Sound

It was the beginning of the San Francisco sound. On Aug. 13, 1965, Marty Balin and his partners opened “the Matrix” in San Francisco. It was a renovated pizza shop located at 3138 Fillmore Street. The opening night featured a band that Marty had put together to be the ‘house’ band. They called the band […]

The sound track from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. Two months later, on July 11th when the new Billboard Album Charts came out, it became the #1 LP in the US. It would stay there for 4 weeks. Is there one particular track on the LP that stands out to you? […]

We think that it would not be out of line to say that Rock and Roll would sound a little different if it weren’t for Willie Dixon. If Willie were still with us, he would have been celebrating his 103rd birthday today. Willie was a Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright […]

The Who’s John Entwistle passed away 16 years ago today. Here is a post that our friend Nick Scelsi wrote for CRRK 3 years ago. Thought we would repost it today. By Nick Scelsi: John Entwistle never much cared for the “big band” version of the Who that toured America in 1989 and 1996/97. With […]

27th March 1984, Bryan Adams went into Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, Reckless. It was the first single released from the album and gave Adam’s his first UK hit peaking at No.11. The music video shot in London and Los Angeles was nominated for the […]

For so many kids in the 1960’s, the California Surf Sound was music that was calling them to head West. On of the singing groups who led that ‘calling’ was Jan & Dean. It was 14 years ago today that we lost one half of that duo, Jan Berry. One of Jan & Dean’s big […]

11th February 1977, David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the […]

You’ve heard of ex-Beatles Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best. Does Chas Newby sound familiar? Chas was temporarily the bassist for The Beatles in December 1960, following the departure of Stu Sutcliffe. He played his first show with The Beatles on todays date, Dec. 17, 1960. When The Beatles returned from West Germany for the first […]

The ‘California Sound’ was huge in 1977. Fleetwood Mac was one of the bands leading that movement. Their LP “Rumours” had a great 29 week run at the top of the charts until another ‘California Sound’ artist finally knocked them out of the #1 spot. On Dec. 3rd of that year, Linda Ronstadt’s “Simple Dreams” […]


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