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Our new book Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There is out on 4th July (and is available for pre order on Amazon). Over 250 fans from the UK, USA, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Ireland, Brazil, France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, share fascinating anecdotes, stories, photographs and […]

For at least 1 day in New York, Grand Funk Railroad was bigger than The Beatles. It had taken the Beatles 80 days to sell out the Shea Stadium. It had taken Grand Funk only 72 hours. According to stadium police officials, “It looked like World series fever all over again.” In short, when tickets […]

27th May 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record, ‘That’ll Be The Day.’ A UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its genesis in a trip to the movies by Holly, Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing. Wayne’s frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, […]

26th May 1940, Born on this day, Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band. He died of throat cancer aged 71 on 19th April 2012. Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band […]

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan, born on 24 May 1941. To celebrate his birthday 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 Dylan from his hometown of […]

We are very pleased to announce that our new book Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There is now available as a Kindle download (print version is out on 24th May). More than 400 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan from his hometown of Hibbing […]

11th May 1888, Born on this day, American composer and lyricist, Irving Berlin who is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He was the composer of many pop, stage show and film hits. He emigrated from Siberia to New York as a child. He was the composer of ‘White Christmas’, ‘There’s […]

There’s gold in them thar beatles…… On May 17, 2008, eight years to the day that their romance became public, model and activist Heather Mills is awarded $48.6 million in her divorce settlement from Paul McCartney. “I feel elated,” a beaming Mills, 40, told PEOPLE minutes after her hearing. “It was worth the hard work.” […]

50 years ago today, the first day of the first Miami Pop event took place at Gulfstream Park. An estimated 100,000 people attended this concert, which was promoted by Richard O’Barry & Michael Lang, later famous as promoter of Woodstock. Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Frank Zappa and The […]

16th May 1961, Born on this day, Enya Ni Bhraonain, from Irish family band Clannad who had the 1982 UK No.5 single ‘Harry’s Game’. Enya had the solo, 1988 UK No.1 single ‘Orinoco Flow’, and the 2001 US No.2 album ‘A Day Without Rain’. Enya is Ireland’s biggest selling solo artist and second overall behind […]


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