Bob Dylan Wilderside posts

Bob Dylan, the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Literature has of course popped up in several ontheWilderside posts.

Sad news from WFUV Radio…

Author, Rock Historian, and WFUV host Pete Fornatale passed away today, after a short hospital stay. He was 66 years old. Pete Fornatale was the host of the show “Mixed Bag”. Previously, he worked on air at WNEW and K-Rock (WXRK). A tribute to his work and spirit is that his name is trending on […]

Amy Winehouse: “She lived jazz”

Kimberly writes: I have been so saddened by the death of Amy Winehouse. I always did love her voice. Though, since I did not appreciate all the sentiments in her lyrics, I never focused on her so much. I did wonder what about the way her voice and music just woke me up and made […]

Poet/Musician Gil Scott-Heron dies: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

(excerpt from) LA Times Gil Scott-Heron dies; influential poet/musician helped inspire rap Gil Scott-Heron, whose late 1960s and early ’70s poetry set to rhythmic jazz music, especially “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” was one of the most important and obvious inspirations for rap music, has died, according to his British publisher… Ron Carter, who […]

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