Classic Rock

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13th August 1966, Revolver The Beatles seventh album release in three years started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK charts. It spent a total of 34 week’s on the UK chart and was also a US No.1. The title “Revolver”, like Rubber Soul before it, is a pun, referring both to a kind […]

By Aug. of 1966, the backlash against The Beatles, because of John’s “Jesus” comments had grown. On Aug. 13, a radio station in Longview, TX, KLUE-AM held the first of the “Beatles bonfires,” where ex-Beatle fans came to burn the groups’ records in protest. While in Cleveland, the Reverend Thurman H. Babbs, of the New […]

He was a major influence on guitarists like Eric Clapton. Jeff Beck. Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and many others. On Aug. 13, 1938, Blues legend Robert Johnson, who was reported to have “made a deal with the Devil” in order to execute his amazing guitar technique, played his last gig at a dance approximately 15 […]

13th August 2009, Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations […]

12th August 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed at a studio in Gerrard Street in London’s West End. The first song they played was a version of ‘The Train Kept A-Rollin.’ They also played ‘Smokestack Lightning’ and a version of ‘I’m […]

Aug. 12th was a big day for Big Brother and The Holding Company when it came to record releases. On Aug. 12, 1967, they released their self-titled LP”Big Brother & the Holding Company.” The record featured Janis Joplin as their main singer. Recorded during three days in December 1966 for Mainstream Records, it was released […]

Happy birthday to Mark Knopfler, born on 12th August 1949, British songwriter, guitarist, singer with Dire Straits who had the 1985 US No.1 single ‘Money For Nothing’, the 1986 UK No.2 single ‘Walk Of Life’, and the 1985 world-wide No.1 album Brothers In Arms. Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet […]

The 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, entitled “Woodstock ’94,” began on Aug. 12, 1994. It was held in Saugerties, NY, with over 30 bands playing for a crowd of about 350,000. Performers from the original Woodstock appearing at Woodstock ’94 were The Band, Santana, Joe Cocker, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, surviving members of Sweetwater, and […]

12th August 1972, Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: […]

11th August 1979, Led Zeppelin played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth House, England. The set list included: The Song Remains The Same, Celebration Day, Black Dog, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Over The Hills And Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Hot Dog, The Rain […]


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