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2nd Sept 1946, Born on this day, Billy Preston, US singer, keyboard player. (1973 US No.1 single 'Will It Go Round In Circles', 1978 UK No.2 single with Syreeta 'With You I'm Born Again', and 1969 single 'Get Back' with The Beatles During the 1960s, he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke and […]

‘Ten Years After released their 2nd LP “Undead” on Aug. 10th, 1968. A little over a year later, the band would play Woodstock and their appearance in the film of the festival, would secure them a place in Rock and Roll history. This album, was a live recording of the band that was recorded at […]

2nd August 1937, Born on this day, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and a master of the Lowrey organ, Garth Hudson, The The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band and also backed Bob Dylan on his US tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. The Band had the 1969 US No.25 […]

Boston released their 2nd LP titled “Don’t Look Back” on Aug. 2, 1978. The title track was one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in […]

Happy birthday to Andy Fairweather-Low, born on 2nd August 1948, Welsh singer, songwriter from Amen Corner who had the 1969 UK No.1 single ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice’. As a solo artist he scored the 1975 UK No.6 single ‘Wide Eyed And Legless’. As a session guitarist has worked with Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, […]

Aug. 2nd has been an interesting day for Bob Dylan over the years. On that day in 1962, he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan. The 7 years later in 1969, he went to his 10-year high school reunion at Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN, but had to leave earlier than […]

It was 48 years ago on July 3, 1970, that the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival began. Like the Woodstock festival the previous summer, the event was promoted as “Three days of peace, love and music.” Tickets for the festival were priced at $14. Also like Woodstock, it became an “open event” when the promoter […]

Happy birthday to Roy Bittan, “The Professor”, born on 2nd July 1949, American keyboardist with Bruce Springsteen E Street Band which he joined on August 23, 1974. He has also worked with David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger. Read it here

2nd July 1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’ at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for […]

2nd July 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple’s iPod and other new digital devices. Did you or do you still have […]


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