Michael McDonald–I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time Your Near) (1982)

Sunday was Michael McDonald’s 65th birthday, and wanted to take a moment to recall a few things that we have in common. No…I’ve never met the man, but he hails from Ferguson, Missouri which is in the northern part of the St. Louis metro area. I was raised in High Ridge, Missouri which is in more

Roberta Flack–The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1972)

Roberta Flack turns 80 today…. She had graduated from Howard University in late 50’s as one of the youngest to ever graduate from that establishment (she was 19 at the time) and had planned to continue on to graduate studies in classical piano and voice. However, the death of her father put her in a more

10cc–Art for Art’s Sake (1975)

Off of the album “How Dare You” which was the last album with the original band…

Eric Stewart– lead guitar, lead vocal, backing vocals, electric and acoustic piano, six string and fuzz bass

Graham Gouldman– electric guitars, backing vocals, cow bell, tambourine

Lol Creme — electric guitars, second lead and backing vocals, maracas, Moog synthesizer, Recorder

Kevin Godley–drums, backing vocals, temple blocks

The Beatles–I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1964)

It was today in 1964 that The Beatles landed in New York City unaware that this was to be the beginning of the British Invasion. The common thinking today is that the boys landed at the airport, played on the Ed Sullivan show, charmed everyone around them and it all started from that point. Although more

David Bowie–The Width of a Circle (1970)

Often I will feature songs that are of interest, but don’t really have a lot to say about it. Tonight we get things going with “The Width of a Circle” which was the lead track from the 1970 album, “The Man Who Sold the World”. The lineup on this song include:

Bowie: lead vocals, acoustic guitar

Miek Ronson: electric guitar, backing vocals

Tony Visconti: bass guitar, backing vocals

Woody Woodmansey: drums

 

 

Carole King–Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (1971)

A few weeks ago, I began thinking about the subject of this, the first blog in this new incarnation of “The Rock and Roll Omnibus. As you will see over time, the decision to write about one song or another will depend on many factors. Sometimes however, it’s just something that gets stuck in my more