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There are many that say that it was the best live rock recording of all time. We are talking about “Live at Leeds” the first live album by The Who. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger […]

20th April 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, named after his grandmother’s favourite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the […]

Have you ever seen Bruce Springsteen live in concert? We are finishing our new book Bruce Springsteen – I Was There and are looking for fans memories of seeing Bruce. (And thanks to all of you who have sent a story in). If you have and would like to be included in this new book, […]

11th April 1966, Buffalo Springfield made their live debut at The Troubadour in Hollywood, California. The folk rock band are renowned both for their music and as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. Buffalo Springfield were among the first wave of North American bands to become […]

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention released the live LP “Just Another Band from L.A” on March 26, 1972. The record was recorded live on August 7, 1971 in Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. A notable inclusion on this album is “Billy the Mountain”, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of […]

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST played the second show of their “Firepower”world tour Thursday night (March 15) at Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. The trek is the band’s first since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease. He is being replaced on tour by “Firepower” album producer Andy Sneap, also known […]

14th March 1982, Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California. Metallica formed in Los Angeles, in late 1981 when Danish-born drummer Lars Ulrich placed an advertisement in a Los Angeles newspaper, The Recycler, which read, “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, […]

8th March 1973, American singer and musician Ron McKernan died aged 27 from liver failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. He was a founding member and keyboard player with the Grateful Dead and played in the group from 1965 to 1972. Unlike the other members of the Grateful Dead, McKernan avoided psychedelic drugs, preferring to […]

Blue Oyster Cult released their first live album “On Your Feet or on Your Knees” on Feb 27, 1975. Each of the band’s first three studio albums is represented by three songs each, two other songs are covers (“I Ain’t Got You”, albeit with modified lyrics, and “Born to Be Wild”), and one (“Buck’s Boogie”) […]

What’s on the deck? The Who Live at Leeds. Is this the best live album ever? What do you think? Read it here


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