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Harry Nilsson released his eighth LP “Son of Schmilsson” on July 10, 1972. Nilsson was being pressured to produce a follow-up album similar to his 1971 breakthrough, Nilsson Schmilsson, but instead, he created a more eccentric work. The album was produced by Richard Perry and featured musical contributions from former Beatles Ringo Starr and George […]

On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was the first of a […]

In the Dec. 10, 2009 issues of The Daily Mail (a London based newspaper) Paul McCartney admitted that marring Heather Mills was his ‘biggest mistake.” With that said: On June 11, 2002, three hundred guests, including Elton John, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, and former bandmate Ringo Starr, attended the wedding of Paul McCartney to former […]

Although it had been around since 1954, on April 10, 1956, Leo Fender patented his electric guitar he called a Stratocaster. The Stratocaster was a successor to his popular “Telecaster” model of electric guitar. We thought long and hard about which picture to use with this story. We decided to use a picture of Jimi […]

The Sex Pistols signed with A&M Records at 7 a.m. in the morning on March 10, 1977. The signing took place on a trestle table set up outside of Buckingham Palace. It made headlines around the world. Punk rock was getting major label support. Six days later they would be dropped by the label. Interesting […]

RUSH released their 4th LP “2112” on March 10, 1976. Due to the relative commercial failure of their previous album, Caress of Steel, Mercury (their record label at the time) pressured the band not to do another album with “concept” songs. Caress of Steel contains two multi-part epics: the twelve-minute “The Necromancer” (side one) and […]

George Allen Miles, Jr. passed away 10 years ago today on Feb. 26, 2008. George was known professionally as Buddy Miles and was an drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of the Buddy Miles Express and […]

ZZ Topplayed their first show on Feb. 10, 1970. This is from their web site: “On this date in February 1970, ZZ Top played at a Knights of Columbus Hall on old U.S. 90, a gig booked by Beaumont radio personality Al Caldwell of KLVI, who would later also broadcast the band’s first recordings. This […]

10 years ago today, we lost Dan Fogelberg. Dan was an immensely talented musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He is best known for his early 1980s hits, including “Longer”, “Leader of the Band”, and “Same Old Lang Syne” and […]

When the new Billboard charts came out on Dec. 10, 1966, The Beach Boys were at #1 with “Good Vibrations”. And entering the same chart at #98 were The Electric Prunes with their soon to be hit “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night”. We know you have to remember the song, though you […]


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