Black Jacket Symphony

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Black Jacket Symphony is a band founded by J. Willoughby and Damon Johnson in 2009. The band recreates note-for-note classic rock albums as well as the featured band's greatest hits. Willoughy produces the performances, and the musicians in the band changes depending upon which band and album is being featured.

Albums and artists which have been covered by Black Jacket Symphony include Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run, The Who's Who's Next, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Elton John's Madman Across the Water, Led Zeppelin's IV, and Prince's Purple Rain, among many others.

Musicians who have played with Black Jacket Symphony include Willoughby, Johnson, Marc Phillips, Tim Kelly, and many others.

References

  • Whitley, Carla Jean (June 1, 2011) "Black Jacket Symphony and Alabama Symphony Orchestra come together to replicate Sgt. Pepper, the 'quintessential album'." Birmingham magazine
  • Witherington, Ben (February 15, 2013) "The Black Jacket Symphony strikes again. Patheos.com
  • Carlton, Bob (December 28, 2013) "Going to the Black Jacket Symphony's Springsteen show at WorkPlay? Here is Friday night's set list." The Birmingham News