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6th Sept 1968, Working at Abbey Road studio's in London on The White Album, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo (and became the first famous outside musician to play on a Beatles recording) and George recorded his lead vocal. More […]

13th August 2009, Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations […]

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. […]

0n July 12, 1979, The Chicago White Sox played a home double-header against the Detroit Tigers. Well it was suppose to be a double-header. Then owner of the White Sox, Bill Veeck, was always doing fun promotions to try to increase attendance at home games. The top Rock and Roll radio station at the time […]

The largest selling ‘single’ in history was the record “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. (Now we know that there will be those of you who will say that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” sold more. So here is the info from wikipedia about it: There has been confusion and debate on whether Crosby’s […]

On April 25, 1990, the white Fender Stratocaster guitar that Jimi Hendrix used during his appearance at Woodstock sold for $334, 620 at Sotheby’s auction house in London, making it the most expensive guitar ever sold at the time. After Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix continued to use the guitar for shows including at his final live […]

50 years ago…. The Velvet Underground released their second LP “White Light/ White Heat” on Jan 30, 1968. It was the band’s last studio recording of new material with bassist and founding member John Cale. The album was recorded in just two days, and with a noticeably different style than The Velvet Underground & Nico. […]

Most considered Pat Boone very much a ‘white bread, milk and cookies” performer. In 1997, Pat tried to change is image to more, well, heavy metal. He recorded an LP he called “Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy” which had covers of metal and hard rock songs. On Jan. 27, 1997, Pat appeared on […]

28th Dec 1968, The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with the The White Album the group’s 12th US No.1 album. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of […]

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