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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 […]

It was six years ago today, on May 13, 2012 that the music world lost the legendary Donald “Duck” Dunn. Thankfully he still lives on in the music he made. We won’t even begin you tell you all the songs he played on. Here is a partial list of who he played / recorded with. […]

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 […]


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