I usually try to incorporate a bit of history with each entry to this blog, but with the "World's Greatest Rock n' Roll Band", I won't even try. Their bio is too lengthy, their accomplishments too numerous, and The Rolling Stones official website does a much better job than I ever could.
Their history, told by the month, is chronicled in this archive, starting in January, 1962 when Brian Jones recorded a tape of an Elmore James song, which he sent to the "Father of British Blues", Alexis Korner, then on through the decades of the '60's, '70's, '80's, '90's, and on to the new century.
Charter members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and "new guy (of 30+years)" Ron Wood probably will, like they said of love in their first American hit in 1964, "Not Fade Away".
Below...my favorite Stones song, recorded live in Paris in 1998 and featuring longtime backing singer Lisa Fisher.....Gimmee Shelter.
I was among the last people in the New York- New Jersey megalopolis to learn of the death of the mass murderer- mastermind of the 9/11 atta...
Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in the Rutgers- Army football game. To send Eric a "Get Well" message click his photo.
Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund
Click the picture for more information on the Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund, established for the longterm care and rehabilitation of this seriously injured Rutgers Football player. Thank You!
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Ten From Nick Drake
Welcome To My Neighborhood!
Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".