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26th May 1940, Born on this day, Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band. He died of throat cancer aged 71 on 19th April 2012. Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band […]

That lil ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top is probably throwing a Texas size birthday party for one of it’s founding members and bassist, Dusty Hill today. Dusty is celebrating 69 trips around the sun today. If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would only play you one song, […]

16th May 1961, Born on this day, Enya Ni Bhraonain, from Irish family band Clannad who had the 1982 UK No.5 single ‘Harry’s Game’. Enya had the solo, 1988 UK No.1 single ‘Orinoco Flow’, and the 2001 US No.2 album ‘A Day Without Rain’. Enya is Ireland’s biggest selling solo artist and second overall behind […]

The Steve Miller Band released their ninth LP “Fly Like an Eagle” on May 15, 1976. The album was by Capitol Records in North America and Mercury Records in Europe. The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification […]

27th April 1999, UK band The Verve announced that they had split. They scored the 1997 UK No.1 single ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ and their 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Urban Hymns’ spent over 100 weeks on the UK chart. Leader of the group Richard Ashcroft went solo scoring the 2000 UK No.3 single ‘A Song […]

30th April 2005, The Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 (£105,000) after their tour bus dumped human waste on a boatload of tourists in Chicago in August 2004. Bus driver Stefan Wohl who was alone on board the bus at the time the sewage was dumped was fined $10,000 (£5,200), the band had already […]

The band was originally call Chicago Transit Authority. They released their self-titled debut LP on April 28, 1969. It is listed in the “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” book. Terry Kath’s playing as a guitarist was so strong on this album that even Jimi Hendrix became a major fan of his playing. […]

Being on the road as an up and coming band in the early 70’s was never easy. Club owners / promoters were always looking for ways to screw the band. On April 30, 1970, The Allman Brothers Band had a problem: The following is an article that was written by David J. Krajicek and appeared […]

In 1972, Stephen Stills formed a new band called ‘Manassas’ and on April 12 they released their debut double LP of the same name. The album debuted on the Billboard Top LP’s chart for the week ending April 29, 1972 and eventually peaked at #4 in June. Stills’ album shared the Top 10 with an […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s day! Do you have a favourite Irish band or singer? Read it here


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