Happy Birthday Gary Lewis!

On this day in 1946, Gary Lewis was born. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07LyClUlhqM The son of comedian Jerry fronted this outfit, which sustained a run of chart hits due in no small part to the talents of Leon Russell (who wrote, co-wrote or played on many of their recordings, under the direction of producer Snuff Garrett). Lewis originally […]

On This Day in 1976 John Lennon received his Green Card:

On this day in 1976, Beatle John Lennon received his “Green Card.” http://jwol9.blogspot.com/2012/03/june-27-1976.html Which was blue, by the way. The occasion marked his last high profile public appearance for another four years. Here’s a retrospective news report on Leon Wildes, his attorney, as well as Leon’s son – later a New Jersey mayor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tbODtzkvk

Happy Birthday Roger Taylor

July 26: On this day in 1949, drummer Roger Taylor was born. In addition to possessing considerable chops on his instrument, Taylor also made full use of a particularly wide vocal range in Queen, an act drenched in elaborate harmonies. He also contributed material, including “I’m In Love With My Car,” “Radio Ga-Ga” and “Sheer […]

Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dies At 68

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan has died of unknown causes at the age of 68, according to an announcement from band leader Mick Fleetwood. “Today was greeted by the sad news of the passing of Danny Kirwan in London, England,” Fleetwood revealed in a post on the band’s official Facebook page. “Danny was a huge force in […]

Happy Birthday Tom Jones

78 Years Young! Happy Birthday Tom Jones Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940), also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas […]

Happy Birthday Suzi Quatro

Happy Birthday to one of Shangrla Radio’s Loyal Supporters! Suzi Quatro Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi was awarded six Bravo Ottos. In 2010, she was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame. Suzi has sold over 50 million albums and continues to perform live, worldwide. Her most recent studio album was […]

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan

May 24, 1941 Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941. He became a reluctant “voice of a generation” during the 1960’s with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin”. Bob has received many awards including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide […]

The Royal Wedding

Shangrla Radio sends Congratulations to the  Duke and Duchess of Sussex      

George Harrison’s FIRST Electric Guitar Is Up For Auction

The first electric guitar owned by George Harrison will be auctioned on May 19, with an expected value of between $200,000 and $300,000. Auctioneers Juliens will conduct the sale as part of a rock memorabilia sale at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. “Harrison played the Hoffner Club 40 when the Beatles played around Liverpool, England, as […]

Music Modernization Act, unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives

New legislation designed to improve the way music creators are paid and protected was unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The Music Modernization Act, which aims take account of the digital revolution, will go to the Senate next month. Specifically, the MMA proposes the establishment of a central database of creators so those […]