7th Dec 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’. The song went on to be his biggest hit. Redding didn’t see its release; he was killed three days later in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title ‘Dock […]

By the end of the 60’s, Dusty Springfield was a huge star and her record company listened to her. With that being said…… On Nov. 23, 1968, Led Zeppelin signed with Atlantic Records. Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant flew to New York City in October, 1968 with the master tapes of “Led Zeppelin I” under his […]

On Nov. 9th of 1961, Liverpool record store owner Brian Epstein, after having had people ask for their record, went to the local Cavern Club to see the lunchtime show by a band he’s heard a lot about… The Beatles. After thinking about it for a while, he would become their manager. And things moved […]

Sad to hear that Australian musician, songwriter and record producer George Young died yesterday aged 70. Young, the brother of AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young, was a member of the Easybeats and co-wrote the band’s 1966 hit ‘Friday On My Mind’. Born in Scotland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family as a […]

31st Oct 1974, Led Zeppelin held the UK launch for their new record label Swan Song at Chislehurst Caves, Kent, England on Halloween night. Drinks were served by nuns in suspenders, a naked woman lay in a coffin covered in jelly and naked male wrestlers cavorted in recesses of the caves. Label mates Bad Company, […]

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