A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

22nd February 1987, Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer died after a gall bladder operation. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed the Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico ‘peeled banana’ album cover and The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover. Read it here

One of the most successful producers of all times is Quincy Jones, most notably his work with Michael Jackson. We are reposting an interview with Quincy from Vulture .com in which he states when asked about his thoughts on The Beatles: “..they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was […]

30th January 1999, In the NME readers poll results the winner of ‘The pop personality that you would like as your doctor’ was won by singer Natalie Imbruglia. OK, which pop personality would you would like as your doctor? Read it here

On Jan. 14, 1969, the movie “Monterey Pop” had its premier in Los Angeles. The movie was one of the first times many of Americas youths had a chance to see many of the artists who performed there. Kids had heard many of the names and had heard some of their music, but this movie […]

The 2nd Miami Pop Festival of 1968 started on Dec. 28th of that year. “Miami Pop Festival” was the name of two different music festivals that took place in May and December 1968 at Gulfstream Park, a horse racing track in Hallandale, Florida, just north of Miami. Apart from the venue, the two events were […]

28 Nov 1991, Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at […]

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