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Aug. 12th was a big day for Big Brother and The Holding Company when it came to record releases. On Aug. 12, 1967, they released their self-titled LP”Big Brother & the Holding Company.” The record featured Janis Joplin as their main singer. Recorded during three days in December 1966 for Mainstream Records, it was released […]

It wasn’t the start of Rock and Roll by any means, but it was the start of “Big Time” Rock and Roll… On July 18, 1953, an eighteen-year-old truck driver went to the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue to record a novelty 45 for his mother’s birthday. The young truck driver was Elvis […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on June 10, 1966. However, if you research the posters from that time period, June 10 & 11, 1966 were the famous nights of ‘The Quick and The Dead” at […]

Big thanks to everyone who sent in memories of seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert for our latest book. The book is now available for pre order on Amazon and is published in print and an eBook/Kindle on July 4th. https://tinyurl.com/brucspringsteenthedayiwasthere Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

How the times have changed. Big time Rock and Roll tours weren’t always quite as “big”. The picture below shows the semis used for U2’s 360 tour in 2009. It was a major tour for the time. Why do we mention this….. In 1958, Buddy Holly was doing a major tour for the time. On […]

“I don’t care how big you are, you can’t use my name”!!!!!! On Feb. 28, 1970, Led Zeppelin performed in Denmark as “The Nobs” to keep from being sued. The granddaughter of Count Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin, Countess Frau Eva von Zeppelin felt the bands use of Zeppelin was insulting and dishonoured […]

He wasn’t a big man, but he was a giant. Steve Marriott would have turned 71 years old today. Steve is best known for his time in the Small Faces and Humble Pie. If you look to see who many of the biggest stars in Rock and Roll say was one of the greatest ever, […]


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