Classic Rock

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Can it really be that long ago? On Aug. 7, 1970, The Moody Blues released their sixth LP, “A Question of Balance”. The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. In order to be able […]

One of the most exciting days in the life of a musician is the day his / her / their first record is released. You always wonder if it will be a hit, will anybody buy it, will their be a second release etc. Sometimes, the first one is just the beginning. 52 years ago […]

Happy birthday to Bruce Dickinson, born on 7th August 1958, singer, songwriter, airline pilot, entrepreneur with English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, who had the 1982 UK No.1 album The Number Of The Beast, and the 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter …To The Slaughter’. Iron Maiden have sold over 100 million copies of […]

On Aug. 7, 1971, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention played a concert at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles. The concert was recorded and released in 1972 as the LP “Just Another Band from L.A.” Included on this album is “Billy the Mountain”, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which […]

7th August 1982, Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen’ their second and last No.1. It was the Best-selling single of 1982 and the song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. The “Eileen” as featured in the video is Máire Fahey, sister of Siobhan […]

6th Aug 1981, Stevie Nicks released her first solo album Bella Donna which contained four top 40 US hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ Read it here

On Aug. 6, 1996, The Ramones recorded their LP “We’re Outta Here!” at The Palace in Los Angeles. It was the bands final concert. It featured several special appearances from former band members, including Dee Dee, as well as from bands who were influenced by the Ramones. The show featured several special guests such as […]

Just wanted to flag up our Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There book which came out a few months ago!We are very pleased to announce that we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell […]

The Beatles released their LP / Soundtrack LP “Help!” on Aug. 6, 1965 in the UK. It would be released in the US one week later. The UK version contained fourteen songs. Seven of these, including the singles “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the film and took up the first side of the […]

We had planned on talking about this, and our friend Kenneth Davidoff sent this to us. Ken was one of the photographers (official) for this event: By Kenneth Davidoff: Today is the 48th anniversary of the Shea Stadium Peace Festival. “I was going to school in N. Y. C. at The School of Visual Arts […]


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