Music Diary – 3rd January

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd January!

John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

Happy birthday to Mr. John Baldwin, better known as John Paul Jones, who was born on the 3rd January 1946 in Sidcup, Kent (UK). John is a multi instrumentalist and became famous as the bassist and keybord player for Led Zeppelin. Working as a session player, he crossed the paths with guitarist Jimmy Page (who was playing in The Yardbirds at that time) very often. In 1968, Page was planning to found a new band. After recruiting singer Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham, also John Paul Jones joined this group which was called firstly „The New Yardbirds“. After a mini tour through Scandinavia, the band was baptised Led Zeppelin.


Until the disbanding in 1980, the legendary studio albums “Led Zeppelin” (1969), “Led Zeppelin II” (1969), “Led Zeppelin III” (1970), “Led Zeppelin IV“(1971), “Houses of the Holy” (1973), “Physical Graffiti” (1975), “Presence” (1976) and “In Through the Out Door” (1979) were released.

After his time with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones has worked with many artists like R.E.M., Jars of ClayBen E. King, Peter Gabriel, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Cinderella, The MissionBrian Eno – just to name a few. Beside this and some solo stuff, Jones became in 2009 a member of the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which features Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age).

Get your Led Zeppelin stuff here (for Austrian customer):

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Music Diary – 4th September

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 4th September!

John Garcia (Vista Chino) © Eva Pührer

John Garcia (Vista Chino) © Eva Pührer

Today in 1970 Mr. John Garcia was born in San Manuel, Arizona. He is a singer and songwriter and was a founding member of the Stoner bands Kyuss, Slo Burn and Unida, which all disbanded over the last years. In November 2010 Garcia formed the band Kyuss Lives! with Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Bruno Fevery. Due to legal pressure he had to change the name of the group and so two years later he baptised the band Vista Chino. The debut album „Peace“ was released in September 2013 through Napalm Records.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Kyuss - Muchas Gracias (The Best of Kyuss)  Unida - Coping with the Urban Coyote Vista Chino - Peace

Buy recommendations (USA):

Kyuss - Muchas Gracias (The Best of Kyuss)  Unida - Coping with the Urban Coyote Vista Chino - Peace

 

 

 

Music Diary – 28th August

Welcome back to my personal Music Diary – today for the 28th August!

Jack Black (Tenacious D)

Jack Black (Tenacious D)

In 1969 Mr. Thomas Jacob „Jack“ Black was born in Santa Monica, California. Black is well known as a funny actor, comedian and also as a fantastic musician. With partner Kyle Gass he founded the rock duo Tenaciuos D in the mid nineties. 2001 was the selftitled debut album released. Mr. Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters) played the drums on all tracks and guitar on nine songs.

 

Recommendations to buy (Germany/Europe):
Tenacious D (Cover) The Pick of Destiny (Cover) Rise of the Fenix (Cover)
The Pick of Destiny (DVD) School of Rock (DVD) High Fidelity (DVD)

Recommendations to buy (USA):
Tenacious D (Cover) The Pick of Destiny (Cover) Rize of the Fenix (Cover)
The Pick of Destiny (DVD) School of Rock (DVD) High Fidelity (DVD)

Eddie Vedder’s songs to play loud list

From the latest Pearl Jam Fan mag „DEEP“ – Eddie Vedder’s songs to play loud list:

FUGAZI – Caustic Acrostic
SLEATER-KINNEY – Entertain
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Medication & Little Sister
SOUNDGARDEN – Ty Cobb
JOE STRUMMER & THE 101’S – Letsagetabitarockin
THEE HEADCOATS – Joe Strummer’s Grave
THE WHO – Naked Eye (feat. EV – live at Hammersmith) & Anytime you want (A Capella)
PETE TOWNSHEND – You stand by me
THE EVENS – Mt. Pleasant
JEFF AMENT – Just like that
KLARK KENT – Away from Home
MARC BLITZSTEIN – Croon Spoon (feat. EV & Kim Gordon)
CAT POWER – Free