Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Billy Corgan’s musical father

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins comes from a musical family. His father is a guitar player and was quite good. In fact, back in the 60s, he was invited to join a group called the Amboy Dukes.

He turned it down because the day job he had at the time was paying more than what he would make playing in a professional rock band. Anyway, the job eventually went to this crazy guy from Detroit named Ted Nugent, who, of course, is now known as a right-wing anti-vaxxer.

Makes you wonder what might have happened to Billy had dad decided on a full-time career in music.

Yesterday’s post was about why you should be listening to music at work.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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