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Jethro Tull released their second LP “Stand Up” on Aug. 1, 1969. Before they started recording the record. Tull’s then guitarist Mick Abrahams resigned because of musical differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stay with the blues rock sound of the debut album “This Was,” while Anderson wished to add other musical influences such […]

The Rolling Stones released their fourth US LP “Out of Our Heads” on July 30, 1965. It would be their third UK LP and it wasn’t released there until Sept. 24th of that year with a different cover and song list. Most of “Out of Our Heads” was rhythm and blues cover songs. The US […]

On July 28, 1978, a movie was released that changed part of the American culture, 40 years ago today, National Lampoon’s Animal House was released to an un-suspecting public. Toga party’s became common place and it seemed everyone was up for a food fight. How many times have you seen it? And, is there one […]

Grand Funk Railroad released their single “We’re an American Band”, from the album of the same name on July 28 (again some sources say July 16) 1973. The song was written by Don Brewer and produced by Todd Rundgren. It was sung by Brewer rather than Mark Farner, who usually sang lead vocals. According to […]

AC/DC released their fifth LP “Highway to Hell” on July 27, 1979 (it was their 6th LP in Australia). It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year on Tuesday, February 19, 1980. Prior to this LP, the band hadn’t had much success on American radio, so the […]

On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving […]

51 Years Ago Today: It was the 24th of July, 1967, when Motown Records released the song “Reflections.” After this song was recorded, the group’s name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, something the other Supremes were not happy about. This was their first song to be released under that name. This is […]

22nd July 1973, David Bowie released the single ‘Life On Mars’, which peaked at No.3 on the UK chart. The track which was first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory, features guest piano work by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The line “Look at those cavemen go” is a reference to the song “Alley […]

On July 21, 1972, T.Rex released their 7th studio album “The Slider”. The LP was produced by Tony Visconti and it was the band’s second record released with their new glam rock style opposed to the band’s previous folk oriented music. It is well known the Flo & Eddie ( Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan […]

Guns N’ Roses released their debut LP “Appetite for Destruction” on July 21. 1987. The record debuted at number 182 on the Billboard 200 in the week of August 29, 1987, but it did not top the chart until August 6, 1988, after the band had toured and received radio and music video airplay with […]


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