Before the ‘Woodstock’ movie was released in March of 1970, not a lot of people in the US had heard of Ten Years After. Once the movie was out and people saw the guys blazing through “I’m Going Home”, they had instant stardom. On Feb. 22, 1969, a full 6 months before they appeared at […]

For many people. the first time they heard the words ‘Black’ and ‘Sabbath’ used together, was on Feb. 13, 1970. That was the day Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album in the UK. The album wouldn’t be released in the US until June 1st of that year. Most critics didn’t think to highly of […]

Quick plug for our David Bowie – I Was There book. David Bowie I was There: More than 350 first-hand accounts from people who knew, met or saw him David Bowie I was There: More than 350 first-hand accounts from people who knew, met or saw him Read it here

We would think that most people would agree that Guns N’ Roses’ was one of the most popular bands in the history of Rock and Roll. Axl Rose, their frontman / singer is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Axl has become one of those artists the people either love or hate. Either way, he made […]

David Bowie released the LP “Low” on Jan. 14, 1977. Many people consider this one of Bowie’s most influential releases. “Low” was the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the “Berlin Trilogy”, (though the album was mainly recorded in France and only mixed in West Berlin). The experimental, avant-garde style would be further […]

49 years ago today, on Jan. 12, 1969, music changed for many people. It was on this day that Led Zeppelin released their debut LP in the US. Of course, critics panned the record, but to the record buying public, well they never listened to critics anyway. We could go on for days on the […]

Very few people reach ‘Legend’ status in their lifetime. With that said. If he were still with us, David Robert Jones would have been celebrating his 69th birthday today. When David started performing, he used the stage name Davy Jones. The problem with that was there was already a Davy Jones who was very popular, […]

For many people, the first time they heard a “San Francisco psychedelic” guitar sound was in Jefferson Airplane’s song “Somebody To Love”. It opened up a world of ideas for guitarist. The man who made that sound, Jorma Kaukonen, is celebrating his 77th birthday today. Jorma is still performing. We wonder if Jorma will ever […]

Christmas 1962. The space race was happening and people were into the ‘future’. Many people bought aluminum trees with the rotating color light under for an ever changing look. And the music of the day was the same. When the Billboard Charts came out on Dec. 22nd of that year, the new #1 song in […]

We really don’t like to make people say how old they are or from what times they have memories. Here’s one from Brad Elvis’s collection that maybe some of our older friends will remember. Vee Jay Records, released a record sleeve in December 1964 that was just a sleeve so you could insert any Beatles […]

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