Zimmy on the cheap -- 'Tis the season for Chicago -- A birthday for one of the more truly unbelievable guitar talents...

Bob's first concert in three years; Isle of Wight, England, 1969. (Keystone/Getty Images)

12/13/1969 (48 years ago today) - There was once a time when it meant something: Bob Dylan is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, on sale for 35 cents! It was Zimmy's first interview ever with the then-influential publication...

12/13/1975 (42 years ago today) - Chicago starts a five-week run at No. 1 with "Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits". This one ended up under alotta Christmas trees, and with good reason: it was an actual album that actually featured actual greatest hits(!!!), what a concept: "25 Or 6 To 4", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Colour My World", "Just You 'n Me", "Saturday In The Park", "Feelin' Stronger Every Day", "Beginnings", a slick hits collection that contained no filler, harder to find than you might think, but this is one of 'em...

12/13/1948 - Happy Birthday to one of the best of the best, guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, 69 years old today. Jeff's unparalleled skills, especially as a soloist, have been put to good use on classic LP's by Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, but did you know...?...: he started out in the mid-Sixties playing in the Jimi Hendrix-led Jimmy James & The Blue Flames! Since the 1980's (post-Doobs-and-Dan), he's been one of the greatest axe-men for hire in the business, recording with Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Little Feat, Carly Simon, Bryan Adams and Ringo Starr to name but a few. That's when he's not working as a defense consultant for the U.S. military (apparently his IQ and scientific knowledge of missiles is way, way up-and-out there). Interesting dude...

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