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17th Nov 1966, Born on this day, Jeff Buckley, US singer songwriter, (1995 album ‘Grace’). His singer songwriter father Tim Buckley, died on 29th June 1975 of a heroin and morphine overdose. Jeff Buckley drowned on 29th May 1997 in Wolf River Harbor on the Mississippi River – during a spontaneous evening swim – wearing […]

Jimi Hendrix finally topped the US album charts on Nov. 16, 1968 when The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 3rd and final LP “Electric Ladyland” hit the #1 position. It would stay there for 2 weeks. The LP only made it to #6 in the UK. The record included the Bob Dylan penned song “All Along The […]

16th Nov 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to No.1 on the US album chart with their third and final studio album Electric Ladyland. The double album included ‘Crosstown Traffic,’ ‘Voodoo Chile’ and a version of Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along the Watchtower’. Hendrix expressed displeasure and embarrassment with this “naked lady” cover which was banned […]

On Nov. 16, 1969, Janis Joplin played a concert in Tampa, FL. During her show, a policemen tried to use a bullhorn to control a crowd that had left their seats and begun to move around. Janis was not happy about it and said to the officer “Don’t fuck with those people! Hey, mister, what’re […]

When you hear her name, you probably won’t know who she is. But you have heard her. Today we are remembering the late Pattie Santos who would have been celebrating her 68th birthday today. Pattie was one of the lead singers for the group It’s A Beautiful Day back in the late 60’s. She was […]

16th Nov 1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night.’ Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal […]

Television was a lot of fun to watch when there were only 3 channels in most cities (4 counting PBS). As soon as the new issue of TV Guide was out, you check your favorite shows to see if anybody “cool” was going to be on. Very few shows were live. They were taped a […]

We are very pleased to announce we have our new book out – Pink Floyd – I Was There: Which has over 400 first hand accounts from people who knew, met and saw them: Thanks to everyone who helped with this book! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pink-Floyd-Was-There-Accounts/dp/1911346253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510737010&sr=1-1&keywords=pink+floyd+i+was+there Read it here

On Nov. 15, 1956, Elvis was huge. Really, huge! Nov. 15th of that year was the New York premiere of Elvis Presley’s first movie, “Love Me Tender.” It premiered at New York’s Paramount Theater. A fifty-foot cardboard cutout of Elvis was placed outside the theater to promote the movie. Elvis’ popularity had grown so large […]

“Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty…” We’re not sure about you, but one of the first female singers we had a crush on and fell in love with her voice was Petula Clark. Songs like “Downtown”, “Don’t Sleep In The […]


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