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Yes released their 5th LP, "Close to the Edge" on Sept. 13, 1972. With the success the band had with "Fragile" they began to produce extended pieces which resulted in a record that was made up of three tracks with the 18-minute title track occupying side one and "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru" […]

It was 13 years ago today that we lost one of the true pioneers in electronic music. Robert Moog passed away on Aug. 21, 2005. Robert was the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer. We could list scores of artists who have used his synths, but the name most easily recognized is the late Keith Emerson, […]

It was the beginning of the San Francisco sound. On Aug. 13, 1965, Marty Balin and his partners opened “the Matrix” in San Francisco. It was a renovated pizza shop located at 3138 Fillmore Street. The opening night featured a band that Marty had put together to be the ‘house’ band. They called the band […]

Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the […]

Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album met with very good critical reviews, in fact, Rolling Stone, who seemed to never like anything said “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and […]

On June 13, 1983, the world was exposed to an up and coming guitarist and his band for the first time. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released their debut album “Texas Flood”. The album was named after a cover featured on the album “Texas Flood,” recorded by blues singer Larry Davis in 1958. Produced […]

On June 13, 1965, incredible greatness was released in the US. However, nobody realized it at the time. It was on that day, The Yardbirds released their debut LP in the states. The album was titled “For Your Love”. The album was released as The Yardbirds were getting ready for their first US tour. The […]

On June 13, 1980, the movie “Roadie” opened. The movie is basically about a truck driver who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show. The film stars Meat Loaf and marks his first starring role in a film. There are also cameo appearances by musicians such as Roy Orbison and Hank Williams […]

On June 13, 1958, Frank Zappa graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA. Normally we won’t post about someone’s high school graduation, but it’s such a great picture. Did you know that Frank went to high school with Don Van Vliet? Don is better known as Captain Beefheart. Zappa a high school grad, […]

Thank goodness some stars stayed just music stars. On May 13, 1977, Linda Ronstadt (indirectly) declined an offer placed in Hustler magazine, promising a million dollars to any of ten female celebrities (including Ronstadt) willing to pose for a nude photo shoot. Yes, it would have sold a gazillion magazines, but it was not what […]


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