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The historic 18-hour ‘Live Aid’ concerts were held in Philadelphia and London on July 13, 1985. The concerts were done to raise money to combat the mass starvation in Ethiopia. Performers (between the 2 venues) included The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Joan Baez, Crosby, […]

The Rolling Stones played their first live show at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962. The band at this point features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones, with Dick Taylor, later of the Pretty Things, on bass and Tony Chapman. The band was paid 20 pounds. In this clipping, you will […]

4th July 2012, Bonhams of London announced that Freddie Mercury’s black and white harlequin stage costume had sold for £22,500 at their Entertainment Memorabilia sale. The harlequin costume was one of Freddie’s most recognisable stage designs, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s. Also a pair of Freddie’s ballet pumps […]

26th June 1972, During sessions at Olympic Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track which was released and became a hit single in the UK in September of this year was not released in America, being judged too […]

In the Dec. 10, 2009 issues of The Daily Mail (a London based newspaper) Paul McCartney admitted that marring Heather Mills was his ‘biggest mistake.” With that said: On June 11, 2002, three hundred guests, including Elton John, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, and former bandmate Ringo Starr, attended the wedding of Paul McCartney to former […]

Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones: On May 28th, 1964, Mick Jagger’s then girlfriend, Marianne Faithful went into a recording studio to record a song written by Mick and Keith Richards called “As Tears Go By.” It would go on to be a big hit for her. So you may be wondering why we started […]

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 […]


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