Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

Troy Michael is the founder, publisher, editor, writer, minion, at Innocent Words

Riot Fest Announces Full Schedule September 15-17

Organizers behind Riot Fest (September 15-17 in Chicago’s Douglas Park) unveiled the full schedule for this year’s festival. Highlighting Friday night’s schedule is Nine Inch Nails playing on the same stage as Ministry—a band that Trent Reznor used to roadie…

Music History August 11

BORN ON AUGUST 11 1939 – Ronnie Dawson, American singer and guitarist (d. 2003) 1942 – Mike Hugg, English drummer and keyboard player (Manfred Mann and The Manfreds) 1943 – Jim Kale, Canadian bass player (The Guess Who) 1943 –…

Music History August 10

BORN ON AUGUST 10 1927 – Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist, the “King of Bluegrass” (d. 2005) 1940 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (the Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003) 1943 – Jimmy Griffin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bread) (d. 2005)…

Music History August 9

BORN ON AUGUST 9 1939 – The Mighty Hannibal, American R&B, soul and funk singer, songwriter and record producer (d. 2014) 1939 – Billy Henderson, American soul singer (The Spinners) (d. 2007) 1939 – Butch Warren, American jazz bassist (d….