Classic Rock

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Photographer Iain MacMillan had a photo session on Aug. 8, 1969 where he took one of the most iconic pictures in the history of Rock and Roll. On that day he shoots the cover for what would be the Beatles’ last recorded album, “Abbey Road.” The session took place just outside the studios of the […]

The Yardbirds released their LP “Over, Under, Sideways Down” on Aug. 8, 1966. The album had been released as “The Yardbirds” (better know as ‘Roger The Engineer”) in the UK. The original American versions of this album had a completely different album cover and name as the song “Over Under Sideways Down” was already a […]

8th August 2002, The UK’s biggest undertakers Co-Op funeral services reported that bereaved families preferred pop songs to hymns at funerals. Top of the list was ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ by Bette Midler. Other songs included ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion. They also reported some unusual choices […]

48 years ago today, it was easy to tell the 5th Beatle. It was an old white VW Bug, first registered on April 10th 1968, with the number plate LMW 28IF. It was the Volkswagen Beetle that was parked on the street when The Beatles were photographed for the cover of their “Abbey Road” album. […]

The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the US on Aug. 8, 1966. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier on the 5th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is […]

8th August 1969, The photo session for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held […]

Here is a nice article on an up and coming musician. Help us spread the word. The artist is Michael Pinder. Now there are going to be those of you who will think the only reason we posted this was because Michael’s father is Mike Pinder of Moody Blues fame. Honestly, it didn’t hurt Michaels […]

It was almost a year after Woodstock that The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held on August 7–9, 1970 in Leoni Township, Michigan. The Goose Lake promoters set out to create a better planned event with better facilities for rock fans than Woodstock. Goose Lake Park was built on 390 acres of land, with […]

7th August 1971, The Bee Gees started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’. It was the group’s tenth US hit and first No.1. The Bee Gees penned song was originally offered to Andy Williams, but ultimately the Bee Gees recorded it themselves, […]

When the new Billboard Top 100 Chart came out on Aug. 7, 1965, Herman’s Hermits had the new #1 song in the US with “Henry The Eighth I Am”. I knocked out The Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” which had been on top for the past 4 weeks. It only stayed at #1 for one week when […]


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