Month: July 2016

Her footprints make you follow

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

July 31

July 31 2016.jpg1966: The blues-rock supergroup Cream plays its first major gig at Windsor, England’s Jazz and Blues Festival. Baker. Bruce. Clapton. God, what a group.


Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

July 28

July 28 2016.jpg1975: Bob Dylan is in the studio for the first session on the album Desire. On Romance in Durango, he’s joined by Eric Clapton on dobro. On Abandoned Love (which won’t make it onto the LP that is released in January 1976), Emmylou Harris plays steel guitar. Desire will reach #1 on the U.S. LP chart and #3 in the U.K.It is certified double platinum. Abandoned Love is left off Desire in favor of the ballad Joey. Abandoned Love is released in 1985 on Biograph.

She’ll unease you

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

July 20

Kim Carnes1945: Kim Carnes is born in Pasadena, California. In the late 1960s she is a member of the New Christy Minstrels (along with husband Dave Ellingson and Kenny Rogers). Her biggest hit is the million-selling record Bette Davis Eyes. Carnes’ cover of Jackie DeShannon’s 1974 song spends nine weeks at #1 in 1981.