The Leaves

The Leaves, an American ‘garage rock band’ from San Fernando CA, active from the mid-1960s through the early ’70s. They were the first artists to have a hit with Billy Roberts’ song ‘Hey Joe’ in 1966.

Texas Blues Musicians

Texas Blues – A 60-Second Primer

 Here’s your Texas Blues primer in just 60-seconds… Blind Lemon Jefferson T-Bone Walker Lightnin’ Hopkins Janis Joplin Johnny Winter Stevie Ray Vaughan Blind Lemon Jefferson Founder of the ‘Texas Blues.’ Born in Coutchman, Texas, 1893. Died in Chicago, Illinois, 1929. Recorded from 1923 to 1926 (just 4 years). Songs: Read more…

Quonset Hut

Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut

 Yes it does exist! Built in the early 1950’s by record producer Owen Bradley, the ‘Quonset Hut’ was the original Nashville recording home for Decca Records. Rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, like Buddy Holly, made their first professional recordings in Owen Bradley’s studio. Here it is… Is this WWII surplus Read more…

Bobby Vee

The Bobby Vee Story

 The Day the Music Died , The Start of a New Career Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known professionally as Bobby Vee. From Bobby Vee’s career began in the midst of tragedy. On February 3, 1959, “The Day the Music Died,” three of Read more…