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It was just going to be a one day jam session. It turned out to be bigger than Woodstock. On July 28, 1973, “The Summer Jam” was held at the Watkin-Glen racetrack in upstate New York. The ‘Jam’ would feature the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band. It received the Guinness Book […]

28th July 1945, Born on this day, Richard Wright keyboards, vocals, Pink Floyd (1973 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the US chart. 1979 UK and US No.1 single ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’. Wright died on 15th Sept 2008 aged […]

18th July 1929, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter, musician Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. A Golden Gloves boxing champion at 16, he was married nine times, fathered over 30 children, spent two years in jail and was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976. He recorded ‘I Put A Spell […]

We lost Harry Chapin 37 years ago today on July 16, 1981. On that day, just after noon, Chapin was driving in the left lane on the Long Island Expressway at about 65 mph on the way to perform at a free concert scheduled for later that evening at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New […]

We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There is now out! Available on Amazon and at all good books stores, and as a Kindle, iTunes eBook and Google Play. Big thanks to all the fans who took the time to send in their memories of […]

We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There is now out! Available on Amazon and at all good books stores, and as a Kindle, iTunes eBook and Google Play. Big thanks to all the fans who took the time to send in their memories of […]

5th July 1943, Born on this day, Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, Robbie Robertson, guitar, vocals. He joined The Hawks in 1962 who became know as The Band. Bob Dylan and the Hawks toured the United States throughout 1965 and a world tour the following year. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for […]

1st July 1915, Born on this day, Willie Dixon, blues singer, guitarist, ‘the poet laureate of the blues’. Credited with writing more than 500 songs by the end of his life. Wrote classic songs: ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, ‘I’m Ready’, ‘You Shook Me’, ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’, ‘Little Red Rooster.’ Major influence on The Rolling […]

Just wanted to flag up our latest book Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There is available as a digital format on Kindle, (and iTunes and Google Play). http://amzn.eu/eC43kGz Bruce Springsteen: The Day I Was There Bruce Springsteen has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, and has earned numerous awards for his work, […]

27th June 2002, One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold […]


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