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 Happy Birthday Muddy

Early Life

” Although in his later years Muddy usually said that he was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi in 1915, he was actually born at Jug’s Corner in neighboring Issaquena County in 1913. Recent research has uncovered documentation showing that in the 1930s and 1940s he reported his birth year as 1913 on both his marriage license and musicians’ union card. A 1955 interview in the Chicago Defender is the earliest claim of 1915 as his year of birth, which he continued to use in interviews from that point onward. The 1920 census lists him as five years old as of March 6, 1920, suggesting that his birth year may have been 1914. The Social Security Death Index, relying on the Social Security card application submitted after his move to Chicago in the mid-1940s, lists him as being born April 4, 1913. Muddy’s gravestone gives his…

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Happy Birthday Gary

Early Life And Career

” Moore started performing at a young age, having picked up a battered acoustic guitar at the age of eight. He got his first quality guitar at the age of 14, learning to play the right-handed instrument in the standard way despite being left-handed. He moved to Dublin in 1968 at the age of 16. His early musical influences were artists such as Albert KingElvis PresleyThe Shadows and The Beatles. Later, having seen Jimi Hendrix and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in his home town of Belfast, his own style was developing into a blues-rock sound that would be the dominant form of his career in music.

Moore’s greatest influence in the early days was guitarist Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac who was a mentor to Moore when performing in Dublin. Green’s continued influence on Moore was later repaid…

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BACKSTAGE WITH THE FUMBLING MOM

With JO DEE MESSINA

 ” OK. the holidays are here. Christmas is my favorite time of year.  My house looks like the Griswalds x 10,000 .  You, literally, can see it from a plane on approach to the Nashville airport. (Not kidding, our house is on the approach flight path).

After cleaning up my sons toys, my husband and I reminded each other that, it’s only going to get worse . Christmas is coming which means there will be things added to the already unmanageable mess. New toys, clothes, household items, etc.  That was the inspiration to this song.”

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Ex-FEMA Director Brown:

‘Obama jumped the gun on Sandy’