Classic Rock

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11th Sept 1962, After George Martin insisted that session drummer Andy White took Ringo Starr's place, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single. 'Love Me Do' was selected to be The Beatles' first A-side, with "P.S. I Love You" on the flip side (a reversal […]

Tommy Shaw, one of the guitar players for Styx has 65 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy was playing in a bowling alley in Alabama when he got the call to come to Chicago to audition for Styx. Although he did fly up to Chicago, he went feeling pretty sure he wouldn't fit in. […]

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In 1967, The Buckinghams were named the most listened to band in the US by Billboard magazine. They had had a string of hit records including "Kind of a Drag", "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)", "Susan", "Don't You Care" and "Mercy Mercy Mercy". The lead vocalist for The Bucs, and in our humble opinion […]

On Sept.11, 1962, The Beatles were in the studio. Here is the story from The Beatles Bible: Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do Itand Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single. George Martin […]

12th Sept 2003, Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known as "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Had the 1969 US No.2 && UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US […]

Mott the Hoople released their 5th LP "All The Young Dudes" on Sept. 8, 1972. The single of the same name had been released prior to the LP. The band was ready to call it quits when David Bowie offered them the title songs (David wrote it) and offered to produce the record. The band […]

8th Sept 2002, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot. The heavy metal singer qualified as a £35,000 – a year first officer with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took holidaymakers to Portugal and Egypt. Read it here

Led Zeppelin released their first single "Good Times Bad Times" with the B-side "Communication Breakdown" in the US on March 10th of 1969. They went on to release a total of 13 singles in the US. But, the band refused to release singles in the UK until Sept. 8th of 1997 when they finally released […]

If he were still with us, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, would have turned 73 years old today. Ron grew up listening to his father's collection of records and taught himself how to play harmonica and piano. He began spending time around coffeehouses and music stores, and worked […]


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