Hendrix was not very popular in the U.S.A. at the outset of his musical career, only later gaining recognition after taking a trip to England in 1966 with The Animals’ Chas Chandler, where he subsequently formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. While The Experience quickly became popular in England, they remained relatively unrecognised outside the country. It was not until their 1967 performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in the States that The Experience became, quite literally overnight, one of the most popular bands of the era.931 WXRT CHICAGO,wxrt chicago,xrt radio,93xrt
The Black Crowes are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band formed 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States that has sold over 15 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as “The Most Rock N’ Roll Rock N’ Roll Band In The World” The band has toured with acts such as Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Jimmy Page, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Oasis and Lenny Kravitz. The Crowes are listed at #92 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of hard rock”. 931 XRT The Black Crowes 931 WXRT
931 XRT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is a rock band formed in 1976 from Gainesville, Florida, USA and led by Tom Petty. Petty has been supported by his band, The Heartbreakers, for the majority of his career. He has occasionally released solo work, as was the case with his 2006 album Highway Companion on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself. However, members of The Heartbreakers have played on each of his solo albums and the band has always backed him when touring in support of those albums. 931 XRT
http://fb.bandpage.com/PaulSwitch Paul Switch Singer Songwriter, Guitarist. Paul Switch began his career in Chicago Illinois at the age of 19 Switch started cutting heads at the famous Checkerboard lounge. Switch was voted 10 years consecutively Chicago’s finest guitarist by the Illinois entertainer. 931 WXRT CHICAGO PAUL SWITCH
931 WXRT CHICAGO R.E.M. Athens, Georgia, United States (1980 – 2011) R.E.M. were an alternative rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, United States in 1980. The band originally consisted of Michael Stipe (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar, mandolin), Mike Mills (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Bill Berry (drums). Berry retired from the band in October 1997 after having suffered a brain aneurysm in 1995.
Muddy would have been ninety- nine years old today, had he not died on April 30 in 1983. Ninety- nine years ago he was born in abject poverty, like almost all African Americans born in the state of Mississippi in 1913. He was raised to farm, to work in a cotton field, to drive a tractor, maybe to preach, certainly to take care of his family and stay in debt for the rest of his life.931 WXRT CHICAGO Muddy Waters © 2012 Breton Littlehales.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band originally formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name “The New Yardbirds”, based on Page’s previous band, The Yardbirds. The band formed when Jimmy Page (guitar) recruited Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music. However, the band’s individualistic style drew from many sources and transcends any one genre.931 WXRT CHICAGO Led Zeppelin
I tumbled upon this song the other day. What a chill song. Exactly what you need on a sunday. M83 have a lot of other good stuff. I also noticed the cover design, and decided that it was worth checking out on google. What I found was a lovely collection of design. Design as chill as its music. They really found the right way to communicate their spirit. Its sensitive, alive and cute and weird at the same time.931 WXRT CHICAGO M83 931xrt.com
http://fb.bandpage.com/PaulSwitch 931 WXRT CHICAGO Paul Switch 2012 song of the year
U2: The world’s greatest rock band. Time magazine called them Rock’s Hottest Ticket a decade ago and this still holds true. Many people believe that you haven’t lived until you’ve not just attended, but experienced a live U2 concert. Their stage presence and music is phenomenal. Their songs are tremendous live or studio-recorded! Enjoy! Note that some songs are still being added to complete the list but it’s still very worthy. 931 WXRT CHICAGO U2
Radiohead is a British rock band from Oxford. Their current moniker, ‘Radiohead’, was taken from the song ‘Radio Head’ by Talking Heads, whose album Remain in Light (1980) is a band favorite and major influence on their Kid A (2000). The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, rhythm guitar and keyboards), (guitars, vocals), Jonny Greenwood (guitars, keyboards, Ondes Martenot, and other electronics), his brother Colin Greenwood (bass guitar), and Phil Selway (drums and percussion). Yorke and J. Greenwood are chiefly responsible for songwriting, most often with Yorke originating songs and Greenwood building on them. The band’s early influences include artists such as Elvis Costello, the Pixies, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., U2, Talking Heads, The Beatles, The Smiths, and Mancunian post-punk acts The Fall, Joy Division, and Magazine. Later influences include German art-rock band Can, electronic artists such as Autechre, and jazz artists such as Charles Mingus and Miles Davis.931 WXRT CHICAGO Radiohead
Sting first rose to fame as part of the legendary rock group The Police before becoming a successful solo artist. With The Police, he released the popular hits “Roxanne,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “Every Breath You Take.” As a solo artists, he found chart success with such singles as “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” and “Fields of Gold.” Sting has been an active human rights advocate .931 WXRT CHICAGO STING 931wxrt.com