On Sept. 1, 1967, Buffalo Springfield started a 2 night gig at the Cheetah Club in LA. One of the opening bands was The Nazz. The Nazz that played these shows wasn't Todd Rundgren "Nazz". "The Nazz" that played this show would later change their name to Alice Cooper, after they found out about Todd […]

…'Well it's a marvelous night for a moon dance'….. Van Morrison is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Van's career started in the late 50's when he played various instruments in show bands around Ireland. He the decided Rock music was more his calling and had the a hit with the song "Gloria" though some radio […]

On the night of July 9, 1978, there were a couple of cool shows happening in Chicago. The Rolling Stones played in front of almost 80,000 people at Soldier Field and up on the North Side, Muddy Waters was playing at a 700 seat club called The Quiet Knight. Also at the club were Willie […]

The Beatles released their third LP (kinda) “A Hard Day’s Night” in the US on June 26, 1964. The American version of the album was released with a different track listing than the LP that would be released in the UK a couple of weeks later. In 2012, “A Hard Day’s Night” was voted 307th […]

On April 14, 1963, The Beatles had a night off. Wanting to keep up on the local music scene, they decided to visit the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, to see an unsigned band. That band called them selves ” The Rolling Stones. Here is a picture of what the Stones looked like around […]

The Beatles started filming their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” at London’s Paddington railway station on March 2, 1964. During filming, up and coming Rock Star George Harrison met up and coming teenage actress Pattie Boyd. George fell hard for her. They would marry two years later. Or as Pattie has said, two years […]

On Feb. 5, 1979, The soundtrack LP to the film Saturday Night Fever reached sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history. Of course, that mark has since been surpassed (Thriller, Eagles Greatest Hit, Dark Side of the Moon etc). Disco was King in 1979. Well to some, others hated it. […]

9th Dec 1972, Neil Diamond released the live double album Hot August Night, from a concert on August 24, 1972, which was one of ten sold out concerts that Diamond performed that month at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The album peaked at No.5 on the US chart and spent 29 weeks at No.1 […]

It started out as a sketch on Saturday Night Live…. On Nov. 28, 1978, The Blues Brothers released their debut album “Briefcase Full of Blues”. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and went double platinum. Two singles were released, “Rubber Biscuit”, which reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Soul Man,” […]

On the night of Nov. 22, 1963, Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” was scheduled to play at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas TX. During their rehearsal for the show, the performers who were there, Brian Hyland, Bobby Vee, Jimmy Canton and Dale and Grace, stopped to wave to President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade as […]

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