Adeli’s Music Blog

In Tribute: George Harrison

Posted in music by adeli on February 25, 2009

Today, Feb. 25, 2009, would’ve been George Harrison’s 66th birthday. He was the lead guitarist of The Beatles and crafted some of the group’s songs, including While My Guitar Gently Weeps, the love song Something, the psychedelic Blue Jay Way, Within You Without You (no other Beatle performs on this song; George plays the sitar), and the gem Here’s Comes The Sun.

His solo work showed off his song writing skills and his stellar guitar talent. His triple album masterpiece All Things Must Pass includes such hits as My Sweet Lord, If Not For You, What Is Life, Isn’t It A Pity, and the title track.

Other notable songs from his solo catalog include All Those Years Ago (dedicated to Lennon after his murder), Give Me Love, When We Was Fab, I Got My Mind Set On You.

His posthumously-released album Brainwashed and his work as part of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys are highly recommended as well.

Ziggy Stardust Debut

Posted in music by adeli on February 11, 2009

On February 11, 1972, David Bowie performed as Ziggy Stardust for the first time in Tollworth, England. His persona coincided with the release of Bowie’s concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Some of the songs that appeared on that album are:

Ziggy Stardust

It Ain’t Easy

Hang on to Yourself

Moonage Daydream

Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Lady Stardust