Remember “Dead Man’s Curve” by Jan & Dean? The opening lyrics were: ….I was cruisin’ in my Sting Ray late one night When an XKE pulled up on the right And rolled down the window of his shiny new Jag And challenged me then and there to a drag….. It was on New Years Eve, […]

Quick plug for our series of Dead Straight Guide books. We have, Pink Floyd, Dylan, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Queen, The Jam and Velvet Underground: Read it here

On Dec. 10, 1965, Grateful Dead played their first show at the Fillmore in San Francisco for concert promoter Bill Graham. We believe this was only the 2nd time they had played under that name having recently changed it from The Warlocks. This was one of Grahams earliest shows at the Fillmore and there isn’t […]

We have a new book The Dead Straight Guide to Queen just published. This book tells the full story of the band and its members from pre-Queen to post Freddie, and includes, the 50 greatest Queen tracks, a look at all the albums, singles, video shoot locations and more. Read it here

Remember the song “Dead Babies” by Alice Cooper? There is a chance that the first time you heard that song was 46 years ago today, on Nov. 27, 1971. The was the day that Alice Cooper (the group) released their 4th album titled “Killer.” The album included the two singles “Under My Wheels” and “Be […]

We love this new book – The Dead Straight Guide to Queen. It features the 50 best Queen tracks and the stories behind them, plus every album, single, and loads of Queen trivia. Read it here

The Grateful Dead released their 6th LP “American Beauty” on Nov. 1, 1970. Jason Ankeny in AllMusic said that the album is the Dead’s “studio masterpiece”, and in comparing it to Workingman’s Dead, it is “more representative of the group as a collective unit”. In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone […]

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