Today in Music History July 6

HT This Day in Music.com1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.


Mike’s Top 10 for 2015

Ok here we go! The anxiously-awaited (by 1 or 2 of you) year round up of the top ten favorite, most interesting new albums.

Starting at #10 the interestingly named Father John Misty with the catchy little gem. Especially like the horns on this one

Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Houndmouth’s album sounded like something old and new at the same time and produced Sedona, 1 of me top 2 or three songs of the year
The # 9 album – Little neon Limelight

Houndmouth – Sedona (Live on KEXP)

Some got upset when Mumford and Songs got away from their jangly guitars and banjos. Not me. Loved this album Here’s Ditmas from #8 album, Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons – Ditmas

I know this is kind of breaking my own rule but the River reissue has previously unreleased tracks like this great one. #7 The River (reissue)

Bruce Springsteen – Meet Me in the City (Live on SNL)

#6 This video looks like a rolling stones tour video from 1972 and the lead singer is channeling a bit of Freddy Mercury but this song remained on heavy rotation all summer in my running mix

The Struts – Could Have Been Me

#5 Born on Fire by Ike Reilly, a guy i stumbled onto on Tom Morello’s Instagram feed. GREAT stuff going back ten years crossing from rock to roots to punk.

Born On Fire

#4 gives us the only song I’ve ever heard about the DTs. Probably my favorite song of the year. Almost blew up my car stereo with this one

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B. (Official)

#3 Courtney Barnett might be the best thing to come out of Australia i a long time. This album is great beginning to end. Had a hard time just choosing a song

Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party

#2 This band becoming a mainstay in my top 10. I sat on the beach at OBX for a week and listened to this album about 20 times. Love the sentiment in this song

Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands (Official Video)

#1 Positive Songs for Negative People produced this excellent song and 2015 was the year of Getting Better . It also produced one of the highlights of my year. A club show in Philly with Paul Scott, Hanna OConnor, Cait OConnor, Erin Campbell and Eric Martin. What’s better than a concert with your kids?….. not much

Frank Turner – Get Better (Lyric Video)

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