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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 Aug. 30, 1966, The Mamas && the Papas released their second LP, officially titled The Mamas and The Papas but also known as "Cass, John, Michelle, Dennie". It included the hits "Dancin' in the Street", "I Saw Her Again" and The making of this record was difficult / strange to say the least, Here […]

On July 30, 1968, The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closed for business after seven months. The band and its friends had the pick of the remaining inventory the night before, and 50 years ago today, the Apple Boutique employees were instructed to simply let people […]

On July 30, 1954, Elvis Presley made his first official concert appearance as a solo act, opening for Slim Whitman at Memphis’ Overton Park Shell outdoor auditorium. He was billed third as “Ellis Presley” and performed “That’s All Right, Mama,” “Blue Moon Of Kentucky,” and “I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’).” In the middle […]

The Rolling Stones released their fourth US LP “Out of Our Heads” on July 30, 1965. It would be their third UK LP and it wasn’t released there until Sept. 24th of that year with a different cover and song list. Most of “Out of Our Heads” was rhythm and blues cover songs. The US […]

The Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert was held on July 30, 2003. It was a benefit concert held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was also known as “Toronto Rocks”, “Stars 4 SARS”, “SARSStock”, “SARSfest”, “SARS-a-palooza”, the “SARS concert”, or, more descriptively, “The Rolling Stones SARS Benefit Concert”. Estimated to have between 450,000 and 500,000 […]

And then there was the KISS comic books… June 30, 1977, Marvel Comics issued the first of two comic books based on the costumed characters of the group KISS. The popular rumor of the day was that red ink was mixed with small amounts of blood from each group member. There are those who believe […]

“The Game”, the eighth studio album by Queen was released on June 30, 1980. It was the only Queen album to reach #1 in the US and became their best selling studio album in the US with four million copies sold to date. The album received very favourable reviews. Notable songs on the album include […]

KISS released their sixth studio LP “Love Gun” on June 30, 1977. It was the first KISS album to feature a lead vocal performance from Ace Frehley, which made it the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last studio album to feature Peter Criss […]

On May 30, 1964, The Beatles had new competition in album sales. That was the day that The Rolling Stones released their debut LP titled “The Rolling Stones” and subtitled “England’s Newest Hit Makers” in the US. The American version was different from the version released in the UK in that the UK album cover […]


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