Ron Stutts

The Music in My Head – 5/25/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #2

5/25/17: Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the awesome School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event that took place on Saturday (photo gallery here!)  I’m talking about my 10 favorite live performances, and today we arrive at #2! I’ve always said that the late, great Otis Redding sang with more pure passion than anyone who’s ever stepped in front of a microphone. and a major regret for me is never having the chance to see Otis perform live. When he appeared at the Monterey International Pop Festival in...

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The Music in My Head – 5/24/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #3

5/24/17: Fleetwood Mac.  “Rhiannon “ I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the awesome School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event that took place on Saturday (photo gallery here!)  I’m talking about my 10 favorite live performances, and today we arrive at #3! I’M GETTING CLOSE TO THE TOP OF MY LIST FOR “TOP 10 FAVORITE LIVE PERFORMANCES OF ALL TIME.” If you know me at all, you know I’m a big fan of Fleetwood Mac, and especially Stevie Nicks.  Just pretend for a minute that it’s June 11th, 1976.  You’re watching that great old, late-night, weekend...

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The Music in My Head – 5/23/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #4

5/23/17: The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  “Hey Joe” I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the awesome School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event that took place on Saturday (photo gallery here!)  I’m talking about my 10 favorite live performances, and today we arrive at #4! I figured JIMI HENDRIX had to be on this list somewhere.  I mean, he’s only the greatest guitar player in the history of rock n roll. I could have chosen part of his performance at Woodstock…and any other songs in his repertoire performed on stage in front of a crowd. I chose...

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The Music in My Head – 5/22/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #5

5/22/17: Little Feat.   “Join the Band/Fat Man In The Bathtub” I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the awesome School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event that took place on Saturday (photo gallery here!)  I’m talking about my 10 favorite live performances, and today we arrive at #5! LITTLE FEAT should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  No doubt in my mind.  One reason they’re NOT is probably because their music is difficult to categorize….Little Feat is rock n roll, blues, country, jazz, boogie, swamp rock, roots, Americana….you name it….they are it. Little...

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The Music in My Head – 5/19/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #6

5/19/17: The Band with special guest, Muddy Waters.   “Mannish Boy” Click to See Video I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event this Saturday (May 20th.)   I’m talking about my 10 favorite live performances, and today we arrive at  #6! In 1976, The Band called it quits after 17 years of making music together, and being on the road all the time traveling from one show to the next.  The Canadian group decided to hang it up with a big farewell show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ...

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The Music in My Head – 5/18/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #7

5/18/17: Joe Cocker  “With a Little Help From My Friends” Click to See Video I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event this Saturday (May 20th.)   I’m talking about my 10 favorite live performances, and today we arrive at  #7! It’s an absolute miracle when anyone does something better than The Beatles.  But when I saw a guy by the name of JOE COCKER perform at Woodstock, as downright weird as he seemed at the time, I was blown away by his rendition of “With A Little Help From My...

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The Music in My Head – 5/17/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #8

5/17/17: The Temptations  ” Don’t Look Back” I have always been a big Temptations fan.  Grew up listening to those guys.  Always admired their incredible harmonies and unparalleled showmanship. Especially, those “original 5.”  Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, and Paul Williams.  These days, Otis is the only one still alive, and he’s keeping the group going, and they’re still good.  I saw them not too long ago at DPAC.  But back in the 60’s and early 70’s—those were the glory days.  I had an album entitled, “Temptations Live” and I must have played it a thousand...

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The Music in My Head – 5/16/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #9

5/16/17: Santana “Soul Sacrifice”  Woodstock, of course, took place in 1969 in upstate New York. An audience of over 400,000 all made it out to a dairy farm in upstate New York for three (eventually four, due to rain delays) days of music and art. Woodstock has come to represent a lot of good things about the counterculture movement, and considering an uninhibited audience of nearly half a million, only two fatalities is as close to a miracle as we can hope for. Especially with the infamous events at Altamont that would soon follow. Woodstock. 32 acts, each one...

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The Music in My Head – 5/15/17 -“Ron’s Top 10 Live Performances” – #10

5/15/17: Rod Stewart & Faces “(I Know) I’m Losing You” I’m doing something different this week to celebrate the School of Rock Chapel Hill Grand Opening event on May 20th.  Starting with today’s “The Music in My Head,” all the way through the end of next week, I’ll be talking about my favorite live performances. Now, notice how I didn’t say “the greatest.” These are my personal favorites. You may have a totally different list, and that’s fine! Music, like all art, is subjective. I’d love to hear whatever you’ve been listening to, whether it’s something new or an...

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The Music in My Head – 5/12/17

5/12/17: Lynyrd Skynyrd “Simple Man” “Mama told me, when I was young…” How many times have you heard people say that? With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, it’s time to impart some good advice. Not from me, but from those wild-eyed Southern rockers known collectively as Lynyrd Skynyrd! It’s advice I’ve given to my son, Zac. It’s an anthem, and it’s been running through my head all day. It’s “Simple Man,” and there’s not a whole lot more I need to say about it. All that you need, is in your soul. To read and listen to all...

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