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July 6th is one of the most important days in the history of music. It was on that date in 1957 that Paul McCartney met John Lennon. Here is the story from the Beatles Bible: In the afternoon the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool. The performance […]

The Beatles released their third LP (kinda) “A Hard Day’s Night” in the US on June 26, 1964. The American version of the album was released with a different track listing than the LP that would be released in the UK a couple of weeks later. In 2012, “A Hard Day’s Night” was voted 307th […]

A couple of days ago we posted about when Ringo Starr collapsed with tonsillitis and was hospitalised on the eve of The Beatles’ 1964 world tour. Here’s how it ended. The band’s manager Brian Epstein and their producer George Martin discussed using a stand-in drummer, rather than canceling part of the tour. Martin suggested Jimmie […]

A couple of days ago, on May 11th we did a post regarding the 48th anniversary of the release of the soundtrack LP from the movie of the Woodstock Festival. Just so you know, this is a picture of Nick and Bobbi Ercoline. They were / are the couple on the cover of the Woodstock […]

Rock and Roll radio has seen better days. The great stations are slowly disappearing. Case in point. WLUP-FM in Chicago was a mainstay of Rock and Roll for 41 years. The station, better know as ‘The Loop’ was one of the first stations to use the Lee Abrams “Superstars” format and it was the home […]

As we get older, we all have those days when we are a little forgetful. Here’s an example… On March 6, 2004, while checking out of his New York hotel, David Crosby left behind a bag. When he returned to get it, he was arrested by the police. Not for being forgetful, but because the […]

The Beatles started filming their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” at London’s Paddington railway station on March 2, 1964. During filming, up and coming Rock Star George Harrison met up and coming teenage actress Pattie Boyd. George fell hard for her. They would marry two years later. Or as Pattie has said, two years […]

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“..Please allow me to introduce myself…” There were only 25 days left in the 60’s……. A decade that saw the rise (and fall) of the ‘peace and love era”. For those of our friends who really lived it, it was a time like no other. But like all good things, it had to end. There […]

You ever have one of those days where you start wondering about different things? We have them here at The College of Rock and Roll Knowledge all the time…. Read It Here!


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