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The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at the London Astoria on March 31, 1967. Also on the bill were Cat Stevens, The Walker Brothers and Englebert Humperdink. While the band waited to perform, Hendrix and his manager Chas Chandler were discussing ways in which they could increase the band’s media exposure. When Chandler asked journalist Keith […]

On March 30, 1967, The Beatles went Chelsea Manor Studios in London to photograph the cover of their newest album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The band wore satin marching band outfits of various bright colors and posing amid cardboard cutouts of several dozen famous personages. Photographer Michael Cooper’s series of pictures would become […]

25th March 1966, At a photo session at Bob Whitaker’s studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, ‘Yesterday and Today’. After advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers, negative reaction to the cover […]

10th March 2003, During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the […]

On Feb. 11, 1963, a cold day in London, The Beatles went into StudioTwo at EMI Studios on Abbey Road. They were there to record thier first album, which would be titled “Please Please Me” in the UK. The session was being produced by George Martin and engineered by Norman Smith. Here is a great […]

One of the team spotted this Gibson guitar in a shop in London. Anyone ever seen anything like this before? And how would you play it? Read it here

7th February 1969, The Who recorded ‘Pinball Wizard’ at Morgan Studio’s, London, England. The song is one of the band’s most famous live songs, being played at almost every Who concert since its debut live performance on 2 May 1969. The track which featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy was released as a […]

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 […]

Jimi Hendrix / The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig in London on Nov. 25, 1966 at The Bag O’ Nails pub. Word of Jimi’s playing had preceded the show and it was the place to be that night. The audience included Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Jeff Beck. The audience was just stunned. […]


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