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On Nov. 4, 1969, a new band entered the markets with their self-titled debut LP. The record included unknown songs like "Dreams" and "Whipping Post." As you can tell by now, that band was The Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in March 1969, during large jam sessions with various musicians in Jacksonville, […]

Today we are remembering John Dawson Winter III who left us 4 years ago today on July 16, 2014. He was best known as Johnny Winter, a musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer an for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s. Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums […]

The Beach Boys released their 2nd single “Surfin’ Safari” on Jun. 4, 1962. It was their first release on Capitol Records. The flip side was the song “409”. Capitol felt that “409” should be the ‘A’ side but a radio station in Phoenix started playing “Surfin’ Safari” instead. The record was a smash hit and […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

It’s was as simple as 4 3 2 1 On April 7, 1971, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the LP “4 Way Street”. It had the number 4 in the title, it was album number 3 by Crosby, Stills & Nash, LP # 2 as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and their first live […]

It was twenty two years ago on the morning of April 4, 1996, after a total lunar eclipse earlier that day, Weir accompanied by Sanjay Mishra, spread half of Garcia’s ashes into the Ganges River at the holy city of Rishikesh, India,a site sacred to Hindus. The remaining ashes were poured into the San Francisco […]

On April 4, 1981, Styx reached number the number one spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their LP “Paradise Theater”. Even though their previous 3 albums had each sold in excess of 3 million copies, this was the first and only time that one of their albums would be number 1. It remained […]

When the new Billboard charts came out on April 4, 1964, The Beatles broke all American chart records when they had the Top Five records in the country simultaneously ( #5: “Please Please Me,” #4: “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” #3: “She Loves You,” #2: “Twist And Shout,” #1: “Can’t Buy Me Love”). Plus […]


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