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On Jan. 16, 1971, a lil’ ole band from Texas released their first album. The band was ZZ Top and the LP was titled “First Album”. It didn’t do much and they only released one single from the record which failed to chart. But, as we all know, they didn’t give up. Can any of […]

Many of us in the U.S. grew watching Paul Revere and his band The Raiders on just about any and every TV show that featured Rock and Roll bands. Paul was even the star of a couple of them. If Paul was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 80th birthday today. We […]

His band mates called him a “Mad Genius”. If Syd Barrett were still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Syd was a founding member, guitarist and songwriter for Pink Floyd. When Syd began to experience mental health problems, the others in the band wanted to keep him writing and recording, but […]

Every successful band / artist usually has a ‘guy’ behind the scenes that doesn’t get the fame or notoriety. That ‘guy’ may be a man or a woman who is invaluable to their success. Today we are remembering Mal Evans, who lost his life on Jan. 5, 1976. Mal Evans was a long time friend […]

New Years Eve is alway a great time to catch a live band. You never know, someone you see for the first time on NYE could go on to be big stars. Here’s a list of bands / artists that gave their first performance on NYE. Janis Joplin, 1961 at a Beaumont TX halfway house. […]

One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts has 74 candles on his birthday cake today. He is recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. Dickey was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone’s 100 […]

Just about everyone has a story about the time they saw a band and there were only a handful of people there. On Dec 9, 1961, The Beatles played at the Palais Ballroom in Aldershot to a crowd of just 18 people. The date had not been advertised, owing to the local newspaper’s refusal to […]

Paul McCartney and Wings released the “Band on the Run” LP on December 5, 1973 in the US (Dec. 7 in the UK). It marked the fifth album by Paul McCartney since his departure from the Beatles. Sales were modest initially, but its two hit singles – “Jet” and “Band on the Run” helped the […]

5th Dec 1973, Paul McCartney released Band On The Run, his fifth album since his departure from The Beatles. Two hit singles from the album – ‘Jet’ and ‘Band on the Run’ made it McCartney’s most successful album. The majority of Band on the Run was recorded at EMI’s studio in Lagos, Nigeria, as McCartney […]

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 […]

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