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This guy couldn’t even play a guitar. So why do we even bring him up? Because if he were still with us, he’d be celebrating his 109th birthday today. Nope, he couldn’t play a guitar, but, he could design and build them. He was Leo Fender, founder of Fender guitars, basses etc. So to help […]

10th August 1909, Born on this day, Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender, inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. The Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world’s most iconic electric guitars and the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass […]

9th August 1995, Jerry Garcia guitarist and singer from The Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at the Serenity Knolls rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco aged 53. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked […]

Earlier today, we did a story about the tragic lose of Bill Chase and a couple members of his band “Chase” in an airplane crash 44 years ago today. There is more to the story‚Ķ. We are pretty sure you all are familiar with the band “Survivor” (just think “Eye Of The Tiger etc.) Survivor […]

It’s been 23 years now. Jerry Garcia passed away on Aug. 9, 1995. It just doesn’t seem possible that it has been that long. What is the first song that comes to your mind when you hear Jerry’s name? RIP Capt. Trips. Return If Possible. A lot of people would like that very much. Read […]

9th August 1980, AC/DC scored their first UK No.1 album with Back In Black. It was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott (who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33), and was dedicated to him. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, […]

Most of you will probably remember the band “Chase”. They were a ‘horn’ band led by Bill Chase who was a well known trumpet player. They had a hit with the song “Get It On” in the early 70’s. The band had a show scheduled for Aug. 9, 1974 at the Jackson County Fair in […]

From Aug. 7 and Aug. 10, 1970 The Strawberry Fields Festival was held Mosport Park Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Although accounts vary, the audience has been estimated at between 75,000 and 100,000 people. A three-day ticket for the festival sold for $15.00. (from wikipedia, edited) Originally, promoter John Brower along with John Lennon and […]

9th August 1967, The Small Faces entered the singles chart with ‘Itchycoo Park’, the single peaked at No.3 in the UK chart. The song was one of the first pop singles to use flanging, an effect that can be heard in the bridge section after each chorus. Most sources credit the use of the effect […]

8th August 2017, American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 81. He became a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. Campbell released more than 70 studio albums and sold 45 million records worldwide. His hits include: ‘By the Time […]


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