On Feb. 25, 1963, Vee Jay records released the first US single / 45 by the then-unknown Beatles, “Please Please Me” b/w “Ask Me Why.” It went nowhere on the charts or on the radio. It is however one of the most collectable of all the Beatles’ records because the record company spelled the bands […]

Phil Collins released his third solo LP “No Jacket Required” on Jan. 25, 1985. It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Don’t Lose My Number”, and “Take Me Home” were all released as singles, with corresponding music videos and all four were top ten hits on […]

Little Feat released their third studio album “Dixie Chicken” on January 25, 1973. The artwork for the front cover was by illustrator Neon Park and is a reference to a line from the LP’s third song, “Roll Um Easy”. The album is considered their landmark album with the title track as their signature song that […]

“..Please allow me to introduce myself…” There were only 25 days left in the 60’s……. A decade that saw the rise (and fall) of the ‘peace and love era”. For those of our friends who really lived it, it was a time like no other. But like all good things, it had to end. There […]

It was on Nov. 25, 1969 that John Lennon returned his MBE to the Queen, as an act of protest against the Vietnam war. Lennon’s chauffeur Les Anthony returned the insignia of the award to Buckinham Palace in the morning, also delivering handwritten letters to the Queen, prime minister Harold Wilson, and the secretary of […]

On Nov. 25, 1963, The Beatles landed in North America. It was on that day that their LP “Beatlemania; With The Beatles” was released in Canada. Chicago’s Vee-Jay Records, who had (some) rights to the band in the US, had originally planned to release the LP “Introducing The Beatles” on July 22, 1963, but didn’t […]

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