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The music world lost Harry Nilsson 24 years ago today. He was only 52 years old. Harry’s one of those artists that we could go on for days about, talking about his song writing for The Monkees, or his antics with Alice Cooper’s “Hollywood Vampires” and so, so much more. To show you the respect […]

It was 52 years ago today, on Jan. 14, 1966 that David Bowie released his first single using the name David Bowie. The song was called “Can’t Help Thinking About Me”. Prior to this release he used David or Davie Jones. This release is by David Bowie with The Lower Third. It was the first […]

Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt turns 51 years old today. You will know him better as Zakk Wylde, the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the Black Label Society. Besides being one of the greatest guitar players in Rock and Roll, he is also one of the most fun people we have ever had the […]

49 years ago today, on Jan. 12, 1969, music changed for many people. It was on this day that Led Zeppelin released their debut LP in the US. Of course, critics panned the record, but to the record buying public, well they never listened to critics anyway. We could go on for days on the […]

Today we are remembering the late Maurice Gibb who passed away 15 years ago today on Jan. 12, 2003. Gibb died unexpectedly at the age of 53, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, on 12 January 2003 of a cardiac arrest, while waiting to undergo surgery for a twisted intestine, with his […]

Long John Baldry would have turned 77 years old today. We are sure that many of you are very familiar with him, but there are some who may be familiar with his name, don’t fully understand the role he played in the British music scene. This is from wikipedia and is a great summary of […]

Joan Baez turns 77 years old today. Joan performed at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and there again in 2009 (The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival) for the Festival’s 50th […]

Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham would have turned 87 years old today. Bill’s life started out in Germany and fled from Germany to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage […]

If he were still with us, Sam Phillips would have turned 95 years old today. Sam is best known for ‘discovering’ Elvis Presley. He also ‘discovered’ Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and many others. Here’s a very brief, edited history of Sam: In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ and […]

Music festivals have changed over the years. The big festivals in the 60’s and 70’s didn’t have the all the giant screens, taped music etc (or the price tag). Of course the artists have changed to suit the desire of the attendees. Here is a graphic for the lineup at the annual festival in Coachella, […]


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