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Fifty years ago today – January 30, 1969 – The Beatles played in public for the very last time. For a detailed and enlightening account of events surrounding their famous rooftop concert, get yourself a copy of Tony Barrell’s paperback https://bit.ly/2DInLrA Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161190547260167

Think radio sucks? There’s a reason for that. Why doesn’t your band get played on the radio? Here’s the ugly truth… Link to original article here

6th Dec 1969, The Rolling Stones played a free festival at Altamont in California, along with Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Rolling Stones fan Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death as the group played by Hell's Angels who'd been hired to police the event. It's claimed Hunter […]

36 years ago today, Metallica played their first headline show, at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco, with Ron McGovney on bass and Dave Mustaine on guitar. Kirk Hammett’s band @Exodus supported. Link to original article here

26th November 1968, Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream's Farewell Concert which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects: during Ginger Baker's drum solo, he seems to change clothes […]

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, […]


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