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This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This Week In Music History: Sept. 23-27

This week in music history is full of birthdays (i.e. Avril Lavigne) and debuts, but here are some of the most influential events that took place this week in music history! Born this week, on September 23rd, 1930, was the legendary Ray Charles. One of the most prolific rhythm & blues and soul artists of […]

Throwback Thursday: Derek and the Dominos

Throwback Thursday: Derek and the Dominos

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Derek and the Dominos to commemorate the aniversary of their debut live performance. Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock group formed by guitar legend Eric Clapton in 1970 after  gaining fame as a member of bands like the Yardbirds, Cream, […]

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

As the week comes to a rainy conclusion, it’s time for This Week In Music History! This day in 1969 marks the debut of British supergroup Blind Faith.  Consisting of Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), and  Ric Grech (Family), Blind Faith was one of the world’s first […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

It’s a big week for birthdays in music this week in history, with some big WERS artists getting older, wiser, and closer to another four-disc career retrospective release. With Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones, and Eric Clapton all sharing a common birthday tomorrow and Richard Thompson, Muddy Waters, and Billie Holiday all ringing one in this […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy TGI music history Friday! On this day in 1966 The Yardbirds made their U.S. debut deplaning in New York for their first two American gigs. Both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck came along for the adventure as lead guitarists, however, Beck quit after just two performances. With an all-star line-up that included Beck […]

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To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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