Tommy’s Coffee Break Calender for Thursday, May 8th…
Today’s another reminder that somehow…someway…it always comes back to Dylan and The Beatles.
5/08/1965 – 49 years ago today, Bob Dylan filmed the legendary promo for “Subterranean Homesick Blues” in London. Remember Zimmy tossing the cue cards that had hand-written words and phrases from the song? Did you know those cue cards were written by Donovan, Allen Ginsberg and Dylan himself? One of music’s first “modern promotional film clips” was all Bob’s idea; arguably it was rock’s first music video!
5/08/1970 – 44 years ago today, The Beatles released their twelfth and final album, “Let It Be”. It was actually recorded before “Abbey Road” and originally was titled “Get Back”. The first pressings came in a deluxe-boxed edition complete with a “Get Back” book. Now that’s what you can really call a Collector’s Item!!!
5/08/1970 – Happy Birthday to the incredibly influential blues master Robert Johnson, born this date 1911. We wouldn’t have “Crossroads” by Cream or “Love In Vain” from The Rolling Stones without him. All hail!!!