A new album, “The Zealot Game” has been announced for early 2022. Tull has signed with a new label, InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The announcement came soon after Anderson revealed last year that he is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The Dixie Dregs on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno January 7, 1993. They throw in some Eddie Cochran, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Knack, in the middle of the song. The quality is VHS but it is certainly entertaining.
My 4th inductee is the incredible Pink Floyd. In 1973, a friend of mine had the 45 of “Money/Any Colour You Like” and I was hooked. Soon, I would, like everyone else, buy a copy of the Dark Side of the Moon LP. I later went back to their beginnings, and as a psychedelic fan, was not disappointed.
My third inductee into my Music Hall of Fame is Elvis Aaron Presley, dubbed “The King of Rock and Roll”. While, unlike my first two inductees, he didn’t write many of his songs, “All Shook Up”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Heartbreak Hotel” were three he penned and some of my favorites.
My second inductee into Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame is Hank Williams. Born Hiram Williams September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. His spinal bifida separated him from other children and fostered a sense of separation from the world around him. Listening to the radio and church choirs he was a quick study and learned to play country, folk and the blues. His teacher, African-American blues artist Rufus Payne who exchanged lessons for meals and/or money.
As promised, my Music Hall of Fame with the inductees chosen entirely by me and me alone. My first Inductee is no real surprise, if you know me at all….
It is The Beatles.
I saw the DejaBlue Grass Band the other night, for the first time, at a private birthday party for my friend Katie. I thought they were excellent with a mix of classic bluegrass and pop/rock songs in the bluegrass style.
I’m not a fan. The building is cool. I’ve been there, it was nice. The exhibits were spectacular and I highly recommend that you visit if you’re in Cleveland, Ohio. Do I think they are doing a good job with the inductees? No. I agree with Black Sabbath superstar Ozzy Osborne who said…
Billy Joe Thomas was born August 7, 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma. He grew up in and around Houston, Texas and joined the band “The Triumphs” while in High School. He also was friends in school with Roy Head (Rockabilly singer).
One of my favorite albums is “All Over The Place” by the Bangles. I had just gotten a job at MSA in the mailroom, thanks to my friend Thomas F Jones, (I would later become a computer technician there). Their radio was tuned to WZGC (Z-93) and daily I would hear Walk Like An Egyptian and Manic Monday.