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48 years ago today, it was easy to tell the 5th Beatle. It was an old white VW Bug, first registered on April 10th 1968, with the number plate LMW 28IF. It was the Volkswagen Beetle that was parked on the street when The Beatles were photographed for the cover of their “Abbey Road” album. […]

The Beatles LP “Revolver” which was released 52 years ago today in the UK, included the song “Eleanor Rigby”. The song was written by Paul McCartney and many people have often wondered who she was, or why that name for the song. Paul at first said it was a name that came to him and […]

THE BAND’s Garth Hudson is celebrating his 81st birthday today. You all are familiar with Garth’s work, so we thought we’d mention this…. Garth was classically trained in piano, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, and first played professionally with dance bands in 1949 at the age of twelve and wrote his first song at the […]

Captain Trips would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. Of course we are talking about the one and only Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. We could write so much about him. But it is best just said in 4 words. “He was Jerry Garcia”. We find it hard to believe that we lost […]

Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Buddy is a mainstay of the Chicago blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. During the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters’ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy […]

Richard Wright would have turned 75 years old today. He was a founder member, keyboardist, and vocalist of Pink Floyd, performing on all but one of the group’s albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, and playing on all […]

It is hard to believe this is 50 years old today….. yeah we do say that quite often…. The Moody Blues released their 3rd album, “In Search of the Lost Chord” on this day in 1968. Mike Pinder has said that the title was inspired by Jimmy Durante’s humorous song, “I’m the Guy that Found […]

51 Years Ago Today: It was the 24th of July, 1967, when Motown Records released the song “Reflections.” After this song was recorded, the group’s name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, something the other Supremes were not happy about. This was their first song to be released under that name. This is […]

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. Carlos has been one of those people who was in the right place at the right time. After several years spent working as a dishwasher at a diner in San Francisco and busking for spare change, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. […]

One of our all time favorite singers, Martha Reeves turns 77 years old today. Martha was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves & The Vandellas or just “Martha & The Vandellas”. They scored over a dozen hit singles, including “Nowhere to Run”, “Jimmy Mack”, and their all time classic “Dancing In […]


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