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Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, born on 3rd January 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 […]

He attempted to make sense of Sparks’ first band, had a very public bust-up with John Lennon, and found life surprisingly easy with Grand Funk Railroad. Interview: Todd Rundgren on John Lennon, Ringo Starr, New York Dolls and more Link to original article here

8th December 1980, John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartments since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead from […]

Happy birthday to Ozzy Osbourne, born on 3rd December 1948, (John Michael Osbourne), singer with English rock band Black Sabbath who had the 1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid'. The bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock album ever by Kerrang! in 2005. He had the 1986 solo UK No.20 single 'Shot […]

16th November 1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal […]

7th November 1967, Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated […]

On Nov. 3, 1973, Daryl Hall & John Oates ( Hall & Oates) released their 2nd LP "Abandoned Luncheonette." It was the most commercially successful of their first three albums of the duo's Atlantic Records period. Twenty-nine years after its release, the album was certified platinum (over one million copies sold) by the Recording Industry […]

Today, Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen turns 55. He is better known as Rick Allen the drummer for the English hard rock band Def Leppard. Rick is famous for overcoming the complete amputation of his left arm and continuing to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its greatest popular success worldwide. Happy […]

30th August 1939, Born on this day, John Peel, BBC radio DJ. journalist and TV presenter, born John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. He was the longest running BBC Radio 1 and the most influential British DJ ever. He was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio, and […]

On Aug. 20, 1969, The Beatles finally finished John Lennon's "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". It was also the last time all four members of the group were inside the Abbey Road studios together. There were two sessions on that day. The first took place between 2pm and 6pm in the control room of […]


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