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This guy couldn’t even play a guitar. So why do we even bring him up? Because if he were still with us, he’d be celebrating his 109th birthday today. Nope, he couldn’t play a guitar, but, he could design and build them. He was Leo Fender, founder of Fender guitars, basses etc. So to help […]

30th July 2016, Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space was accomplished. ‘A Glorious Dawn’ by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of American scientist Carl Sagan describing the universe, was played 28,000 metres above Earth on a “space-proof” turntable. The record played for about 80 minutes until the high-altitude balloon which […]

The Monkees were scheduled to play in Detroit on July 29, 1967. The show had to be cancelled until Aug.13th because of rioting in Detroit. Here is a picture that is pretty self-explanitory. 1967 was the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco. Not so much in other parts of the U.S. We will ask if […]

How many of you have been to a concert where they have said ‘no photos or video recording’ and did it anyway? There are some artists who have no problem with you taking pics, but some do have a problem with it. Sir Paul McCartney did a benefit concert the other night at the Cavern […]

6th July 1967, Pink Floyd made their first appearance on BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’. A badly damaged home video recording recovered by the British Film Institute of this show was given a public screening in London on 9th January 2010 at an event […]

In 1980, Eagles founding member Don Henley was asked if the band would ever play together again. His reply was “when Hell freezes over”. Fast forward 14 years…. On May 27, 1994, the Eagles began their “Hell Freezes Over” tour at Irvine Meadows in So. California. The tour would last for over 2 years. 24 […]

16th May 1964, Bob Dylan made his first major concert UK appearance when he played at the Royal Festival Hall in London with an afternoon show listed as a ‘Folksong Concert’. Dylan’s 18-song set included the live debut of Mr. Tambourine Man and took place on a Sunday afternoon. In the interval, Dylan received a […]

It has been said that when Jimi Hendrix saw him play he said “The guitar player is better than me”. 40 years ago today, we lost Terry Kath, the man who Jimi was talking about. Terry was a founding member of, the guitarist for and a singer and songwriter for Chicago. He died from an […]

There are certain times when it is required to play Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” at full volume. Today is one of those days. Skynyrd’s original frontman and founding member Ronnie Van Zant would have turned 70 years old today. The full volume thing might even be law in some parts of the country. Happy Birthday Ronnie. […]

The Who were scheduled to play a concert at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum on Dec. 3, 1979. The show was a general or ‘festival’ seating show which meant there were no reserved seat. First in would get to be right up by the stage if thats what you wanted. When the doors to the show were […]


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