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2 time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has 77 candles on his birthday cake today. David was inducted into the RRHoF once for his work with The Byrds and then again for his work with Crosby, Stills & Nash. David is a survivor. And a talented one at that. When you […]

Have you ever been fired from a job and nobody told you? On Aug. 14,1962, The Beatles drummer Pete Best was officially let go from the Beatles. Manager Brian Epstein doesn’t tell him until three days later, however, after one more performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, giving him no real reason for the sacking and […]

See how many you can score in our very hard Who quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/the_who_quiz The Who Quiz The Who Quiz Read it here

In the early 80’s, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson were best of friends. Michael often sought Paul’s advice, which Paul readily gave. That McCartney, he’s such a nice boy… Then: On Aug. 14, 1985, Michael, acting on the advice of Paul, invested his “Thriller” money in music publishing. Michael Jackson secretly made a winning bid […]

14th August 1971, The Who released their fifth studio album Who’s Next which featured the classic song ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ and has since been viewed by critics as the Who’s best record and one of the greatest rock albums of all time. The cover artwork shows a photo of the band apparently having just […]

It was the beginning of the San Francisco sound. On Aug. 13, 1965, Marty Balin and his partners opened “the Matrix” in San Francisco. It was a renovated pizza shop located at 3138 Fillmore Street. The opening night featured a band that Marty had put together to be the ‘house’ band. They called the band […]

On Aug. 13, 1966 there was a new #1 song in the US. And it fit so well. “Summer In The City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Now with out looking up the lyrics… finish this line… “Back of my neck getting__________” 52 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c Read It Here!

13th August 1966, Lovin Spoonful started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Summer In The City’, it made No.8 in the UK. The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order […]

One of the truly great singer/songwriters of our generation, Dan Fogelberg would have turned 67 years old today. He had so many great songs. Our favorite was not his biggest hit but just really meant something to us. “Part of the Plan”. In May 2004, Dan was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. After undergoing therapy, […]

Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the […]


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