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The 2nd Miami Pop Festival of 1968 started on Dec. 28th of that year. “Miami Pop Festival” was the name of two different music festivals that took place in May and December 1968 at Gulfstream Park, a horse racing track in Hallandale, Florida, just north of Miami. Apart from the venue, the two events were […]

On Dec. 27, 1967, The Doors played a live concert at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. That night they also appeared on the Jonathon Winters television show. The Doors had taped their appearance a couple of days earlier. Now there is really nothing unusual about these events. The reason we are bringing it up […]

Bob Dylan released his eighth LP “John Wesley Harding” on Dec. 27, 1967. This record marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music. The album was well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching #2 on the US charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial […]

27th Dec 1931, Born on this day, Scotty Moore, guitarist, whose first group was Doug Poindexter & the Starlite Wranglers. He played on the first Sun Studios session with Elvis Presley and went on to a lengthy career with Presley, playing on many of his most famous recordings including ‘Baby Let’s Play House’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, […]

Today we are remembering the late Delaney Bramlett who passed away on Dec. 27, 2008. Most of you are familiar with Delaney through Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. There is so much more…. (the following is edited from wikipedia) Delaine Alvin “Delaney” Bramlett was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. Bramlett’s five-decade career reached […]

26th Dec 1939, Born on this day, Phil Spector, producer, ‘The Spector Wall Of Sound’. Spector was a member of Teddy Bears, who had the 1958 US No.1 single ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’. He went on to produce many classic songs including; Ben E King, ‘Spanish Harlem’, The Crystals, ‘Da Doo Ron […]

26th Dec 2007, Amy Winehouse’s second album ‘Back to Black’ was named as the biggest-selling album of the year. Released at the end of 2006 the album had now sold more than 1.5m copies in the UK, achieving five platinum sales awards, Winehouse was also nominated for six Grammys including song of the year. Leona […]

25th Dec 1982, David Bowie had a No.3 UK hit with a duet with Bing Crosby, ‘Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy.’ The single became one of Bowie’s best selling in his career, with total estimated sales over 400,000 in the UK alone. The Christmas song was written in 1941, while the ‘Peace on […]

Happy birthday to Annie Lennox, born on 25th Dec 1954, singer, The Tourists, (1979 UK No.4 single ‘I Only Want To Be With You’). Eurythmics, (1983 US No.1 single ‘Sweet Dreams’, 1985 UK No.1 single ‘There Must Be An Angel’). Solo, (1995 UK No.2 single ‘No More I Love You’s’). Do you have a favourite […]

On Dec. 24, 1968, Led Zeppelin left Britain to start their first American tour. Robert Plant remembered, “It was Christmas, and Christmas away from home for the English is the end of the world.” But the start of one hell of a tour. (This picture is not from this day in 1968, it is from […]


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