August 14, 2022 – Who turns down the Rolling Stones? Roy Buchanan that’s who. The guitarist was called, “The Fender Telecaster Master,” by Guitar Magazine. He wore his guitar high on the strap and loved to challenge himself by making his guitar sound like other musical instruments. As for the Stones? They had heard of Buchanan’s skills but the bands high rollin’ lifestyle scared the guitarist. Suffering with his own demons he didn’t want to end up with late/great Stones guitarist, Brian Jones, who was found dead in a swimming pool.
Today also marks the first time drummer Neil Peart played on stage with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush. He had replaced John Rutsey who appeared on the groups first album but had left over a difference in musical direction. Check out the video. – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 40 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a newsman so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the ’80s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two versions (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts a weekly evening show at Move 103.5 (formerly QM-FM) in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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