Legendary and controversial comedian Lenny Bruce gave his last performances on the 24th and 25th of June, 1966 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Also playing those shows were Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The following is from the good Professor Poster: These performances by Lenny were not remembered fondly by Bill Graham, […]

9th March 1991, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi’s TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock. The Spanish backing vocals were sung by Joe Strummer and Joe Ely. Read it here

Jimi Hendrix gave his first on stage performance on Feb. 20, 1959. Jimi was 16 years old, and was auditioning for an unnamed band. This happened in the basement of Temple De Hirsch, a synagogue in Seattle, Washington. It didn’t go to well for Jimi as he was told not to return for the second […]

Were you worthy 26 years ago? Wayne and Garth gave everyone a Valentine’s Day present when they released their movie “Wayne’s World” on Feb. 14, 1992. The movie had great music, great guests (think Alice Cooper) and a really serious plot line (please detect sarcasm here). The poster said “You’ll laugh, You’ll cry, You’ll hurl”. […]

He didn’t invent the term “Rock and Roll”, but he gave it a home. If Alan Freed was still with us, he would turn 96 years old today. Alan, also known as ‘Moondog,’ was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on […]

Hmmn…. ever wonder?? On Nov. 17, 1938, Orchestra leader Kay Kyser gave a lecture at CCNY college in New York City on “the inner workings and artistic features of swing music.” Its popularity leads to Kyser being given his own popular NBC radio show, “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge.” Kyser and his band, toured […]

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