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Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for July 1st

Today it’s two of the Sixties most iconic albums and much-deserved props for one of the all-time blues masters

Willie Dixon
Willie Dixon on the double-bass, early 1960’s concert. (Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

7/01/1967 (48 years ago today) – It’s the first of 15 weeks-in-a-row for The Beatles as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” rules the charts heading into the legendary ‘Summer of Love. For John, Paul, George and Ringo, it is their 10th U.S. No. 1 album.

7/01/1968 (42 years ago today)The Band release their debut album “Music From Big Pink”. Recorded in New York and L.A. right after they backed-up Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour, “Big Pink” is widely regarded as a landmark/masterpiece for its then-pioneering blend(s) of country, rock, folk, classical and R&B. “The Weight”, “Chest Fever”, “I Shall Be Released”, “This Wheel’s On Fire”…nice work that has held up brilliantly.

7/01/1915 – Born on this day, the “poet laureate of the blues”, Willie Dixon. It is not an overstatement to point out that the sound of The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin are completely unimaginable without him — “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, “Little Red Rooster”, “Back Door Man”, “I’m Ready”, “You Shook Me”, etc.; Willie is credited with writing over 500 songs before he passed away January 29th, 1992. Pretty much what they mean when someone says “influential”. Yeah, just a little…

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“Gypsy woman told my mama/Befo’ I was born/Got a boy child comin’/Gon’ be a son-of-a-gun…”, xoxo!


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