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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 […]

This was written by Al Kooper 3 years ago today. It’s a great story so we thought we would repost it: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! On June 16th, 1965 the complete take of “Like A Rolling Stone” was recorded (Take 4) at approximately 3:30 PM in Studio A at […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]

“Demons.” This is truly one of the saddest stories in Rock and Roll. On June 3, 1983, Jim Gordon brutally murdered his mother with a hammer and knife in their home. He was already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from, among other things, voices in his head. Here is why we are talking about Jim. […]

With the passing of Jack Bruce 3 years ago, it could never happen again. On May 2, 2005, Cream (Jack, Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton) reunited at London’s Royal Albert Hall after 36 years. They played a four-night stint. At least it happened. Any of you there? RIP Jack. Read It Here!

Aerosmith released their fourth LP “Rocks” on May 3, 1976. Rolling Stone placed the album at #176 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The band released 3 singles album and two of them “Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child” were top 40 hits. The album was one of the […]

It’s was as simple as 4 3 2 1 On April 7, 1971, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the LP “4 Way Street”. It had the number 4 in the title, it was album number 3 by Crosby, Stills & Nash, LP # 2 as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and their first live […]

On March 3, 1986, THE BAND played a concert at the Cheek to Cheek Lounge outside Orlando, in Winter Park, Florida. While on stage, Richard Manuel, appeared to be in relatively good spirits but ominously thanked Garth Hudson for “twenty-five years of incredible music”. After the show, The Band returned to the Quality Inn, down […]

Metallica released their third LP “Master of Puppets” on March 3, 1986. It was the first Metallica album released on a major label. Master of Puppets is the band’s last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash during the album’s promotional tour. The album peaked at number 29 on the […]

A band called The Herd got together for the first time on March 3, 1966 in Los Angeles. The band included unknowns Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. The members would later decide to take the name of an old steamroller, Buffalo Springfield for the name of their band. But […]


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