Now here's a gig someone should have recorded -- Classic '70's No. 1 LP, almost perfect, really -- Born on this date, an artist we never ever could have done without, that's a fact...

(Courtesy of Blue Sky/CBS Records)

4/4/1968 (50 years ago today) - From the "Can you even imagine?" Dept.: Following the news of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, New York City's New Generation Club is the setting for an all-night session of blues, folk and rock featuring Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Guy and Al Kooper. We'll take that table over in the corner near the stage, thank you very much...

4/4/1970 (48 years ago today) - You had it on 8-track, too: Neil Young's first studio effort with Crosby, Stills and Nash goes 'Boom!' when "Deja Vu" hits No. 1 on the Billboard chart -- Having three Top Ten singles doesn't hurt none either: "Teach Your Children", "Our House" and "Woodstock" will go on to become radio standards -- Y'know what's amazing about this record is that it doesn't sound dated at all, a clue as to how good these guys really were...

4/4/1913 - Born on this date, blues legend and American music icon Muddy Waters -- The catalog of recordings that Mr. McKinley Morganfield left behind {especially from the 1950's} still astounds -- "Mannish Boy", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Can't Be Satisfied" and too many more to list here -- Just the facts, ma'am: (1) His tour of England in 1959 was the inspiration for the entire British R&B movement that followed; (2) The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Cream, The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny Winter, et al...pretty much owe their careers to the wake of Muddy Waters' magnificent impact. Look it up...

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