2nd March 2008, Canadian guitarist, singer, Jeff Healey, died of cancer. Healey lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes when he was 8 months old, resulting in his eyes being surgically removed. After living cancer-free for 38 years, he developed sarcoma in his legs. Despite surgery for this, the sarcoma spread […]

2nd Feb 2013, A 1960’s Beatles Record Player, produced for fans as a commercial Beatles memorabilia item, fetched $12,100 in an online auction. The Record Player, which was highly-sought by Beatles collectors worldwide, was manufactured in a limited quantity. Because of this, some believed there was still a strong possibility a few remaining players to […]

Happy Birthday to Graham Nash, born on 2nd February 1942. British-American singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of The Hollies and supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash initially met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour. CSN’s scored the hit […]

“More of The Monkees” was released on Jan. 9, 1967. It was The Monkees 2nd album. 51 years ago today…….. We wonder how many young men went out shopping to try emulate the ‘new’ look of the band. Did you? (JC Penney provided the clothes for the photo shot in case you could find the […]

2nd Jan 1936, Born on this day, Roger Miller singer, guitarist and TV star. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’). He won four Grammy awards in 1965 including Best Country & Western Album. Roger died of lung cancer on October 25th 1991, aged 56. Scottish duo The Proclaimers had the […]

Grand Funk Railroad released their 2nd LP “Grand Funk” on Dec. 29, 1969. The album is also known as “The Red Album.” In making this record, the band and the producers concentrated more on Mark Farner’s guitar because of the imbalance the band achieved on their first album “On Time”. They felt that the bass […]

The 2nd Miami Pop Festival of 1968 started on Dec. 28th of that year. “Miami Pop Festival” was the name of two different music festivals that took place in May and December 1968 at Gulfstream Park, a horse racing track in Hallandale, Florida, just north of Miami. Apart from the venue, the two events were […]

2nd Dec 1966, David Bowie released ‘Rubber Band’, his first single on the Deram label. It was part of a three-track audition tape Bowie’s new manager Kenneth Pitt used to persuade the label to sign him. Despite some good reviews in the music press, the single was a flop, once more failing to break into […]

2nd Dec 1976, The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure’s tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not […]

Joan Jett released her 2nd solo LP “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” on Nov. 18, 1981. It was her first album feature her backing band The Blackhearts. It is Jett’s most successful album to date with over 10 million copies sold, largely due to the success of the title track which was released as a […]

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