Celebrating the birthday of Black Oak Arkansas's guitarist, Stanley "Goober" Knight. Unfortunately, he passed away three years ago next week. While he doesn't have a full section of my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead, the backstage band photograph below is one of the photos on the dedication page for Vancouver's Warner Bros record rep, Mark Wilson.
STANLEY "GOOBER" KNIGHT
2/12/49 - 2/16/13
L to R: Harvey Jett, Patrick Daugherty, Mark Wilson (WB Rep), Ricky Lee Reynolds, Jim Dandy, Unknown, Tommy Aldridge, Stanley Knight
Yes, that's me in a photo with Stanley Knight and Jim Dandy. I never ever asked any bands or musicians to take a photo with me - I didn't like being in front of the camera and I didn't want anyone to mistake me as a groupie. But in this case, the whole band was so nice and we were goofing around backstage. Then after the posed shots for the record company they asked to take a picture with me. I'm really glad I have it.
For those of you who have no idea who Black Oak Arkansas are, here's one of their big hits...
Keith Knudsen was playing drums with The Doobie Brothers when I took this photograph.
2/18/48 - 2/8/05
Since he's a drummer (one of two in The Doobie Bros), it's hard to find video that highlights him. Luckily I found this awesome video of Southern Pacific, the band Keith and fellow Doobie John McFee formed after the Doobies disbanded in 1982.
See more photos of Keith Knudsen and the other 47 musicians I honor in my book,
Everybody I Shot Is Dead.
One of the best voices ever to grace this planet. I'm still sad he's gone :(.
12/21/46 - 2/6/98
I could listen to him sing 24/7 and love every minute of it.
I'm pretty sure the majority of you have no idea who Alex Harvey is, and that's why I created my book Everybody I Shot Is Dead. I want you to enjoy the super-famous musicians I shot, but also take the opportunity to check out the lesser famous ones.
So, today we celebrate the late great Alex Harvey.
2/5/35 - 2/4/82
Alex was a storyteller and showman with a boatload of charisma. He was also genuine and a sweetheart.
Celebrating genius guitarist Terry Kath's birthday today!
1/31/46 - 1/23/78
So why do I believe he was a genius guitarist? Check out his solo that begins at the 2:04 mark and doesn't end until the 4:53 mark. If you play guitar, Terry's the one you should learn from.
Learn more about Terry and the other 47 musicians in my coffee table book,
Everybody I Shot Is Dead.
Happy Birthday, Alvin!
Genius guitar player. Playing Woodstock catapulted him to fame and became known as the fastest guitar player. The original shredder.
12/19/44 - 3/6/13
This is the song they had in the Woodstock film. Check out his playing "I'm Going Home" live...
Everybody I Shot Is Dead is currently on sale for the holidays. Click the cover to check it out.
Celebrating Paul Butterfield's 73rd birthday with four photos showing what's happening before you get to a concert.
12/17/42 - 5/4/87
Yup, Paul Butterfield killed it at Woodstock...
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