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14th Dec 1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period. We love this book with memories from fans from all these early gigs. https://tinyurl.com/yaxv39ku Read it here

Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rollin’ Stones on Dec. 14, 1962, at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were know as The Rollin’ Stones during this period. 55 years ago…… with no ‘g’ in the name. Read It Here!

On Dec. 14, 1959, Dave Brubeck released his LP “Time Out”. Yes it was jazz, but it experimented with ‘time signatures’. It was Jazz so we know there will be some of you who will question why we mention it. There will be a lot of musicians who will understand why. It was ground breaking […]

14th Dec 1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin’s 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded […]

From the “oops” file. It was on Dec 13, 1961 that The Beatles played 2 shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They did a lunchtime show and a night show. It was a pretty exciting night for the lads. Mike Smith, an A&R guy from Decca Records was coming to see them perform and […]

On Dec. 14, 1974, Styx re-released their single “Lady”. The song was off of their STYX II LP that was released on July 1, 1973. When “Lady” was first released as a single in 1973, it was getting strong local airplay in and around the bands home town of Chicago. The band was headlining concerts […]

Happy birthday to Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, born on 13th Dec 1948. American guitarist with psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan (their first three albums, Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972, Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974), and Spirit in the 1980s. Baxter has also worked with many […]

13th Dec 1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Return To Sender’, his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed ‘Return To Sender’ in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing on baritone saxophone was performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling Stones, […]

It took a few producers to get it finished. On Dec. 13, 1971 Badfinger released their third LP titled “Straight Up” in the US. It wouldn’t be released in the UK until Feb. of 72. The record was issued on the Beatles’ Apple record label, it includes the hit singles “Day After Day” and “Baby […]

13th Dec 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it […]


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