Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 10-3-23

Eddie Cochran was only 19 years old when he recorded “Summertime Blues,” a song he wrote with his manager in 45 minutes. A self-taught guitarist, Cochran played all the guitar parts and sang both the lead and bass vocals. Less than two years after “Summertime Blues” became a hit Cochran was killed in a car accident.

Eddie Cochran was born on this date in 1938. A few of his songs are included on today’s playlist.

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Your (Almost) Daily Playlist: 11-2-22

Today’s playlist celebrates the November 2 birthdays of Nelly, k.d. lang, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Keith Emerson, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, The Cadillacs’ Earl Carroll, Maxine Nightingale, and J.D. Souther; and the November 3 birthdays of Courtney Barnett, Adam Ant, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, John Barry, Onyx’s Sticky Fingaz, Lulu, Robert Miles, Icicle Works’ Ian McNabb, Mable John, The Subways’ Billy Lunn, and Lucas.

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Throwback Thursday: 1960

Look at some of the names who had hits in 1960: Elvis Presley, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly, Ella Fitzgerald, The Everly Bros., Roy Orbison, Fats Domino, The Drifters, Ike & Tina Turner, Dion, Jackie Wilson, Bobby Darin, Chubby Checker, Brenda Lee. It’s like the radio only played superstars. Here are 30 of that year’s best:

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Throwback Thursday: 1961

The years between 1958 and 1963 are often thought of as a sleepy time for rock and roll, a quiet time between the genre’s initial burst onto the charts and the onslaught of the British Invasion. However, lots of great records were charting during those years. Check out this playlist of thirty hits from 1961 for proof.

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