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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. […]

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 […]

The day after Woodstock ended in Upstate New York, a number of the artists who performed there, were in New York City where they appeared on The Dick Cavett Show. Through the magic of the world wide webby, we can see the show which featured Joni Mitchell (yeah we know, she didn't play at Woodstock), […]

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 […]

The Monkees were scheduled to play in Detroit on July 29, 1967. The show had to be cancelled until Aug.13th because of rioting in Detroit. Here is a picture that is pretty self-explanitory. 1967 was the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco. Not so much in other parts of the U.S. We will ask if […]

The Rolling Stones played their first live show at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962. The band at this point features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones, with Dick Taylor, later of the Pretty Things, on bass and Tony Chapman. The band was paid 20 pounds. In this clipping, you will […]

27th June 2002, One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold […]

June 26th is a HUGE day in the history of Elvis Presley. The man who took him to where he was, his manager Col. Tom Parker was born on June 26, 1909. On June 26, 1954, Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, called Elvis, who had recorded a few songs there earlier in the […]

On June 21, 1966, The Yardbirds played their last show at London’s Marquee Club. But, this was also the first time that Jimmy Page played live with the band. With Jeff Beck playing lead, Jimmy did this show as the bands bass player. Here is a picture from that show 52 years ago tonight. Where […]

Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business”. 14 years ago today we lost the legendary Ray Charles. Ray was only 73 years old when he passed. He is a true American treasure. If Ray could come back for just one song, what song would you hope he played? RIP Ray. Thank […]


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