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September 19: A Good Day for Rock & Roll

September 18, 2016

Brian Epstein, the manager of the Beatles who brought them to America and to international fame, was born on this date in 1935; Cass Elliot of the Mamas & the Papas was born on this date in 1945; instrumentalist David Bromberg was born on this date in 1946; Bob Dylan recorded one of his finest love songs, “Buckets of Rain,” on this date in 1974; and drummer Max Weinberg played with Bruce Springsteen for the first time on this date in 1975. Let’s pick the flower who hasn’t before appeared in Jewdayo: David Bromberg, a tremendously versatile string player who has been a collaborator with Dylan, Willie Nelson, Phoebe Snow, Jorma Kaukonen, Al Kooper, Richie Havens, The Eagles, Carly Simon, Rory Block, Sha Na Na, Jerry Garcia, and other musical greats, and has released eighteen of his own albums since 1970. Bromberg currently owns and operates a violin repair and sales shop in Wilmington, Delaware. Hear him singing Dylan’s “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry,” by looking below.

“I wanted to learn how to do everything a person could do on a guitar. Of course, that was impossible.” --David Bromberg