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One of the great pictures from the Monterey International Pop Festival which was held on June 16, 17 & 18, 1967. It was a ‘come as you are festival’ so The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz decided to come as a Native American. We are guessing it would be as a Chief. Chief Monkee, 51 years ago. […]

This was written by Al Kooper 3 years ago today. It’s a great story so we thought we would repost it: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! On June 16th, 1965 the complete take of “Like A Rolling Stone” was recorded (Take 4) at approximately 3:30 PM in Studio A at […]

One of the great albums of a generation, “Tapestry” by Carole King became the #1 album in the US on June 17, 1971. It woud stay at the top for 15 weeks. The LP contained such classic tracks as “It’s Too Late”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “So Far Away”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” […]

Today we are remembering the great Bob Welch who left us 6 years ago today on June 7, 2012. Bob was a former member of Fleetwood Mac, and he had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included “Hot Love, Cold World,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Precious Love,” and his signature song, “Sentimental Lady.” […]

“Welcome to Texas lads” Texas is one of the great places for Rock and Roll. But it hasn’t always been that way. On June 7, 1964, The Rolling Stones played a ‘teen fair’ in San Antonio, TX. The warm up act, or probably in this case just an act that was on before them, was […]

It was 21 years ago today that the music world lost the great Ronnie Lane. Ronnie was a musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands the Small Faces and, after losing the band’s frontman, the Faces, with two new […]

One of the great guitarists in Rock and Roll history, John Cipollina left this world 29 years ago today on May 29, 1989. John is best known for his work with Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band and later Copperhead. It is very hard to explain John’s guitar playing to people who are not familiar with […]

One of the great lyricists of Rock and Roll, Bernie Taupin has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Bernie is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star’s songs, and making his lyrics some of the best known in music history. (from wikipedia edited) […]

Steve Winwood turns 70 years old today. While he was still a pupil at the Great Barr School, Steve was a part of the Birmingham rhythm and blues scene, playing the Hammond B-3 organ and guitar, backing blues singers such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

One of the great Rock and Roll artists who left us way to soon, Ritchie Valens would have turned 77 years old today. Ritchie’s star was just taking off when he got on an small airplane in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 3, 1959. Also on the plane was Buddy Holly, and The Big Bopper. […]


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