Chuck Berry, Tupac And More: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire : NPR
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I was absolutely shocked when I heard this story on NPR this week – it’s beyond comprehension the scale of the loss. It’s was a gut punch to realize that the original masters for so many legendary artists are gone forever. And for Universal to keep it quiet the extent of the loss borders on criminal.
I’ve mentioned before that my eighth grade son plays in his middle school orchestra. I love how his orchestra director always tries to include a pop or rock song as part of their concerts. Here’s Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir from their end of the year performance.
Going way way back for this classic from the rock and roll cannon. Stating the obvious, but what a incredible tragedy that Holly died so young. Just think of all the fantastic music that he may have gone one to make.
Classic track from the highly influential but under-appreciated (at the time) band. I first became aware of them from the Replacements song Alex Chilton.
Classic Springsteen song but with a twist. Video below is from last night’s Little Steven Summer of Sorcery tour stop in Asbury Park, NJ, when during the encore, who should come out on stage but…. Amazing how that happens!
Sadly, I was not there, this is pulled off YouTube. I love though how the song kicks in right at the moment when Bruce comes out. Also love the classic Bruce/Steve back and forth at the end!
A beautiful version of a classic song.