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The music world changed 54 years ago today. It was a very good change. It was a very important day for so, so many…. Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. How many of you were sitting / laying on the floor in front of the family TV to watch […]

This isn’t a Beatles ’50 years ago today’ post. This is a Beatles ’60 years ago today’ post…. And then there were 3. The Quarrymen performed at the Wilson Hall in the Garston section of Liverpool, England on Feb. 8, 1958. After the show. Quarrymen member Paul McCartney introduces his friend George Harrison to John […]

54 years ago today, about four thousand Beatles’ fans were at London’s Heathrow Airport to see The Beatles off for their first trip as a band to the US. The band was traveling with their entourage of photographers and journalists, and Phil Spector. When the group arrived at New York’s newly renamed John F. Kennedy […]

Bob Marley would have turned 73 years old today. Bob was one of the main artists who spread reggae music worldwide. He influenced many artists who either played reggae or used its sounds and beats in their music. Bob died from cancer on 11 May 1981. He was only 36 years old. His final words […]

His birth name was Vincent Damon Furnier and he got that name 70 years ago today. He is one of the pioneers of theatrical rock and he used snakes, electric chairs, guillotines and baby dolls on stage. He is a world class golfer and truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Of […]

It was 35 years ago today that the music world lost Karen Carpenter. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo The Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming luminaries and peers, she is best known for her vocal performances. Even though The Carpenters sold millions of records, she still […]

Ray Sawyer is celebrating his 81st birthday today. Ray “Eye Patch” Sawyer is a singer best known as a vocalist with Dr Hook & The Medicine Show. He sang lead on the song “The Cover of Rolling Stone”, the band’s best-known song, and was a recognizable presence in the band due to the eyepatch & […]

Today we are remembering two founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Signe Anderson and Paul Kantner, who both passed away two years ago today. Both Signe and Paul were 74 years old at the time of their deaths. Signe was the original singer in the group before she was replaced by Grace Slick. How many of […]

It was 34 years ago today, on Jan. 27, 1984 that Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial. At first it was thought that the only real problem was the burns he suffered. It was much more than that. Years later during the trial of the doctor who prescribed the medications […]

Corky Laing is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Corky was the drummer for the legendary bands Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing ( with Leslie West Mountain & Jack Bruce). His full name is Laurence Gordon Laing and is a native of Montreal, Quebec. He was the youngest in a family of five children. His […]


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