021

Better late than never, kids. Here’s your lesson from The College of Rock n’ Roll knowledge.

Woody Guthrie, folk hero and Bob Dylan’s mentor.

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 29, 1961: Five days after arriving in New York from Minnesota, Bob Dylan located his ailing hero, Woody Guthrie, in East Orange, New Jersey. The following year, his tribute, Song to Woody, will appear on his first album.

January 29, 1962: Peter, Paul & Mary signned on with Warner Brothers Records.

January 29, 1964: The Beatles recorded Sie Liebt Dich, the German version of She Loves You.

January 29, 1966: The Beatles returned to the #1 slot with We Can Work It Out, making it three weeks.

Also on this day, The Bobby Fuller Four released the great song I Fought The Law.

January 29, 1972: Smokey Robinson left the Miracles for a solo career.

Also on this day, Al Green spent a fourth week at #1 on the R & B chart with Let’s Stay Together.

The triple album set Concert For Bangladesh hits #1. It features George Harrison, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, and many others. The concert itself was the very first of its kind in the world.

Born On This Day

January 29, 1936: James Jamerson, session bassist who played on songs by Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles, Martha & The Vandellas and many others, was born in Edish Island, South Carolina.

January 29, 1944: Andrew Loog Oldham, the first manager of The Rolling Stones and founder of Immediate Records, was born in Paddington, London.

January 29, 1948: Bill Kirchen, co-founder of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen (Hot Rod Lincoln), was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It is indeed a slow day in the College, and I acknowledge that. But please tell me why the fuck I should care if Madonna goes to a museum with her daughter? Let’s not show our desperation for informaton.

I will be back with the line up soon!