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52 years ago today, The Yardbirds played a concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco: (Any of you there that night?) Here is a great story about The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and Marshall Amplification as told by the manager of the band Simon Napier-Bell: FILMORE WEST, 1966… "Shortly after the Yardbirds filmed Antonioni’s guitar-smashing scene […]

19th Oct 2014, Raphael Ravenscroft who played the sax riff on the Gerry Rafferty hit 'Baker Street' died aged 60 of a suspected heart attack. He was only paid £27.50 for the 'Baker Street' session, and it has been reported that the cheque bounced and that it was kept on the wall of Ravenscroft's solicitors; […]

49 years ago tonight, The New Yardbirds played their first show. We were going to write about it, but a friend sent us this. In case you didn't know, The New Yardbirds was the band that was formed when The Yardbirds split. One of the guitarists decided to honor some contracts that were in place. […]

Jimi Hendrix played his last public concert on Sept. 6, 1970, at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. Jimi had been headlining 6 concert in 6 days including The Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 30 and a show in Berlin on Sept. 4. Joining Jimi for these shows were Mitch […]

On Aug. 24, 1967, The Who played a concert in Flint, MI. They were staying at a local Holiday Inn. Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, had just turned 21 the day before, so they decided to have a birthday party for him. There are many different stories as to what happened at that party, […]

On Aug. 20, 1966, The Beatles were due to have played an open-air show at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. However, the promoter failed to provide a cover for the group, and a heavy rain started shortly before they were due to take the stage. The support acts on The Beatles' final tour were The Remains, Bobby […]

On Aug. 17, 1969, THE BAND played at Woodstock. One year later on the same date, they released their third LP “Stage Fright”. Engineered by an up-and-coming Todd Rundgren, and produced by the group themselves for the first time, the album was recorded at the Woodstock Playhouse in their home base of Woodstock, New York. […]

11th August 1979, Led Zeppelin played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth House, England. The set list included: The Song Remains The Same, Celebration Day, Black Dog, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Over The Hills And Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Hot Dog, The Rain […]

On Aug. 7, 1971, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention played a concert at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles. The concert was recorded and released in 1972 as the LP “Just Another Band from L.A.” Included on this album is “Billy the Mountain”, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which […]

On July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival, just as he had the two previous years. But this time he was was booed. Dylan went onstage with backing from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. It was the first time he played ‘electric’. It is usually said that the reason for the […]


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