Stairway To Heaven – The Story Behind The Song

For many Americans, this is their first exposure to the BBC recordings. Between the computer, the cell phone, the husband or wife and the TV, it can get rather noisy in one’s head. It was a sad day for music, and a sad day for society.
He has been rocking clubs throughout the world for over 20 years and has become a New York institution. His band has played in all of the major clubs in the city and has shared the stage with such super recording artists as the Neville Brothers, Al Greene, The Average White Band, and the Spin Doctors. His group even served as the house band for the NBC television show Last Call With Carson Daly. Despite all of his success, not many people know how Milo Z developed his unique sound.

I draw inspiration from all kinds of musicians and bands. I’ve always had this idea about playing/collaborating with State Radio somehow.we’ll see. Although, I’d be up for playing with quite a lot of people.

YES’ biggest years were from 1971 to 1979 when progressive rock meant something. Yes albums like fragile, Close to the Edge, Relayer, and Going for the One were mainstays of Fm radio. Eight or nine years is a decent run for any band. But YES soldiered on into the 80’s thanks to the mega-platinum success of their albums 90125, Big Generator, Union and Talk. The 90’s came and went and YES really did fit the bill as “best band you’ve never heard” as they produced music that had become a nitch item only to their many fans. But as the new millennium beckoned, these guys were STILL producing great music and touring like many bands half their age.

Funnily enough, there was only a single string on that beat-up old guitar. Undaunted, I would sound out simple tunes on it. Ones I had learned at school. I would copy songs I heard either on Television or Radio. In my day (I guess I am showing my age) there were no such things as Videos, CD’s, DVD’s, Mp3’s, I pods. Psp and Zune’s. Very few people even had record players or records back in the day.

“From today, Spotify gives you access to millions of songs across your mobile devices for free. Listen to all your playlists, discover new music, or simply sit back and dig into your favourite artist’s entire back catalogue,” Spotify said in a statement.

And so it went on year after year from Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zeppelin to Guns and Roses then Iron Maiden, Queen, Metallica, Van Halen, you name it! If the music had fast lead guitar I was there listening to it.

I admit it: I sometimes envision myself marrying rich and sitting there doing nothing. I could lie out on my wife’s yacht and host lavish parties and hear about how crazy the Roaring 20’s were, when my wife’s friends were my age. Money is definitely high on a lot of people’s list: remember when Anna Nicole Smith married that really old rich guy? I doubt it was because she thought he was hot, funny, or great in the sack.

Keep searching for great music. Keep supporting great musicians. Go to concerts. Listen to albums. Live a great life. Love it. I guess that’s enough. What else is there?

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