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A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

On Feb. 13, 1981, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” LP had been on the Billboard charts for 402 weeks. It was the longest that any rock album had ever been on the charts. By the time it finally left the chart on April. 23, 1988, it had been on for 724 weeks. Have […]

From the “oops” file. It was on Dec 13, 1961 that The Beatles played 2 shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They did a lunchtime show and a night show. It was a pretty exciting night for the lads. Mike Smith, an A&R guy from Decca Records was coming to see them perform and […]

It took a few producers to get it finished. On Dec. 13, 1971 Badfinger released their third LP titled “Straight Up” in the US. It wouldn’t be released in the UK until Feb. of 72. The record was issued on the Beatles’ Apple record label, it includes the hit singles “Day After Day” and “Baby […]

Today we are remembering the late Terry Melcher who passed away 13 years ago today. Terry was an musician and record producer, who was instrumental in shaping the sound of 1960’s Southern California rock music. His greatest contribution to the culture of the time was producing The Byrds’ innovative cover hits “Mr. Tambourine Man” and […]

Santana had the #1 LP in the US when the Billboard charts came out on Nov. 13, 1971. The record was the band’s third album and their second self-titled album. It is often referred to as ‘Santana III’ to distinguish it from the band’s 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with […]

On Nov. 13, 1990, Rod Stewart was sued by Patricia Boughton for allegedly kicking a soccer ball into the audience at a concert in Clarkston, MI. Patricia claimed that the hit her had and ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. As a result of the ball hitting her finger, it made sex between her […]


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