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There are some voices that many people can hear briefly and know who it is. One of those voices belonged to Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston. If Brad was still with us, he would have turned 67 years old today. We lost him on March 9, 2007 when he took his […]

Brad Carlson is celebrating his 68th birthday today. Brad in his own way is responsible for how live music is played today by many. You will know Brad better as Cheap Trick’s original drummer Bun E. Carlos. Back in the early 70’s when Trick was just starting, they took a little different approach to how […]

14th June 1995, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant. Had been a member of Taste before going solo, sold over 30m albums worldwide. Voted Melody Maker’s Top Musician of the Year in 1972, auditioned for The Rolling Stones following the departure of Mick Taylor. Gallagher made […]

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia on June 12, 1964 to start their tour there. It is said that about 250,000 fans were there, well along the 10 mile ride from the airport to the hotel, to meet them. It was the biggest greeting that the Lads had ever got. Well for 3 of the […]

14th June 1943, Born on this day, Spooner Oldham, American songwriter and session musician, organist, best known as part of the studio backing band known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama. He played on many hits including, Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Aretha Franklin (Respect,, Wilson Pickett (Mustang Sally) and […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]

14th June 1964, Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people […]

On June 12, 1972, John Lenno and Yoko Ono, along with Elephant’s Memory released the studio LP “Some Time in New York City.” It was paired with the live album Live Jam as a double album. It is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector. “Some Time in […]

On June 12, 1976, Peter Frampton and Yes headlined an outdoor concert at Philadelphia’s JFK stadium. Officially, it was 110 thousand people! But it is heavily ‘rumored’ that an extra 15 thousand tix were sold which managers / promoters didn’t report and kept $$$ for themselves. It was the largest crowd ever at the stadium. […]

15th June 1941, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, who had the 1972 UK & US No.1 single with his version of The Badfinger song ‘Without You’, and the 1969 US No.6 single ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ from the film Midnight Cowboy’. The Monkees, Three Dog Night & Ronettes all covered his songs. He died […]


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