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Born on this day in 1961, in Los Angeles, California, musician Debbi Peterson. She plays drums and provides background vocals for The Bangles. She also sang lead on their fan-favorite track, Going Down To Liverpool.
Born on this day in 1936 in Santa Monica, California, actor Robert Redford. Redford has appeared in dozens of successful films, including; Barefoot In The Park, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, The Sting and All The President’s Men.
Born on this day in 1938, in San Francisco, California, actress Natalie Wood. Wood starred in many silver screen classics, including Miracle On 34th Street, Rebel Without A Cause and West Side Story.
Zibaldone (Big Stir)
In the world of The Armoires, it is perpetually 1967. California is the only place to be, and the golden sun never sets. It’s a beach party where everyone wears paisley, and Brian Wilson is in deep conversation with Mike Nesmith and Stephen Stills, about the between-the-grooves meaning of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
Lead Armoires Christina Bulbenko and Rex Broome, as well as their bandmates, bring these neo-psychedelic tunes into focus, with sensational vocal harmony arrangements and 12-string Rickenbackers, stacked eight miles high. “(How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me?” and “Alesandra 619” are pure-pop perfection. Highly recommended.
By Dan Pavelich