It wasn’t the start of Rock and Roll by any means, but it was the start of “Big Time” Rock and Roll… On July 18, 1953, an eighteen-year-old truck driver went to the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue to record a novelty 45 for his mother’s birthday. The young truck driver was Elvis […]

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia on June 12, 1964 to start their tour there. It is said that about 250,000 fans were there, well along the 10 mile ride from the airport to the hotel, to meet them. It was the biggest greeting that the Lads had ever got. Well for 3 of the […]

We will start a sentence and let you end it. “Without James Brown….” James would have turned 85 years old today. For our younger friends, if you have never seen James perform, you really need to watch some of his videos. You will see where many, many of today’s stars got the idea. We lost […]

We’re not sure how to write this. Do we start by saying we wish we had a ‘way back’ machine…… or, do we start by saying we wonder if the guitar survived? Any way, on Jan. 29, 1967, The Who and The Jimi Hendrix Experience played a concert at London’s Saville Theatre. The Saville was […]

Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family on Jan. 12, 1959 to start a record label. He rented an eight-room house on 2648 W. Grand Blvd, in Detroit. The house was to be the future home of Motown Records and would become known as “Hitsville USA” to millions. When you think of the music that […]

On Dec. 24, 1968, Led Zeppelin left Britain to start their first American tour. Robert Plant remembered, “It was Christmas, and Christmas away from home for the English is the end of the world.” But the start of one hell of a tour. (This picture is not from this day in 1968, it is from […]

Beatlemania got a good start in the US on Dec. 20th, 1963 when Capitol Records released “Meet The Beatles.” The following Jan., The Beatles would appear on The Jack Parr Show in a taped performance and then in Feb, they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, an appearance that changed music for ever. “Meet The […]

It all had to start somewhere…. Today is Thanksgiving in the US. For this, we are thankful. The ‘Blues’ and ‘Rock and Roll’ are as about as interwound as is possible. One of the first Blues recordings ever made was by the legendary Robert Johnson. He made the first of those recording on Nov. 23, […]

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