Classic Rock

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15th April 1972, Roberta Flack started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. Written in 1957 by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married […]

14th April 1972, David Bowie released ‘Starman’ as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The song was a late addition to the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars included at the insistence of RCA’s Dennis Katz, who […]

On April 14, 1963, The Beatles had a night off. Wanting to keep up on the local music scene, they decided to visit the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, to see an unsigned band. That band called them selves ” The Rolling Stones. Here is a picture of what the Stones looked like around […]

Happy birthday to Ritchie Blackmore born on 14th April 1945, guitarist and songwriter from Deep Purple, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’ and the 1973 US No.4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’. Deep Purple were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band” for a 1972 […]

If Lowell George was still with us, he would have turned 73 years old today. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. Before forming Little Feat, Lowell spent time with his band The Factory, The Standells and Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention While he was in The Factory, he made a […]

13th April 1945, Born on this day, American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, Lowell George from Little Feat who had two Top 40 albums during the 70s. Their best-known songs are ‘Dixie Chicken’ and ‘Sailin Shoes’. George was once a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention. Lowell died from a heart attack on 29th […]

David Crosby has had his ups and downs. 1982 wasn’t his best year. On April 13th of 82′, while he was still awaiting his trial on a concealed weapon and illegal drug possession charge three weeks earlier, he was arrested in Dallas again after local police found him preparing a “speedball” of cocaine backstage before […]

Lester Chambers, a founding member of and the lead vocalist for one of the great bands of the 60’s and 70’s, The Chambers Brothers is celebrating his 78th birthday today. As a member of the Chambers Brothers, he sang lead on the Chambers Brothers songs “All Strung Out Over You,” “People Get Ready,” “Uptown,” “I […]

13th April 1973, David Bowie released his sixth studio album Aladdin Sane, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”. Two hit singles included on the album preceded its release, ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’. More on Bowie: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/david_bowie Read it here

A founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jack Casady has 74 candles on his birthday cake today. (from his web site): “Casady’s full driving tone and innovative melodic bass work has defined the role of bass guitar in Rock and Roll for […]


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