July 22, 1989 – Courtney Love marries her first husband, James Moreland, who is the singer of the band Leaving Trains. The marriage ends with an annulment only three months later, after Love is allegedly forced to have an abortion due to her drug abuse. Love says that “Moreland was a transvestite and that their marriage was a joke,” and Moreland contends … Continue reading CDJ Today: July 22 in Classic Rock
June 15, 1967 – Peter Green leaves the John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and goes on to form Fleetwood Mac with bandmate John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. Backstage Access:Remembering Peter Green Classic Rock Birthdays June 15, 1957 – Brad Gillis, guitar, vocals (Night Ranger)June 15, 1946 – Noddy Holder (born Neville John Holder), vocals (Slade)June 15, 1951 – Steve Walsh, vocals (Kansas)June 15, 1963 – Scott Rockenfield, drums (Queensrÿche)June 15, 1941 – Harry Nilsson, vocals (d. 1994)June 15, 1943 – Muff Winwood (born Mervyn Winwood), bass, producer (The Spencer … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 15 in Classic Rock
January 15, 1977 – David Bowie releases Low. Co-produced with Tony Visconti, it’s the first of three albums produced with the help of Brian Eno. January 15, 2010 -Jimmy Page is awarded the first ever Pathways to Peace Award by the United Nations. “Although this award has my name on it, this is a tribute to the power of music and … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 15 in Classic Rock
In Steve Winwood Greatest Hits Live: All Access, Steve Winwood tells the stories behind the greatest hits from his career as a solo artist, with Traffic, Blind Faith and the Spencer Davis Group. Due out September 1st, Winwood Greatest Hits Live is a 2CD/4LP collection sourced from Steve Winwood’s personal archives of live performances. With … Continue reading Listen: Steve Winwood Greatest Hits Live All Access
Steve Winwood is so talented, and gifted I might add, that in May of 2012 when he posted an incredible sounding video of himself singing “Can’t Find My Way Home” solo acoustic, sitting by a fireplace, a huge controversy arose in the industry and amongst fans if indeed Steve was singing live or if he … Continue reading Steve Winwood — Talent, Talent, and… More Talent!
On August 13, 1986, Steve Winwood visited NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman, performing his solo hit at the time, “Higher Love,” as well as “Gimme Some Lovin’,” which was a hit for the Spencer David Group twenty years prior. Watch the video below. Both tunes appear on Winwood Greatest Hits Live, a career retrospective … Continue reading Flashback: Steve Winwood Performs on Late Night in August 1986
On September 1st, Steve Winwood will release his first ever live album as a solo artist, a 2CD/4LP collection sourced from Winwood’s personal archives of live performances. The 23-song tracklist, hand picked by Winwood, includes the 1986 “Back in the High Life Again,” the official video for which can be seen below. “I wrote this … Continue reading Watch Steve Winwood’s New Live Video for “Back In The High Life Again”