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GUITAR LEGEND JAMES BURTON IS 79

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James Edward Burton was born in Dubberly, Louisiana.

Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an
array of notable singers, including Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson,
Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, Vince Gill and the list 
goes on.

Burton has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
since 2001. He has also
 been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall
of Fame
and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

Critic Mark Demming writes that "Burton has a well-deserved
reputation as one of the finest guitar pickers in either country
or rock, Burton is one of the best guitar players to ever touch
a fretboard."
         

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From left: Elvis Presley and James Burton.

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James Burton (left) and Ricky Nelson (center) with bassist James Kirkland.

From 1963 with James Burton on lead guitar.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded as
part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway
61 Revisited
. The song reached No. 2 in the Billboard
charts (No. 1 in Cashbox) and became a worldwide hit.

Critics have described the song as revolutionary in its
combination of different musical elements, the youthful,
cynical sound of Dylan’s voice, and the directness of the
question "How does it feel?" "Like a Rolling Stone"
completed the transformation of Dylan’s image from
folk singer to rock star, and is considered one of the
most influential compositions in postwar popular music.
(Wikipedia)

At an auction in 2014, Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to the
song fetched $2 million, a world record for a popular
music manuscript.


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SINGLES U.S. RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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"My Love" is a love song written by Paul McCartney to his first wife Linda
and was a number 1 single, spending four weeks atop
 the Billboard Hot
100
chart.  The ballad was the most successful track from the Paul
McCartney and
Wings album Red Rose Speedway (1973).     


   

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The single “Heartbreak Hotel” topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart for
seven weeks, Cashbox‘s pop singles chart for six weeks. It was No.
1 on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and went
to No. 3 on the R&B chart, becoming Presley’s first million-seller,
and one of the best-selling singles of 1956. The song reached the
top 5 of Country and best-selling singles of 1956. It also reached
the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts
simultaneously and would eventually be certified double platinum
by the
Recording Industry Association of America.

In 1995 "Heartbreak Hotel" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of
Fame
, and in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the "500
Greatest
Songs of All Time". That year it was also included in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s "500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll".

 

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Elvis Presley holding framed gold record of “Heartbreak Hotel”
while in a recording studio
.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song written and recorded originally by
Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record
Company
in 1939, under the title "Mbube" (Zulu for “lion”). The song has
earned at least $15 million in royalties from cover versions and movie
licensing in the United States..

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Solomon Popoli Linda
(1909 – October 8, 1962)

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