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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:01pm
JJ Cale

We’re kicking off a new feature on Rhino.com, one where we explore the artists who have been influenced by other artists, and since today would’ve been J.J. Cale’s 78th birthday, it seems only appropriate to begin by spotlighting Mr. Cale and arguably the most famous of the musicians to have been influenced by his work: Eric Clapton.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/2kzrNbAKQfghV2xZste2Aw
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 2:11pm
This Day In
29 years ago today, The Jesus and Mary Chain took a pass on a chance at gaining a slightly larger American fanbase because they refused to concede to a demand by CBS.
https://open.spotify.com/album/2t1hVEwp82QebO7lq21Vto
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:42am
This Day In
As we sit on the precipice of Donald Trump’s presidency, now would seem to be a very good time to reminisce about how Led Zeppelin and Barack Obama were hanging out together exactly four years ago today.
https://open.spotify.com/user/ledzeppelin/playlist/4Tpa0M0JpNF5FVDoddUToF
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:38am
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd [Deluxe]    
49 years ago today, The Monkees were sitting atop the Billboard 200 with their fourth album, thereby providing the group with their fourth consecutive chart-topping LP. Sadly, the streak would stop there, but four #1 albums in a row is nothing to sneeze at.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0hYCs5ttzuQcu86VPCEsXF
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:06pm
John Densmore
Today is the birthday of John Densmore, drummer for The Doors, and given our pride in the band’s back catalog, you probably knew we were going to pay tribute to him with a post. Thing is, we already spotlighted some of his non-Doors project for his last birthday, so we thought, “What can we do different this year?” Instead, we decided to spotlight six Doors covers that you might not have heard. Here’s hoping at least a few of these are new to you!
https://open.spotify.com/user/thedoorsofficial/playlist/4jRUuLYXGwQGZniY9ZgGrC
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:04pm
12-Pack: Bette Midler

It’s Bette Midler’s birthday today, and if you’ve noticed that we’ve upped our usual Six-Pack piece to a 12-Pack in this instance, well, what can we say? If you can’t double-up for the divine Miss M, then who can you double up for? As it happens, it was a pretty easy decision to make, not to mention a pretty easy piece to put together, as we decided to spotlight 12 songs that you may not have realized that Bette Midler cover.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/7EjzdgDKO9NiubvdSSAfzR
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 3:07pm
Happy 40th: Leo Sayer, ENDLESS FLIGHT

40 years ago this month, Leo Sayer released the album that found him asking him how much love you needed, telling you when he needed you, and informing you in no uncertain terms that you made him feel like dancing.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1d79WI0e5XKTpBymbKADDQ
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 2:12pm
Happy Anniversary: The Jesus & Mary Chain, PSYCHOCANDY

31 years ago this month, The Jesus and Mary Chain released their debut studio album, which might well explain why the two stalwarts of the band – brothers Jim and William Reid – chose this month to announce that they’re on the verge of releasing their first new album in 18 years.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2t1hVEwp82QebO7lq21Vto