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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 […]

You ever go to a concert and decide that you want to join the band… and then do it? On Dec. 1, 1969, George Harrison went to London’s Royal Albert Hall to see husband and wife act Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett. George’s buddy, Eric Clapton was in the band so George decided right then and […]

Many times for a band to be successful, they need to hire their own ‘promo guy’. Sometimes they hire independents to work a specific record or, the smart ones hire someone full time to build the bands ‘brand’. In 1977, before Styx released the ‘Grand Illusion’ album, they hired a radio programer from a small […]

THE BAND played what they advertised as their “farewell concert appearance” On Nov. 25, 1976, Thanksgiving Day. The concert was held at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It was to be known as “The Last Waltz.” The Band was joined on stage by a few of their friends which included Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, […]

U2 released their 7th LP titled “Achtung Baby” on Nov. 19, 1991. The band had received criticism of their 1988 release, “Rattle and Hum,” so they shifted their musical direction to incorporate influences from alternative rock, industrial music, and electronic dance music into their sound. The album and the subsequent multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour were […]

It was 45 years ago today that we lost The Allman Brothers Band founding member and bassist Berry Oakley. Berry was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in the suburb of Park Forest, Illinois, then moved to Florida where he met and joined Dickey Betts’s band, The Second Coming. He was a founding member of The […]

If you believe….. On Nov. 9, 1966, Paul McCartney got pissed off at his band mates and rudely left a band meeting. While driving home, he was killed in a car crash caused by a slick road (and an unhinged fan or meter maid named Rita who he picked up hitchhiking). Not noticing that the […]

29th Oct 1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer and was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman pinned […]

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