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On Jan. 31, 1967, John Lennon went antique shopping in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. One of the things that caught his eye and he purchased was a circus poster from 1843. He liked the poster so much in fact that he wrote a song about it. On the poster was the line “Being For The Benefit […]

John Lennon picked up a London Daily Mail newspaper 51 years ago today on Jan. 17, 1967. He read a story about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was this article that inspired the line in “A Day In The Life.” Many times the ideas for songs come from the strangest things. (This is the only […]

John Fogerty released his third solo LP titled “Centerfield” on Jan. 15, 1985. The record included the hit singles “The Old Man Down the Road”, “Rock and Roll Girls” and the title track “Centerfield”. It was John’s first album in nine years. After Asylum Records rejected his “Hoodoo” album, he decided to take a long […]

Long John Baldry would have turned 77 years old today. We are sure that many of you are very familiar with him, but there are some who may be familiar with his name, don’t fully understand the role he played in the British music scene. This is from wikipedia and is a great summary of […]

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 […]

About 30,000 copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s new LP, “Two Virgins” was confiscated by authorities in New Jersey on Jan. 2, 1969. The album cover had a picture of John and Yoko totally nude on it. It was said it was pornographic. Their record label, Apple eventually got around the problem by issuing […]

John Denver would have turned 74 years old today. The singer, songwriter, actor, activist and many other things died on Oct 12, 1997 when the experimental aircraft he was piloting crash into the Pacific Ocean just off of Pacific Grove, CA. John was an entertainer’s entertainer. He sold millions and millions of records as well […]

Bob Dylan released his eighth LP “John Wesley Harding” on Dec. 27, 1967. This record marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music. The album was well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching #2 on the US charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono attended the Peace Festival in Toronto on Dec. 16, 1969. As part of their new campaign against the war in Vietnam, they place stark black-and-white billboards in eleven international cities proclaiming “WAR IS OVER!” and then, in smaller type, “If You Want It. Happy Christmas From John And Yoko.” WE […]

This is a great picture of a young John Lennon. We can only imagine the thoughts he had at this time in his life.. We lost John 37 years ago today. We all like to think of the music he would have made if he weren’t taken from us. We all wish the ‘powers that […]

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