65 years ago today, Hank Williams died. We’re still saying to Hank Williams, “How lonely does it get?” Hank Williams still hasn’t answered yet. Read Lydia Loveless in MAGNET on Williams, Loretta Lynn, Elvis Costello, the Ramones, Laura Jane Grace, the Replacements, Ke$ha, Echo & The Bunnymen and more:
Happy 60th birthday Grandmaster Flash. Don’t get excited, but it’s gonna be the best birthday party in history.
Happy birthday to J.D. Salinger. We don’t exactly know what we mean by that, but we mean it. Read Delta Spirit in MAGNET on Salinger:
Happy birthday Andy Gill (Gang Of Four). Don’t return the gift. Read Andy in MAGNET on having a pint of Adnams Broadside in Ye Olde Mitre:
Happy birthday Andy Summers (Police). Omegaman.
40 years ago today, the Runaways played their final show at Daly City, Calif.’s Cow Palace, while less than 10 miles away, San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom closed its doors with an eight-hour show by the Grateful Dead, New Riders Of The Purple Sage and the Blues Brothers. And now … we bid you goodnight.
Happy birthday Paul Westerberg (Replacements). Do whatever makes you happy. Photo for MAGNET by Christian Lantry. Read our classic 2002 cover story:
45 years ago today, AC/DC made its live debut at Sydney’s Chequers Bar, while Journey made its at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Let there be rock any way you want it.
Happy 75th birthday Pete Quaife (Kinks). R.I.P. God bless the village green. Pixies, Spoon, Neko Case, Okkervil River, of Montreal, Robyn Hitchcock, Rhett Miller, the Apples In Stereo, the Wrens, Mac McCaughan, the Mekons and more pick their fave Kinks songs in MAGNET:
Happy birthday Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones of the Monkees. Another pleasant valley Sunday. Read the Smoking Popes in MAGNET on the band: