Discussion in 'Blazers OT Forum' started by tlongII, Aug 24, 2021.
Damn. One of the most underrated drummers in music. This one hurts.
I'm going to see The Stones in LA in October. Definitely won't be the same.
Man this sucks....RIP Charlie...he put the Roll in Rock
If there's a rock and roll heaven
Then you know they've got a hell of a band
How about the late 50s.
4 years ago, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino died. After Little Richard died 1 year ago, I read that there were 2 greats left from the 50s, Don Everly and Jerry Lee Lewis. Since Saturday, it's been just Jerry Lee. In chronological order from 1957-62:
Bye Bye Love
Wake Up Little Susie
All I Have to Do is Dream
Devoted to You
(Till) I Kissed You
Walk Right Back
Crying in the Rain
If you toted around your new-fangled transistor radio, no vacuum tubes anymore, in the 60s, 70s, and oldies radio in the 80s, every rock & roll station played one of those 11 songs like, every hour.
I had a one transistor radio back in the early 60s. However, some of those songs you listed came well before the one transistor radio.
Yes, 1957 was a little too early. I still have my Sony from about 1962, in its removable cover. It probably still works, unless it contains a decayed battery. No moving parts. This is the first time in 50 years that it has occurred to me to look at it and turn it on.
Before that, when I was a tiny tike, I had a radio that had no batteries and used no power. I used to use our iron bed frame as an antenna which I would attach to my little crystal radio by an alligator clip. There was enough juice in the airwaves to produce an audible sound in my tiny ear bud.
I'm listening through my crystal right now. My friend always sits right behind me.
I tried to build one when I was in the Boy Scouts. It employed a "Cat's Whisker" as a diode and a crystal for tuning. I never could do it, though. The one I used was commercially made and it's internals were encased in a red and white plastic rocket ship and I had it before going into the Boy Scouts.
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