About: Rap-styled alternative funk-rock group based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Active: 1983- Members: Anthony Kiedes (v), Michael “Flea” Balzay (b: 83-), Hillel Slovak (g: 84-88; died of a heroin overdose on 6/25/88 at age 26), Jack Irons (d: 84-88), John Frusciante (g: 88-92, 99-09), Zander Schloss (b: 92), Arik Marshall (d: 92), Jesse Tobias (d: 92), Dave Navarro (g: 94-97), Chad Smith (d: 95-; Chickenfoot), Josh Klinghoffer (g: 2009-)
Give It Away (1991)
Under the Bridge (1992)
Scar Tissue (1999)
Dani California (2006)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (produced by Rick Rubin, 1991)
Californication (produced by Rick Rubin, 1999)
By the Way (produced by Rick Rubin, 2002)
Stadium Arcadium (produced by Rick Rubin, 2006)
Dirrty (2002) – see Christina Aguilera
There’s a Long, Long Trail (1915) – see James F. Harrison
Keep the Home Fires Burning (1916) – see James F. Harrison
Born: Jerry Reed Hubbard on 3/20/1937 Died: 9/1/2008
American country singer and guitarist.
Born: 9/26/1925 Died: 8/29/1976
Blues singer and guitarist.
Big Boss Man (1961)
Bright Lights, Big City (year?)
I’m Jimmy Reed (1958)
Born: Louis Firbank on 3/2/1942 in Long Island, NY Died: 10/27/2013
Experimental rock singer/songwriter who established himself as “The Godfather of Punk” with art-rock group The Velvet Underground in the late 1960s before going solo in the 1970s.
Walk on the Wild Side (1973)
Perfect Day (w. Lou Reed, recorded by various artists, 1997)
Lou Reed (1972)
New York (1989)
Songs for Drella (with John Cale, 1990)
The DMDB Blog:
Lou Reed, 1942-2013: He Taught Rock to Walk on the Wild Side (10/27/13)
Born: 8/20/1923 Died: 7/31/1964
He'll Have to Go (1959)
About: R&B singer who got her start as a secretary with Motown.
Born: 7/18/1941 Died:
Heat Wave (1963)
Dancing in the Street (1964)
The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombation in 12 Bursts (1997)
Gregorio Cortez (1929)
Music for 18 Musicians (1978)
with Mel Brooks – 2000 and Thirteen (1973) comedy
Born: Jean Reinhardt 1/23/1910 in Belgium Died: 5/16/1953
Pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer. Invented a new style of jazz guitar technique sometimes known as “hot” jazz guitar.
Djangology (Quintette of the Hot Club of France featuring Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, 1935)
Nuages (Django Reinhardt with Stéphane Grappelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France) (1946)
Born: 10/11/1897 Died: 12/18/1961
With a Song in My Heart (with Ran Weeks, 1929)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (w. Cole Porter, 1930)
Night and Day (1932) – see Fred Astaire
Paradise (with Frances Maddux, 1932)
Easter Parade (w. Irving Berlin; performed with Clifton Webb, 1933)
The Continental (You Kiss While You’re Dancing) (1934)
Cheek to Cheek (1935) – see Fred Astaire
Rock group formed in Athens, GA. Developed huge following with college audiences in the early 1980s as one of the first "alternative rock" groups. R.E.M. is the abbreviation for Rapid Eye Movement, sleep’s dream stage. Buck, Mills, and Berry worked with Warren Zevon on the one-time collaboration Hindu Love Gods in 1990.
Active: 1980- Members: Michael Stipe (v), Peter Buck (g; also in Minus 5: 95), Mike Mills (b), and Bill Berry (d: 80-98).
Radio Free Europe (1983)
It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (1987)
Losing My Religion (1991)
Man on the Moon (1992)
Everybody Hurts (1993)
Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)
Life’s Rich Pageant (1986)
Out of Time (1991)
Automatic for the People (1992)
New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
The DMDB Blog/Facebook Note(s):
R.E.M. – Top 30 Songs
I’ll Be There for You (1995)
Ridin’ the Storm Out (live) (1977)
Keep on Loving You (1980)
Hi Infidelity (1980)
I Will Dare (1984)
Bastards of Young (1985)
I’ll Be You (1989)
Let It Be (1984)
Paul Revere & the Raiders
Just Like Me (1965)
Eben E. Rexford
Deep in the Heart of Texas (1941)
Born: 12/6/1956 in Santa Monica, CA Died: 3/19/1982
Rock guitarist with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.
Bing Crosby and singing partner Al Rinker were hired in 1926 by Paul Whiteman and, along with Harry Barris they became the Rhythm Boys and gained an increasing following. The trio split from Whiteman in 1930 and helmed “I Surrender Dear” which earned Bing a CBS radio contract and launched an unsurpassed solo career.
Side by Side (1927) – see Paul Whiteman
Three Little Words (1930) – see Duke Ellington
Born: 11/10/1944 Died:
Jesus Christ Superstar (composed with Andrew Lloyd Webber, studio: 1970, cast: 1971, soundtrack: 1973)
Evita (composed with Andrew Lloyd Webber; cast, 1976)
The Lion King (1994) – see Elton John
Born: 9/30/1917 Died: 4/2/1987
American jazz drummer and orchestral leader. Considered by some to be the greatest drummer ever.
Born: 12/14/1932 Died: 7/25/1995
American country singer.
Behind Closed Doors (1973)
The Most Beautiful Girl (1973)
A Very Special Love Song (1974)
Behind Closed Doors (1973)
Born: 10/14/1940 Died:
British pop singer.
Move It (with the Drifters, 1958)
Living Doll (with the Drifters, 1959)
The Young Ones (with the Shadows, 1962)
Summer Holiday (with the Shadows, 1963)
Born: 12/18/1943 Died: Astonishingly, not yet.
Rock guitarist and songwriter with the Rolling Stones.
Born: 6/20/1949 Died:
Pop/R&B singer and songwriter (Kenny Rogers’ “Lady”) who started with the Commodores (“Three Times a Lady”, “Still”) before going solo.
Lady (w. Richie, performed by Kenny Rogers; 1980)
Endless Love (with Diana Ross, 1981)
All Night Long (All Night) (1983)
Say You, Say Me (1985)
Can’t Slow Down (1983)
Puttin' on the Ritz (1930) – see Earl Burtnett
Born: 6/1/1921 Died: 10/6/1985
Jazz/big band leader.
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (w. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, 1964)
Unchained Melody (1965)