Jimi Hendrix gave his first on stage performance on Feb. 20, 1959. Jimi was 16 years old, and was auditioning for an unnamed band. This happened in the basement of Temple De Hirsch, a synagogue in Seattle, Washington. It didn’t go to well for Jimi as he was told not to return for the second […]

Badfinger released their debut LP “Magic Christian Music” on Feb. 16, 1970. Three tracks from the LP are featured in the film “The Magic Christian” which also gives the album its title. However, “Magic Christian Music” is not an official soundtrack album for the film. The film soundtrack for “The Magic Christian” featured three new […]

Today we are remembering Waylon Jennings who passed away 16 years ago today. We know that there will probably be some who will question why we would mention Waylon on a Rock and Roll site. The answer is very simple. Because he was Waylon Jennings. And then there’s that whole Buddy Holly thing. Yeah, he […]

On Jan. 16, 1964, the legendary Whisky A-Go-Go opened on Los Angeles’ famed Sunset strip. Johnny Rivers was the leader of the house band when it opened. The Whisky played an important role in many musical careers, especially for bands based in Southern California. The Byrds, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield, Smokestack Lightning and Love were […]

On Jan. 16, 1971, a lil’ ole band from Texas released their first album. The band was ZZ Top and the LP was titled “First Album”. It didn’t do much and they only released one single from the record which failed to chart. But, as we all know, they didn’t give up. Can any of […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono attended the Peace Festival in Toronto on Dec. 16, 1969. As part of their new campaign against the war in Vietnam, they place stark black-and-white billboards in eleven international cities proclaiming “WAR IS OVER!” and then, in smaller type, “If You Want It. Happy Christmas From John And Yoko.” WE […]

Jimi Hendrix finally topped the US album charts on Nov. 16, 1968 when The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 3rd and final LP “Electric Ladyland” hit the #1 position. It would stay there for 2 weeks. The LP only made it to #6 in the UK. The record included the Bob Dylan penned song “All Along The […]

On Nov. 16, 1969, Janis Joplin played a concert in Tampa, FL. During her show, a policemen tried to use a bullhorn to control a crowd that had left their seats and begun to move around. Janis was not happy about it and said to the officer “Don’t fuck with those people! Hey, mister, what’re […]

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