Friday, April 13, 2007

Hot Tuna Happy Birthday / One Cup of Java Challenge

Today's One Cup of Java Challenge, heard at 8:20am on YOUR MORNING BREW (playlist link: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kxci/guide.guidemain?action=viewPlaylist&playlistID=186198&eventID=1598)

Identify the famous musician and '96 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee celebrating his 63rd birthday today. A bass player, he got his start in the D.C. area backing musicians like Ray Charles and Little Anthony. His big break came in October, 1965, when an old high-school friend recruited him to San Francisco to join a new 6-member group that took its name from blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson. Along the way, he'd also record on Jimi Hendrix' Electric Ladyland and on the debut album for Crosby Stills & Nash. In 1970 he became half of a duo that would eventually release 21 albums; that duo still tours.

One Cup answer: Jack Cassady (of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna). Hot Tuna plays the Fox Tucson Theatre on June 23rd, click here for details: http://foxtucsontheatre.eventinterface.com/fox/events/Index.cfm?month=6&year=2007

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