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When the new Billboard Hot 100 Chart came out on June 10, 1978, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta had the new #1 song with “You’re The One That I Want”. BUT!!!!! Just entering the chart for the first time was Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good”. It entered the chart at #71. “Life’s Been Good” would […]

It was kind of a ‘hometown girl does good’ event. On May 25, 1973, Carole King played a free concert in New York City’s Central Park. It was one of the first public things she did since the birth of her child and the wild success of her LP “Tapestry”. The concert only had about […]

Hendrix and Zeppelin on the same concert bill? We’ll let the good Professor Poster explain: The Northern California Folk Rock Festival 2, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and the Aquarian Family Festival, at the Spartan Stadium practice field, both were held on Memorial Day weekend. These festivals had all the elements of the better-known […]

The one and only, the good Professor Poster is celebrating 68 trips around the sun today. The Professor is one of the most knowledgeable and informed experts on all of those great Rock and Roll concert posters from years gone by. We refer to his work often for our posts and often repost his posts…. […]

May 9th has been a pretty good day for Bruce Springsteen. On that day in 1974, he gave one of the most important performances of his career. He was opening for Bonnie Raitt at her Harvard Square Theatre show and at Bonnie’s request, he played his full two-hour set. In the audience that night a […]

Linda Ronstadt had a very good day on Feb. 15, 1975. When the Billboard Charts came out the day, Linda had the #1 single in the country with “You’re No Good. She also had the #1 album in the counrty (US) with “Heart Like A Wheel”. The single and the LP only stayed at #1 […]

The music world changed 54 years ago today. It was a very good change. It was a very important day for so, so many…. Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. How many of you were sitting / laying on the floor in front of the family TV to watch […]

War h’uh Yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothin uh-huh, uh-huh…. Today we are remembering Edwin Starr who would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. The biggest hit of Edwin’s career, was the Vietnam War protest song “War” which he released in 1970. His intense vocals transformed a Temptations album track into a […]

“Good Golly, Miss Molly” is one of those songs that no one seems to mind when a band just breaks into it. It is a classic Rock and Roll song. Little Richard first recorded it in 1956 but it wasn’t released as a single until January 13, 1958. It was actually the 17th single that […]

Beatlemania got a good start in the US on Dec. 20th, 1963 when Capitol Records released “Meet The Beatles.” The following Jan., The Beatles would appear on The Jack Parr Show in a taped performance and then in Feb, they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, an appearance that changed music for ever. “Meet The […]


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