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Music History July 5

BORN ON JULY 5 1913 – Smiley Lewis, New Orleans rhythm and blues musician (d. 1966) 1938 – Ronnie Self, American rockabilly singer and songwrite (d. 1981) 1943 – Robbie Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, (The Band) 1950 – Huey…

Music History July 4

BORN ON JULY 4 1938 – Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and producer 1940 – Dave Rowberry, English pianist and songwriter (The Animals) (d. 2003) 1943 – Alan Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Canned Heat) (d. 1970) 1946 – David McWilliams,…

Danzig and Wu-Tang Clan Play Iconic Albums at Riot Fest

Last month, organizers behind Chicago’s Riot Fest (September 15-17 at Douglas Park) unveiled eight of the ten influential albums to be played in full by select artists, and today they’ve announced the final two: Danzig III: How the Gods Kill…

Music History June 30

BORN ON JUNE 30 1892 – Bo Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mississippi Sheiks) (d. 1962) 1936 – Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002) 1940 – Mark Spoelstra, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007) 1943 – Florence…