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How many of you remember the “King Biscuit Flower Hour”? The very first broadcast of the show was on Feb. 18, 1973 and featured Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Bruce Springsteen. For those not familiar with it, it was a radio show that featured live concerts. The program was broadcast on Sunday […]

15th February 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right’, had the 1955 US No.2 single ‘A Blossom Fell’ and 1957 UK No.2 single ‘When I Fall In Love’ plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. Father of […]

On Feb.10, 1971, Carole King released her second LP titled “Tapestry”. King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (in 1960). Three […]

Happy Birthday to Carole King, born on 9th February 1942, US singer, songwriter who wrote many songs with Gerry Goffin including the 1962 UK No.3 & US No.22 single, ‘It Might As Well Rain Until September’. Her 1970 US No.1 album ‘Tapestry’ has sold over 15 million copies and became a Grammy award winner in […]

He was the King of Cool. If he were still with us, actor James Dean would have turned 87 years old today. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as […]

8th Jan 1935, Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with ‘All Shook Up’. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK […]

The Lizard King would have turned 74 years old today. He was Jim Morrison. He became very possibly the biggest of all the American Rock and Roll stars. Yet he left us at only 27 years old on July 3, 1971. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Jim’s […]

7th Dec 2016, Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died aged 69 after a battle with cancer. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence. They scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery […]


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