When Birmingham UK gave birth to heavy metal

Blues Muse 1. Black Sabbath as they looked back around 1968. It looks like butter wouldn’t melt in Ozzie’s mouth (second right), doesn’t it? Last night, my son was lucky enough to watch the original Black Sabbath perform – thunderously live – in Melbourne, Australia. All the original line-up were there, except the drummer, Bill Ward.… Continue reading When Birmingham UK gave birth to heavy metal

How Blues Evolved

How Blues Evolved An Illustrated History of the genre that gave us jazz, rock & roll, pop and rock music. By Paul Merry Did you know that last year, 2012, marked the 100th anniversary of the first blues sheet music ever published? Unless you are a blues historian, you probably didn’t, because this significant milestone… Continue reading How Blues Evolved