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This was written by Al Kooper 3 years ago today. It’s a great story so we thought we would repost it: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! On June 16th, 1965 the complete take of “Like A Rolling Stone” was recorded (Take 4) at approximately 3:30 PM in Studio A at […]

The first day of the Monterey Pop Festival was 51 years ago today. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. The Monterey […]

If Chester Arthur Burnett was still with us, he would be celebrating his 108th birthday today. There are some who are not familiar with him and his influence on Rock and Roll. You will know Mr. Burnett better by his stage name “Howlin’ Wolf”. His style of the blues was studied by some many bands […]

Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business”. 14 years ago today we lost the legendary Ray Charles. Ray was only 73 years old when he passed. He is a true American treasure. If Ray could come back for just one song, what song would you hope he played? RIP Ray. Thank […]

Today we are remembering the great Bob Welch who left us 6 years ago today on June 7, 2012. Bob was a former member of Fleetwood Mac, and he had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included “Hot Love, Cold World,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Precious Love,” and his signature song, “Sentimental Lady.” […]

He was the definition of “Rock Royalty”. It was 12 years ago, on June 6, 2006 that we lost the legendary Billy Preston. Billy was a virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ. He was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray […]

It has been 16 years since the music world lost Dee Dee Ramone. Dee Dee was a founding member of and the bassist for The Ramones. It was Dee Dee who first suggested naming the band the Ramones, after reading that Paul McCartney often signed into hotels under the alias “Paul Ramon”. He added an […]

It was 21 years ago today that the music world lost the great Ronnie Lane. Ronnie was a musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands the Small Faces and, after losing the band’s frontman, the Faces, with two new […]

“It was 51 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…..” The Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” LP on June 1, 1967. When the band started recording this record, they had already made the decision to not play live shows anymore. That gave them the freedom to make music […]

Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham would have turned 70 years old today. John is one of those musicians that we could go on forever about regarding his work etc, but we think it is best said like this: “God invented Thunder. John made it into music.” How many of you were lucky enough to see […]


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