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3rd Jan 1969, Appearing live on The Lulu show on UK TV, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to perform two songs, Voodoo Child, (which was performed in full), then Hendrix stopped performing his new single ‘Hey Joe’ after a verse and chorus and instead launched into a version of the Cream song ‘Sunshine Of […]

2nd Jan 1936, Born on this day, Roger Miller singer, guitarist and TV star. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’). He won four Grammy awards in 1965 including Best Country & Western Album. Roger died of lung cancer on October 25th 1991, aged 56. Scottish duo The Proclaimers had the […]

13th Dec 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it […]

In the early 60’s, one of the more popular TV shows in the UK was Morecambe and Wise. For people who never saw them, they were kind of like an English version of Laurel and Hardy. On their Dec. 2, 1963 show, their guests were The Beatles. Here is a clip of one of the […]

Well golleeee, another part of our childhood has passed away. Actor / singer Jim Nabors has died. Jim was 87 years old. Jim will always be remembered for his role as Gomer Pyle in the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ and then in his own show ‘Gomer Pyle, USMC’. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. […]

Bing Crosby’s 42nd Christmas TV Special aired on Nov. 30, 1977. It would be the last one he did. For this one Bing agreed to have something for the younger set. He had David Bowie on the show. The two sang a medley of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Peace On Earth.” We hate to admit […]

28 Nov 1991, Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at […]

On Nov. 14, 1987, TV Late Night show host David Letterman had Sonny Bono and his ex-wife Cher on his show, “Late Night with David Letterman.” Even though it was set up in advance, Letterman tried to make it look like a spur of the moment thing to get them to sing together. They sang […]

In the fall of 1966, one of the most popular shows on TV was “Batman”. On the episode that aired on Nov. 2nd of that year, titled “Dizzoner The Penguin”, those of you lucky enought to be watching got to see one of the hottest bands in the country (US), Paul Revere & The Raiders. […]


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