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‘On April 12, 1968, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention performed at a New York dinner for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences dinner. Zappa called the event “a load of pompous hokum” and yells from the stage: “All year long you people have manufactured this crap, now for one night you’re […]

In 1972, Stephen Stills formed a new band called ‘Manassas’ and on April 12 they released their debut double LP of the same name. The album debuted on the Billboard Top LP’s chart for the week ending April 29, 1972 and eventually peaked at #4 in June. Stills’ album shared the Top 10 with an […]

Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family on Jan. 12, 1959 to start a record label. He rented an eight-room house on 2648 W. Grand Blvd, in Detroit. The house was to be the future home of Motown Records and would become known as “Hitsville USA” to millions. When you think of the music that […]

49 years ago today, on Jan. 12, 1969, music changed for many people. It was on this day that Led Zeppelin released their debut LP in the US. Of course, critics panned the record, but to the record buying public, well they never listened to critics anyway. We could go on for days on the […]

When the new Billboard charts came out on Jan. 12, 1991, the Damn Yankees reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “High Enough”. The song was their only top ten single in the U.S. It was also the highest charting single of Ted Nugent’s career. Great vocals here by Tommy Shaw […]

On Dec. 12, 1957, Al Priddy, a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley’s version of ‘White Christmas’. The station management said, ‘it’s not in the spirit we associate with Christmas’. Thankfully, a lot has change in 60 years. How many of you would rather here Elvis’ version […]

On Nov. 12, 2008, the music world lost Mitch Mitchell, the drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Prior to joining up with Noel Redding and Jimi Hendrix, Mitch had an acting career. The picture below show Mitch, on the right when he starred in the BBC TV series “Jennings and Derbyshire” in 1958. RIP Mitch. […]


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