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The Grateful Dead released their 6th LP "American Beauty" on Nov. 1, 1970. Jason Ankeny in AllMusic said that the album is the Dead's "studio masterpiece", and in comparing it to Workingman's Dead, it is "more representative of the group as a collective unit". In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone […]

Yep, here we go again with another of those 50 year old things… On Nov. 1, 1968, The Beatles' new record label "Apple" released their 1st album. The album was "Wonderwall Music" by George Harrison. It was the soundtrack album to the film Wonderwall, and the debut solo release by George, and the first solo […]

The Who released their LP "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" on Oct. 30, 1971. Every track on the album with the exception of "Boris the Spider", the one song written by John Entwistle, had been released as a single in the UK, with all except "A Legal Matter", "Magic Bus", and "The Seeker" being top […]

On Sept. 1, 1967, Buffalo Springfield started a 2 night gig at the Cheetah Club in LA. One of the opening bands was The Nazz. The Nazz that played these shows wasn't Todd Rundgren "Nazz". "The Nazz" that played this show would later change their name to Alice Cooper, after they found out about Todd […]

RUSH released their fifth LP "A Farewell to Kings" on Sept. 1, 1977. The album would become Rush's first US gold-selling album, receiving the certification within two months of its release, and was eventually certified platinum. After the success of this LP, their previous album "2112" took off and ended up selling more copies than […]

The day after Woodstock ended in Upstate New York, a number of the artists who performed there, were in New York City where they appeared on The Dick Cavett Show. Through the magic of the world wide webby, we can see the show which featured Joni Mitchell (yeah we know, she didn't play at Woodstock), […]

Led Zeppelin released their eighth studio LP “In Through the Out Door” on Aug. 15, 1979. It was their final album of entirely new material. It was recorded over a three-week period in November and December 1978 at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last album released by the band before the […]

At 12:01 am on Aug. 1, 1981, the television network MTV was launched. It was only on one cable network in New Jersey. Today it is in about 85% of American homes and is seen world wide. When they started out they played music. Today it has become something else. Happy 37th Birthday MTV. We […]

Jethro Tull released their second LP “Stand Up” on Aug. 1, 1969. Before they started recording the record. Tull’s then guitarist Mick Abrahams resigned because of musical differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stay with the blues rock sound of the debut album “This Was,” while Anderson wished to add other musical influences such […]

The Beatles’ LP, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” became the #1 LP in the US on July 1, 1967. It stayed there for 15 weeks. When is the last time you listened to this record all the way through in one sitting? It’s kind of hard to believe that this album is 51 years […]


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