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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. […]

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 […]

Today we are remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Allen Collins who passed away 28 years ago on this date. Allen joined Skynyrd in Jacksonville, Florida just two weeks after Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, along with Bob Burns and Larry Junstrom. Allen and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant co-wrote many of the biggest Skynyrd hits, including […]

OK, this is one of those, there is no way it’s been 50 years posts… Spirit released their self titled debut LP “Spirit” on Jan. 22, 1968. The record didn’t have a hit single on it but it still climbed to #31 on the charts. The record featured the songs “Fresh Garbage” and the infamous […]

Richie Havens would have turned 77 years old today if he were still with us. Richie’s appearance at Woodstock catapulted him into stardom and was a major turning point in his career. As the festival’s first performer, he held the crowd for nearly three hours. In part, Havens was told to continue playing, because many […]

Journey released their fourth LP “Infinity” 40 years ago today. It was the band’s first album with vocalist Steve Perry and the last to feature drummer Aynsley Dunbar. For this record, they bought in producer Roy Thomas Baker. Baker used a similar approach for the album as he had used for Queen. It was their […]

Pearl would have turned 75 years old today. Some stars can only shine for a short time before they must return to the heavens.. In Janis Joplin’s case, just 27 years. Happy Birthday Janis. Return If Possible. We’d all love to get to see you one more time. Read It Here!

Today we are remembering the late Glenn Frey who left us two years ago today Jan. 18, 2016. Glenn was a founding member of the Eagles, a band he put together to originally tour with Linda Ronstadt. Prior to that, Glenn had also recorded with Bob Seger. In the Eagles, Glenn played guitar, piano, and […]

John Lennon picked up a London Daily Mail newspaper 51 years ago today on Jan. 17, 1967. He read a story about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was this article that inspired the line in “A Day In The Life.” Many times the ideas for songs come from the strangest things. (This is the only […]

Blue Oyster Cult released their first album 45 years ago today. The album featured songs such as “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, “Stairway to the Stars”, and “Then Came the Last Days of May”, all of which the band still plays regularly during its concerts. Despite positive reviews, the album failed to chart […]


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