This Day in Music January 7th

This Day in Music January 7th

Jan 7, 2016

January 7th was a busy day in music history:

Births

  • Paul Revere, of Paul Revere and the Raiders fame, was born on January 7, 1938. Paul Revere of American Revolutionary War fame, was born on January 1, 1735.
  • On this day in 1948: Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, Washington, but eventually settled with his family in Alhambra, California. Loggins is a singer, songwriter and one half of Loggins &

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This day in Music History December 29

This day in Music History December 29

Dec 29, 2015

On December 29, 1939 country singer Ed Bruce is born William Edwin Bruce Jr. in Keiser, Arkansas, but is raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The rich-voiced performer works as a vocalist, actor, commercial spokesman and songwriter. He is perhaps best known for penning “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”

Born on this day in Stourport-on-Severn, England in 1942: Ray Thomas, flautist and percussionist for The Moody Blues. Also born on December 29,

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This Day in Music History December 22

This Day in Music History December 22

Dec 22, 2015

Born on December 22:
In 1938, Country singer-songwriter Red Steagall is born Russell Steagall in Gainesville, Texas. He is probably best known for discovering Reba McEntire in 1975.
In 1948, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick).
And in 1949, Maurice and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees.

To the chagrin of parents everywhere, on December 22, 1958, The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song” hits #1 on its way to becoming the best-selling Christmas song of 1958.

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This Day in Music December 15

This Day in Music December 15

Dec 15, 2015

On this day in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a gas station Their son, Randall Hank Williams, would achieve fame in his own right as Hank Williams, Jr., who was born on May 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, 1952.

In 1967 in Paris, the members of The Beach Boys had their own audience with guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and learned transcendental meditation.

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Grammy Nominees at the Melody Tent

Grammy Nominees at the Melody Tent

Dec 9, 2015

A slew of 2016 Grammy Nominated stars have played at the Melody Tent in recent years. We’d like to congratulate:

Little Big Town

for their nominations for Song of the Year, Best Country Group Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album

Little Big Town at the Melody Tent

Tony Bennett

who is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.Tony Bennett 2011

Brandy Clark

for Best Country Song

Buddy Guy

nominated for Best American Roots Performance and Best Blues Album

Buddy Guy 2013

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This Day in Music History December 8th

This Day in Music History December 8th

Dec 8, 2015

Gregg Allman was born on this day in 1947. He would go on to perform solo at a sold out Melody Tent show in 2014.

On this day in Music History in 1963, Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped at gunpoint from a hotel in Lake Tahoe. He was released after his father paid out the $240,000 ransom. The kidnappers were later captured, and sentenced to long prison terms. In order to communicate with the kidnappers via a payphone the senior Sinatra carried a roll of dimes with him throughout this ordeal,

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Summer 2015 was epic under the tent

Summer 2015 was epic under the tent

Sep 2, 2015

Kids are going back to school and the summer clothes are going back in the closet. Before you start planning for the fall, let’s look back on the epic summer we had under the tent.

We kicked the summer off with a busy June. We had the Wailers and Rusted Root, Joe Nichols, Lucinda Williams, the Irish Festival featuring Gaelic Storm, Steve Miller Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Cape Symphony.

The Wailers, Rusted Root, the Adam Ezra Group at the Melody Tent in Hyannis 2015

The Wailers,

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The Best Band You’re Not Listening To

The Best Band You’re Not Listening To

Jun 12, 2015

In the age of Spotify, YouTube and internet music in general, the amount of music out there is overwhelming. That’s where we are going to step in to help in a weekly piece “The Best Band You’re Not Listening To”

This weeks Best Band That You’re Not Listening To goes to Blackberry Smoke

Hailing from Georgia, Blackberry Smoke fuses country with good old fashioned Southern Rock and the result is some of the best summer jams out right now.

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