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4th August 1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the […]

29th July 1956, Carl Perkins was on the UK singles chart with his debut UK hit ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in […]

Guns N’ Roses released their debut LP “Appetite for Destruction” on July 21. 1987. The record debuted at number 182 on the Billboard 200 in the week of August 29, 1987, but it did not top the chart until August 6, 1988, after the band had toured and received radio and music video airplay with […]

Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album met with very good critical reviews, in fact, Rolling Stone, who seemed to never like anything said “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and […]

The Go – Go’s released their debut LP “Beauty and the Beat” on July 8, 1981. The album was preceded by the single and signature song “We Got the Beat”, which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the album was eventually released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200 […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here

Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]

OK, here’s a time check…… How many of you remember the TV show “Where The Action Is”????? The first episode was aired 53 years ago today. It was Dick Clark’s latest rock n’ roll variety show on ABC-TV. The episode featured performances by Jan & Dean, Dee Dee Sharp and Linda Scott, and also introducing […]

27th June 1966, The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album Freak Out! on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of […]

The Mothers of Invention ( Frank Zappa) released their debut LP “Freak Out” on June 27, 1966. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. The album was produced by […]


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