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 […]

It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on June 10, 1966. However, if you research the posters from that time period, June 10 & 11, 1966 were the famous nights of ‘The Quick and The Dead” at […]

You ever wonder how many up and coming artists listened to their critics? We know that Elvis Presley didn’t. Milton Berle’s final show of his ‘Texaco Star Theater’ TV aired on June 5, 1956. Elvis Presley appeared on the show performing his brand-new song, “Hound Dog,” and also “I Want You, I Need You, I […]

“Sitting in the stands of the sports arena, waiting for the show to begin…” Many people fist heard those words on May 27, 1975 when Paul McCartney’s band “Wings” released their 4th LP “Venus and Mars”. While Paul and company were recording the record, John Lennon, in a nostalgic mood during his Lost Weekend period, […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono made a guest appearance on ABC-TV’s Dick Cavett Show on May 11, 1972. During the show, John casually told Cavett that he believed that the FBI was wiretapping his phone in order to gather evidence for his deportment. At the time, many people thought Lennon was just making it up. […]

29th March 1973, Dr Hook And The Medicine Show got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine after their hit, ‘The Cover of Rolling Stone’ reached No. 6 on the US singles chart. According to members of the group, they really did buy five copies for their mothers, just like the song said. […]

On March 25, 1968, the last episode of The Monkees’ TV show aired. It was titled “The Frodis Caper,” and was directed by Micky Dolenz. One of the interesting things about this last episode is in the beginning you hear The Beatles song “Good Morning, Good Morning”. This was the very first time that The […]

4th March 1986, After just completing a two set show with The Band in Winter Park, Florida, 41 year old Richard Manuel of The Band hung himself from a shower curtain rod in a hotel room in Florida. His band mate, Robbie Robertson honoured his friend with the song, ‘Fallen Angel’ in 1987. Read it […]

After seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in Feb. of 1964, just about everybody who knew how to play and instrument (and probably many more who had no clue) wanted to ‘join in a Rock and Roll band’… Billy Joel was no different. On Feb. 21, 1964, Billy joined his first rock band, […]

ZZ Topplayed their first show on Feb. 10, 1970. This is from their web site: “On this date in February 1970, ZZ Top played at a Knights of Columbus Hall on old U.S. 90, a gig booked by Beaumont radio personality Al Caldwell of KLVI, who would later also broadcast the band’s first recordings. This […]

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