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  • Day In Music: Les Paul 6-9-11

    Day In Music: Les Paul 6-9-11
    June 9, 1915 - Les Paul was born, one of the creators of the electric guitar.
  • Steve and Johnnie Show Schedule for June 13th - 17th, 2011

    Don't forget, in addition to this blog, some of the other places we hang out in cyberspace include on SteveAndJohnnie.com, on our Facebook page, on Twitter, on the SteveAndJohnnieShow's YouTube Channel, on our Yahoo Group and, believe it or not, there...
  • He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll

    He put the 'wah' in rock 'n' roll
    You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
  • A member of Gene Vincent's band describes joining Rock Hall of Fame

    A member of Gene Vincent's band describes joining Rock Hall of Fame
    "I’m coming down off the cloud. It'll take me a few days, but I expect I’ll get there," said 71-year-old drummer Dickie Harrell, who, as part of Gene Vincent's original band, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame on Saturday. A number of...
  • Zerg Rush Easter egg and other great time wasters from Google

    Zerg Rush Easter egg and other great time wasters from Google
    Google's Zerg Rush is a gift to all of us who believe that not every minute spent at work should be used in productive pursuits. If you have a few minutes to spare, try typing the words "zerg rush" into Google from the search engine's homepage. Then...
  • Guitar History To Hit Auction Block

    Guitar History To Hit Auction Block
    Most musicians, and many non musicians have some idea of who Les Paul is and what he played. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin back in 1915, he was known as the father of the electric guitar. He truly revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar, and...
  • 2012: The Year the Music Died (So Far)

    2012: The Year the Music Died (So Far)
    It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
  • Our Picks: Sunday jazz in Fairfield County

    Our Picks: Sunday jazz in Fairfield County
    You don't have to train it to the big city to hear some great jazz on a Sunday evening. Here are a couple of world class performers that are bringing their talents to the quiet reaches of inland Fairfield County. Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub: Sarah's...
  • Runner-up 3

    "Dodger Stadium?" the gray-haired cabbie said. "The freeways are gonna be packed." "Use Sunset," Palmieri said. "It'll take us straight down." Palmieri had never heard of a cabbie complain about taking the scenic route on the Strip. It was time to dial...
  • Fire risk is part of life in Twin Lakes, say residents of canyon near Porter Ranch

    Fire risk is part of life in Twin Lakes, say residents of canyon near Porter Ranch
    October in Twin Lakes is the season Anna Cox backs her car into the driveway so she can escape quickly. Santa Anas come out of the passes hard there, and in the 23 years she's lived in the canyon, fire has strafed her community too many times to...
  • Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll

    Les Paul dies at 94; guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll
    Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle. Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...