On Jan 6, 1958, Gibson Guitar Corporation patented its Flying V guitar. In the 1958 / 59 model years, less than 100 examples were made, making this one of the most sought after guitars ever made. Jimi Hendrix hand painted his ’67. Got one? Happy 60th Birthday to the Gibson “Flying V”!!!! (We are pretty […]

Jan. 6, 1968 was a Saturday. And there were a lot of teenagers that were excited about a new TV show that was premiering that day. The show was called “Happening ’68” and was hosted by Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & The Raiders. The show was on ABC and it followed […]

Prior to Jan. 6, 1976, the highest charting album Peter Frampton had is in solo career reached #32 on the Billboard charts. That was about to change. On Jan. 6, 1976, Peter released his double live LP “Frampton Comes Alive!”. Following four solo albums with little commercial success, “Frampton Comes Alive!” was a breakthrough for […]

One of the coolest albums you could possibly own was released on Dec. 6, 1965. That was the day The Byrds released their second album “Turn, Turn, Turn”. Like its predecessor, Mr. Tambourine Man, the album epitomized the folk rock genre and continued the band’s successful mix of vocal harmony and jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar. […]

Jackson Browne released his fifth LP, the classic “Running on Empty” on Dec. 6, 1977. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978 and stayed on the charts for 65 weeks. The single for the title track, “Running on Empty”, peaked at #11 and the follow-up single, “The Load-Out”/”Stay”, reached #20 […]

He started playing piano at 6 years old and eventually got a degree in aerospace engineering….. With that said… Styx founding member and guitarist / singer / songwriter James “J.Y.” Young has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. JY is the only original member of the band that has played on every album they […]

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