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The Beach Boys released their 2nd single “Surfin’ Safari” on Jun. 4, 1962. It was their first release on Capitol Records. The flip side was the song “409”. Capitol felt that “409” should be the ‘A’ side but a radio station in Phoenix started playing “Surfin’ Safari” instead. The record was a smash hit and […]

2nd May 1972, Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Springsteen played a short set for him in his office; Hammond was so impressed that he arranged a real audition that night at the Gaslight Club in New York for other Columbia executives. Bruce passed the audition. We are […]

2nd April 1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single ‘I Get Around’, which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year. The song begins with a multi-part a cappella introduction that quickly shifts into rock-style verses sung by Mike Love and a pop chorus sung in falsetto by Brian Wilson. More […]

2nd April 1987, One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey’s band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Rush’s Neil Peart organized a pair of 90s tribute albums […]

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 […]


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