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15th Nov 1969, Janis Joplin was arrested during a gig in Tampa, Florida, after badmouthing a policeman and using vulgar and indecent language. Joplin became upset after police moved into the hall forcing fans to move back to their seats. As the singer left the stage she confronted a detective calling him ‘a son of […]

The song lyrics go.. “My child arrived just the other day He came to the world in the usual way”….. The words are from the Harry Chapin song “Cat’s In The Craddle”, a song he wrote about the birth of his son Josh. Harry released the song in 1974. Josh has 45 candles on his […]

Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison auditioned for a British talent program called TV Star Search at the Hippodrome Theatre in Lancashire on Nov. 15, 1959. They had been known as The Quarrymen and were soon to be known as the Beatles, but for this audition, they took the name “Johnny and the Moondogs.” […]

15th Nov 1987, Dire Straits became the first act to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. Brothers in Arms contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’ The album is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history. […]

On Nov. 14, 1987, TV Late Night show host David Letterman had Sonny Bono and his ex-wife Cher on his show, “Late Night with David Letterman.” Even though it was set up in advance, Letterman tried to make it look like a spur of the moment thing to get them to sing together. They sang […]

See how many you can score in this classic rock quiz: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/music-quizzes/the-udiscover-classic-rock-music-quiz/ The uDiscover Classic Rock Music Quiz | uDiscover Test your classic rock knowledge with the uDiscover Classic Rock Quiz! Know about Cream, Creedence & Deep Purple? It’s hard but fun – can you get 10/10? Read it here

What would you think a ticket would cost to see Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Emerson and a whole bunch of others? Of course we are talking about back in 1967. On Nov. 14, 1967, Pink Floyd began their first UK tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London. They, however were not the headlining […]

He started playing piano at 6 years old and eventually got a degree in aerospace engineering….. With that said… Styx founding member and guitarist / singer / songwriter James “J.Y.” Young has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. JY is the only original member of the band that has played on every album they […]

14th Nov 1967, Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date UK tour with Jimi Hendrix, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes; The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an […]

Remember the scene in the movie “Animal House” when John Belushi, dressed in a toga, comes walking down the stairs where a guy is playing a really sappy love song? Belushi proceeds to smash the guy’s guitar? Well that guy, Stephen Bishop is celebrating his 66th birthday today. Stephen biggest hit was “On and On” […]


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