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August 14, 1964: Decca Records released the Rolling Stones' second American album, "12 X 5". It was an expanded version of the EP "Five X Five", which had followed the group's debut album in the UK. The EP was fleshed out for the American market with seven additional tracks to bring the work to LP […]

August 15, 1969: Its the first day of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in Bethel, New York. An estimated 400,000 will attend the three day event, held on the 600 acre dairy farm of Max Yasgur. The festival was opened by Richie Havens; also on the bill today were Sweetwater, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo […]

August 15, 1981: The Pretenders released their second album, "Pretenders II". It would be the group's last album to feature the original lineup; bassist Pete Farndon would be kicked out of the group the next summer, while guitarist James Honeyman-Scott would die from a drug overdose in June 1982. Farndon would also die from a […]

August 15, 1983: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four hour emergency brain surgery to remove blood clots after being kicked in the head repeatedly during a fight outside of a club. The Ramones would name their next album, “Too Tough to Die” in his honor. Article reposted from https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10157717284718846

August 15, 1965: The Beatles second North American tour kicked off at New York’s Shea Stadium, in front of a then-record crowd of 55,000 fans. The concert grossed $304,000, of which The Beatles’ share was $160,000. The Beatles – I Feel Fine (Live at Shea Stadium 1965) 720P HD This is "The Beatles – I […]

August 12, 1929: Remembering the late, great Buck Owens on what would have been his 90th Birthday. Between 1963 and 1971 Owens had 21 #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. His “Bakersfield Sound” influenced such acts as The Beatles, The Blasters and Dwight Yoakam. Buck Owens & Don Rich – Before you go Recorded […]

August 12, 1972: Alice Cooper reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with “School’s Out” which spent three weeks on top of the chart. It was the band’s only #1 single in the UK. Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972) HD 0815007 Alice Cooper – School's Out, ein Hit 1972. Audio-CD-Sound zu altem Video-Material […]

August 12, 1968: Big Brother and The Holding Company released their second album, “Cheap Thrills.” It would go to the top of the US charts, giving the group their only #1 album. This would be the group’s last LP to feature Janis Joplin as the lead singer; she would leave the band by the end […]

August 12, 1949: Happy Birthday to the great Mark Knopfler, guitarist/singer for Dire Straits! Dire Straits – Tunnel Of Love (Live, HD) The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC Two, UK – 29/11/1980 Mark Knopfler – Guitars, Vocals Hal Lindes – Guitars, Backing Vocals John Illsley – Bass, Backing Vocals … Article reposted from https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10157709013438846

August 12, 1968: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant met each other for the first time for a rehearsal, getting together in a room below a record store on Gerrard Street in London. With The Yardbirds having recently fallen apart, Page was putting together a new band to fulfill a series […]


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