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There are many that say that it was the best live rock recording of all time. We are talking about “Live at Leeds” the first live album by The Who. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger […]

14th May 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since disbanding the group following John Bonham’s death. The band reunited to perform at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden in New York. https://www.facebook.com/greatesthitsever/posts/2061510124105972 On this day in 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since disbanding the group following John […]

Frank Zappa released (technically for the second time) his debut solo album “Lumpy Gravy” on May 13, 1968. The album was briefly released on August 7, 1967, by Capitol Records in the 4-track Stereo-Pak format only and then withdrawn due to a lawsuit from MGM Records. MGM Records claimed that the album violated Zappa’s contract […]

How the times have changed. Big time Rock and Roll tours weren’t always quite as “big”. The picture below shows the semis used for U2’s 360 tour in 2009. It was a major tour for the time. Why do we mention this….. In 1958, Buddy Holly was doing a major tour for the time. On […]

On April 15, 1964, The Beatles were filming their first movie, which at the time was titled “Beatlemania!” After a long day of filming, Ringo Starr said to the others that it’s been “a hard day’s night.” We would have loved to have seen the look on John Lennon’s face when he heard Ringo say […]

2nd April 1987, One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey’s band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Rush’s Neil Peart organized a pair of 90s tribute albums […]

The only three time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Eric has been inducted as a member of The Yardbirds, as a member of Cream and for his solo career. We’ll give you a two part question: 1. Do you like him better as […]

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards got on stage for the first time in Ealing, England with their first band, called “Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys” on March 24, 1962. That was 56 years ago tonight. It worked. We’re not sure if we should say Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday or just ‘Good move guys”. […]

There are many who said it would never last. We’re not sure what time frame they had in mind.. On March 20, 1976, Alice Cooper married a 19 year old dancer who was on his ‘Welcome To My Nightmare” tour. Her name was Sheryl Goddard. They are still married today. Those close to Alice agree […]

A band called The Herd got together for the first time on March 3, 1966 in Los Angeles. The band included unknowns Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. The members would later decide to take the name of an old steamroller, Buffalo Springfield for the name of their band. But […]


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