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July 6th is one of the most important days in the history of music. It was on that date in 1957 that Paul McCartney met John Lennon. Here is the story from the Beatles Bible: In the afternoon the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool. The performance […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]

The music world lost one of the greats, Lowell George on June 29, 1979. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. But there was so much more to him. (This is from wikipedia): Initially funded by the sale of his grandfather’s stock, George’s first band The Factory formed in 1965 and released […]

It was two years ago today that the music world lost Scotty Moore. Scotty was probably best known as Elvis Presley’s guitarist. Scotty was 84 years old when he died. What an amazing life he had. Scotty inspired so many up and coming guitarists for so many years. He was a legend. RIP Scotty. Thank […]

On Friday June 20, 1969, a music festival known as “Newport 69” started. It was the 2nd year for the festival, with the first being held in Costa Mesa, CA. The 1969 festival was held at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, the festival on June 20–22, 1969 was the […]

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Waylon Jennings was born 81 years ago today on June 15, 1937. Over the past few years we have always posted about Waylon’s birthday. And as you would expect, we have had those who have said things like “this is a Rock and Roll page, not […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/90s-music/ 90s Music: What Defines The Decade That Doesn’t Fit? | uDiscover Unlike most other eras, the notion of 90s music is hard to pin down. Oddball and eclectic, its cross-pollination left a boundary-breaking legacy. Read it here

On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was the first of a […]


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