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John Lennon began recording what would become his final album “Double Fantasy” in New York City at the Hit Factory on Aug. 4, 1980. The album was produced by John, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas (who did the real production work). This is one of those times we’d love to have a ‘way back’ machine […]

24th July 1976, Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche” and was Elton’s first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits. John had met Dee […]

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. John first joined the band in 1966, 52 years ago. He has another long time accomplishment that is even more impressive. John has been married to his wife, Kristen, for 50 years now. Real quick, your favorite song by the Moodys? Happy Birthday John! […]

Today we are remembering John Dawson Winter III who left us 4 years ago today on July 16, 2014. He was best known as Johnny Winter, a musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer an for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s. Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums […]

14th July 1958, The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips. The band recorded ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of Danger’ in one […]

7th July 1980, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert with drummer John Bonham when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included: ‘Black Dog’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Hot Dog’, ‘All My Love’, ‘Trampled Under Foot’, ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Rock And […]

The Who’s John Entwistle passed away 16 years ago today. Here is a post that our friend Nick Scelsi wrote for CRRK 3 years ago. Thought we would repost it today. By Nick Scelsi: John Entwistle never much cared for the “big band” version of the Who that toured America in 1989 and 1996/97. With […]

It was 17 years ago today, on June 21, 2001, Blues legend John Lee Hooker passed away. He was 83 years old. (That is an estimate as his actual birth year is disputed) John Lee Hooker was an incredible influence on musicians worldwide. Many of the early British bands that played / loved American Blues, […]

21st June 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Dimples’ and ‘I’m In The Mood’. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. […]

On June 12, 1972, John Lenno and Yoko Ono, along with Elephant’s Memory released the studio LP “Some Time in New York City.” It was paired with the live album Live Jam as a double album. It is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector. “Some Time in […]


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