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It is said that Feb. 3, 1959 is the day the music died. So, we would think that 81 years ago today, Sept. 7, 1936 is the day the music was born. Or at least a good part of it. If he were still with us, Buddy Holly would have turned 82 years old today. […]

7th Sept 1936, Born on this day, Buddy Holly singer, songwriter, The Crickets, (1957 US No.1 'That'll Be The Day', 1959 UK No.1 single 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Holly was killed in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. The […]

We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There is now available to pre order on Amazon. Richard Houghton's fifth book is a collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing him live. It's the story of Jimi's discovery by manager Chas Chandler in New York's […]

2nd Sept 1946, Born on this day, Billy Preston, US singer, keyboard player. (1973 US No.1 single 'Will It Go Round In Circles', 1978 UK No.2 single with Syreeta 'With You I'm Born Again', and 1969 single 'Get Back' with The Beatles During the 1960s, he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke and […]

Our Bob Dylan book is available in print and all digital formats. We are very pleased to announce that we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob […]

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 […]

10th August 1909, Born on this day, Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender, inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. The Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world’s most iconic electric guitars and the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass […]

Just wanted to flag up our Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There book which came out a few months ago!We are very pleased to announce that we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell […]

On Aug, 5, 1957, television after school got cool…nationwide. It was on this day in ’57 that ABC television network did the first national broadcast of “American Bandstand”. The show was very popular on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia. But the first show was interrupted for half an hour in the middle by The Mickey Mouse Club. […]

Thanks you everyone so far who has bought our Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There book. As well as the print version, it’s available as a digital edition for Kindle, iTunes eBook and Google Play.We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There is […]


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