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Throwback Thursday: Janis Joplin

Throwback Thursday: Janis Joplin

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re marking the 42nd anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death with a set of classic Joplin songs. Few artists have left as indelible a mark on music as Janis Joplin.  She cleared the way for female musicians to have more opportunities in music than ever before and is considered an idol […]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating Bryan Ferry’s 67th birthday with a set of Roxy Music songs. I didn’t really become familiar with any of Bryan Ferry’s work, whether with Roxy Music or solo until I began working at WERS.  Fortunately for me, we play a lot of it.  Soon enough, I had listened […]

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

Throwback Thursday: Leonard Cohen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from Leonard Cohen to celebrate his 78th birthday, which is this Friday. Lou Reed, when inducting Leonard Cohen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, described him as part of the “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters.”  It would be hard to argue with […]

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

Throwback Thursday: Johnny Cash

This week, we’re playing a set of covers of Johnny Cash songs for Throwback Thursday. Johnny Cash’s career spanned about half a century and included over 1,ooo songs and dozens of albums.  His incredible body of work crossed genres and tastes and influenced countless artists.  His early period is associated with rockabilly and rock and […]

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

Throwback Thursday: Art Garfunkel

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are highlighting Art Garfunkel who has recently released “The Singer,” a career-spanning retrospective album. Growing up, I have to admit that I always thought that Simon & Garfunkel were, for lack of a better word, pretty lame.  That changed the first time I watched The Graduate.  Featured heavily on the […]

Throwback Thursday: “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe”

Throwback Thursday:  “Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we will be playing a few tracks off of the forthcoming Nick Lowe tribute album Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe. Throughout Nick Lowe’s nearly half-century long career he’s pulled on many influences.  Part of what makes his music so special and versatile is the fact that it can’t really […]

Throwback Thursday: “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

Throwback Thursday:  “A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’ll be playing a few tracks from the recently released Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Produced by the same team as last year’s excellent Rave On Buddy Holly, this new tribute album is just as inspired.  It features some truly beautiful moments, such as […]

Throwback Thursday: Barry Tashian, The Remains

Throwback Thursday: Barry Tashian, The Remains

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Barry Tashian’s recent birthday with a set of tunes from legendary Boston garage band The Remains. Led by guitarist and vocalist Barry Tashian, The Remains hit the Boston scene in the mid-1960s.  As legend has it, the lines to get into their shows at The Rathskeller, the […]

Throwback Thursday: Garth Hudson, The Band

Throwback Thursday: Garth Hudson, The Band

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating Garth Hudson’s birthday with a set of songs from The Band. It probably would not be hard to argue that among most circles there’s at least a few members of The Band – Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and Rick Danko, at least – who are better known than […]

Throwback Thursday: Queen

Throwback Thursday: Queen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Roger Taylor’s birthday with a set of Queen songs. In early 1970, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of the band Smile were encouraged by a 24 year old Farrokh Bulsara to change their name to “Queen” following the departure of their bassist, Tim Staffell.  Bulsara […]

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