Today we are remembering John Dawson Winter III who left us 4 years ago today on July 16, 2014. He was best known as Johnny Winter, a musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer an for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s. Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums […]
We lost Harry Chapin 37 years ago today on July 16, 1981. On that day, just after noon, Chapin was driving in the left lane on the Long Island Expressway at about 65 mph on the way to perform at a free concert scheduled for later that evening at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New […]
It was four years ago today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones passed away. Tommy, whose real name was Thomas Erdelyi was the drummer for the influential punk rock band for the first four years of the band’s existence. In high school, Tommy played guitar in a mid-1960s four-piece garage band, the […]
Jimi Hendrix opening for The Monkees 51 years ago today. When Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees saw The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, they decided they wanted The Experience to open for them on their upcoming tour. July 8, 1967 was the first date of the […]
Mrs. Starkey’s little boy Richard is 79 years old today. Really, how much more can we or do we need to say about him besides “He’s Ringo Starr” Happy Birthday Ringo!!!!!!!!! Thank you!! Read It Here!
“Oh Suzie Q”….. Many people heard those lyrics 50 years ago today when the band formerly know as The Golliwogs, and now to be know as “Credence Clearwater Revival”released their debut LP simply called “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. is The reissue liner notes state that while “Susie Q” proved to be a hit, the band had […]
It was 48 years ago on July 3, 1970, that the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival began. Like the Woodstock festival the previous summer, the event was promoted as “Three days of peace, love and music.” Tickets for the festival were priced at $14. Also like Woodstock, it became an “open event” when the promoter […]
Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]
Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen turns 55 years old today. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that, “Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s.” Malmsteen was born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck in Stockholm, Sweden, the third child of a musically-talented family. Malmsteen has stated that Jimi Hendrix had […]
Pink Floyd played In Tampa 45 years ago tonight. “Dark Side of the Moon” had been released about 3 months earlier and they played all of it. Any of you there for this show? Read It Here!