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On Sept. 6, 1968, The Beatles' George Harrison was heading in to London for a recording session for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". His neighbor, Eric Clapton needed a lift into London, so George offered to take him. George had a different idea though. Harrison wasn't happy with his own guitar tracks on the song […]

Roger Waters is celebrating his 75th birthday today. Roger was a founding member of Pink Floyd. Waters initially served as the group's bassist and co-lead vocalist, but following the departure of Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist and conceptual leader. Pink Floyd achieved international success with the albums "The Dark Side of […]

6th Sept 1968, Working at Abbey Road studio's in London on The White Album, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo (and became the first famous outside musician to play on a Beatles recording) and George recorded his lead vocal. More […]

Nicky Hopkins is probably the most famous musician that many of you have never heard of. We are remembering him today as it was on Sept. 6, 1994 that we lost him. Nicky Hopkins was an English pianist and organist. Hopkins recorded and performed on many notable British and American pop and rock music releases […]

Jimi Hendrix played his last public concert on Sept. 6, 1970, at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. Jimi had been headlining 6 concert in 6 days including The Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 30 and a show in Berlin on Sept. 4. Joining Jimi for these shows were Mitch […]

Happy birthday to Roger Waters, born on 6 Sept 1943, singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of Pink Floyd. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, over time Waters became the band's principal lyricist. Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and released a series of successful solo albums. He has also authored an opera, […]

Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa has 49 candles on his birthday cake today. You will probably be more familiar with him as Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. The hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil, so his Dad, Frank Zappa listed […]

We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There is now available to pre order on Amazon. Richard Houghton's fifth book is a collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing him live. It's the story of Jimi's discovery by manager Chas Chandler in New York's […]

On Sept. 5, 1964, Manfred Mann released the single "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" in the US. You do know he didn't write it right? The song was released in the UK on June 11 and had spent two weeks as the #1 song there in July. The song would become the #1 song in the […]


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