Music Diary – 13th January

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 13th January!

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On the 13th January 1968 a historic performancy by Johnny Cash happened: The Man in Black, featuring June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, played a very special concert at Folsom Prison (near Sacramento, California). In front of 2,000 inmates, Johnny and his band played classics. like „Folsom Prison Blues„, „25 Minutes to go„, „Jackson“ and „Cocaine Blues„.


The concert was recorded and released under the moniker „At Folsom Prison“ by Columbia Records in May 1968. The LP became one of Johnny Cash’s most famous and successful albums and it reached number one the country chart and the top 15 on the regular album chart.

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Music Diary – 29th November

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 29th November!

George Harrison (25th February 1943 – 29th November 2001)

George Harrison (25th February 1943 – 29th November 2001)

On the 29th November 2001, George Harrison died at the age of 58 years of lung cancer. The Beatles guitarist passed away in Los Angeles. Born on the 25th February 1943 in Liverpool, the very young Harrision joined at the age of 15 a band called The Quarrymen in 1958, which became in 1960 The Beatles. Beside the many hits, which were composed mainly by John Lennon und Paul McCartney, also George Harrision wrote some classics like „While My Guitar Gently Weeps“ (1968), „Here Comes the Sun“ and „Something“ (both 1969). After the break-up in 1970, George Harrison concentrated more on his solo career. After his two albums „Wonderwall Music“ (1968) and „Electronic Sound “ (1969) his third effort „All Things must Pass“ (3-LP-Set) marked his first solo work after the official end of The Beatles. This triple set features also the hit „My Sweet Lord“ (released in November 1970). In 1971 George Harrison organised the charity event „Concert for Bangladesh„, which took place on the 1st August 1971 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Beside his music career, George Harrison worked also as a film producer. In 1978 he co-founded „HandMade Films„, which produced the classic „Monty Pyhton’s Life of Brian“ (1979).


In 2011, the documentary „George Harrison: Living in the Material World“ by film director Martin Scorsese war released, which earned six nominations at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards and winning two Emmy Awards for „Outstanding Nonfiction Special“ and „Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming“.

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Music Diary – 12th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 12th September!

 Johnny Cash (26th February 1932 – 12th September 2003)

Johnny Cash (26th February 1932 – 12th September 2003)

The 12th September 2003 is one of the saddest days in music history: The Man in BlackJohn R. „Johnny“ Cash, died at the age of 71 years in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cash was well known as the outstanding Country musician, but he was quite more than this. He knew no borders and especially his last albums, the legendary „American Recordings„, which were produced by Rick Rubin, prove that.


Beside his many hits like „Ring of Fire“ (which was written by his later wife June Carter), „I walk the Line„, „Folsom Prison Blues“ or “ A Boy named Sue“ the two jailhouse recordings „At Folsom Prison“ (1968) and „At San Quentin“ (1969) are still classics and timeless albums.

In 2004/2005 James Mangold directed the biographical film „Walk the Line“ based on the early life and career of Johnny Cash with Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash.

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Music Diary – 9th March

Welcome ot my Music Diary – today for the 9th March!

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On the 9th March 1991, the British Punk band The Clash had their only No.1 single in the UK with the reissue of „Should I Stay Or Should I Go„. Due to the Levi’s television ad, the song became a huge hit.

The song was written in 1981 and originally released in 1982 on the LP „Combat Rock„. The lead vocals were sung by Mick Jones, while the Spanish backing vocals were sung by Joe Strummer and Joe Ely.

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Music Diary – 21st August

Welcome to my music diary – today for the 21st August!

Joe Strummer (1952 – 2002)

In 1952 Mr. John Graham Mellor was born in Ankara, Turkey. He was better known as Joe Strummer, who fronted the legendary punkers The Clash from 1976 until the break up in 1985. After that Joe Strummer started a successful solo career and founded his band The Mescaleros. On the 22nd December 2002 Joe Strummer passed away at the age of only 50 years. He died in his home at Broomfield in Somerset, the victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

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Music Diary – 19th August

Welcome to another entry in my personal music diary!

Back in 2004 I bought a very interesting benefit sampler called „Free The West Memphis 3„.

freewestBands and musicians like Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Supersuckers, Joe Strummer, Eddie Vedder, Mark Lanegan or Nashville Pussy contributed for this release.

About the story (from wikipedia):
The West Memphis Three are three men who were tried and convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment. During the trial, the prosecution asserted that the children were killed as part of a Satanic ritual. A number of documentaries have been based on the case, and celebrities and musicians have held fund raisers in the belief that they are innocent. (continue reading here)

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