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Former Johnny Cash Guitarist Bob Wootton Has Passed 

Former Johnny Cash guitarist Bob Wootton has passed. Wootton  joined Johnny Cash’s backing band, the Tennessee Three, after original lead guitarist, Luther Perkins, died in a house fire. Wootton died April 9th 2017 in his home. He was Cash’s guitarist … Continue reading

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Roger Corman Turns 91

Happy 91st Birthday to one of my favorite filmmakers. Roger Corman who has either written, directed or produced some of my favorite films including Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, Death Race 2000, Bucket of Blood and countless others.  If it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mike Ness 

I would like to take this time to wish one of my personal favorite musicians a Happy 55th Birthday to Social Distortion’s Mike Ness! Social Distortion has been a very big part of my life since my teenage years. 

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Firehouse 12 March 19th

I will be making my Firehouse 12 DJ debut on Sunday, March 19th. I will spinning lots of cool garage, surf, soul, and some rockabilly. My good buddy Gary aka DJ Darkglobe will also be spinning lots of goodies. Please … Continue reading

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New Email

Seeing as the Garage Rick email was hacked I have activated a new email. therealgaragerick@gmail.com is my new email and I can be reached there from here on in.  If you’d like to send promo material fitting in the Garage … Continue reading

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Email Problems 

​The email account used for this blog thegaragerick@gmail.com is having some issues. Someone has gotten into it and changed the username and photo associated with the account. At this time I cannot change it back as it is too soon … Continue reading

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​Johnny “Guitar” Watson February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996 Remembered 

​Johnny “Guitar” Watson February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996  When compared to Jimi Hendrix, Watson would grow irritated and one time stated “I used to play the guitar standing on my hands. I had a 150-foot cord and I … Continue reading

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On This Date In 1957 A Rockabilly Classic Is Recorded 

February 2nd 1957 : Dale Hawkins records “Susie Q”. Hawkins recorded “Susie Q” at the KWKH Radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana.”Susie Q”  featured guitar work by James Burton, who also worked with Ricky Nelson and later with Elvis Presley, among … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Died

February 2nd 1959 : Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper play their last show as part of the “Winter Dance Party” tour, stopping this night at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA. Admission: $1.25. The last song … Continue reading

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The Sparkomatics – Draggin’ Me Down

I caught this band The Sparkomatics about a month back open for the Big Fat Combo to virtually an empty room at the Outer Space in Hamden,  Connecticut.  I went on an invite from a friend at work who knew … Continue reading

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