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Creedence Clearwater Revival released their second LP “Bayou Country” on Jan. 5, 1969. The record was the first of three albums CCR would release in 1969. In an early review, Rolling Stone thought that the album suffered from a major fault of inconsistency. “The good cuts are very good; but the bad ones just don’t […]

Iron Maiden finally had a number one song in the UK on Jan. 5, 1991 when their single “Bring Your Daughter…to the Slaughter” went to the top of the charts. It would only stay their for one week and it was the only time they would get that high on the charts. The song was […]

4th Jan 1970, Chauffeur Neil Boland was accidentally killed when The Who’s drummer Keith Moon ran over him in his Bentley. Moon was trying to escape from a Gang of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Boland got out to try to protect the car, but left it in […]

On Jan. 4, 1954, while still working as a truck driver, Elvis Presley went to the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, TN, to record a song for his mother’s birthday which was many months away. He records “It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You” and “I’ll Never Stand In Your Way.” This was this recording […]

Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, born on 3rd Jan 1946, bass, keyboards, producer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. As a session player in the 1960s he […]

3rd Jan 1969, Appearing live on The Lulu show on UK TV, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to perform two songs, Voodoo Child, (which was performed in full), then Hendrix stopped performing his new single ‘Hey Joe’ after a verse and chorus and instead launched into a version of the Cream song ‘Sunshine Of […]

3rd Jan 1926, Born on this day, Sir George Martin, English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 […]

This one would be “way back” machine worthy… On Jan. 2, 1969, Led Zeppelin began a 4 night run at The Whisky A Go Go on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip. The opening band, Alice Cooper. Any of you there for any of those nights 49 years ago! Read It Here!

2nd Jan 1936, Born on this day, Roger Miller singer, guitarist and TV star. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’). He won four Grammy awards in 1965 including Best Country & Western Album. Roger died of lung cancer on October 25th 1991, aged 56. Scottish duo The Proclaimers had the […]


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