The Geneva Opera House
The Curator and I met up with some New York friends to take in a Lyle Lovett concert in Geneva, New York. The show took place in Geneva’s 125 year old opera house. The beautiful venue was packed to the balcony.
Lyle Lovett, photo credit: world wide web
Lovett and Shawn Colvin gave a very good show. The two musicians went back and forth singing their songs, with some spirited discussions between songs. It was obvious that Lovett & Colvin had a lot of history together.
Pioneer rock & roller, Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr has died. From 1950 through the early 1960’s, Domino had over three dozen Top 40 hits, 23 gold records, and sold over 65 million singles.
The New Orleans artist, with his Cajun accent and boogie-woogie piano, had a style all his own. Elvis Presley once said, ” …Rock ’n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Let’s face it: I can’t sing it like Fats Domino can. I know that.”
Domino was 89.
Fats playing the Carib Theatre, Kingston in 1961
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn.”
RIP Traveling Poet
Gregg Allman at the keyboard and his brother Duane on guitar in 1971
The world has lost another musician and an incredibly unique voice. Gregg Allman, co founder of the Allman Brothers Band has passed away. A band that was constantly tied to tragedy, starting with Duane’s death in 1971 from a motorcycle crash, the Allman Brothers pioneered “southern rock”. It should be noted that the band members themselves tried to distance themselves from that term. “I’d rather be known as a progressive band from the South,” said guitarist Dickie Betts. Their live performances were the best in the business.
Gregg Allman was 69. RIP.
January 8th is Elvis’ birthday. The King of Rock-n-Roll would have been 82.
Historians have recently claimed to find documents stating that Darth Vader was also born on this date, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Happy 90th birthday to Chuck Berry. A truly one of a kind artistic talent, whose wonderful, visual lyrics and guitar prowess transformed multiple generations.
To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen: “You may have never seen a ‘coffee-colored Cadillac’, but you know exactly what one looks like.”