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Happy Birthday to Jethro Tull great Martin Barre. 72 today! Martin Barre’s 5 Essential Guitar Albums Link to original article here

1967 was a great year for music. But did you know that only 5 artists / bands had #1 albums that year. One band was on top for a total of 30 weeks. Another, 15 weeks. Only one artist, Herb Alpert was only on top for one week and another, Bobbie Gentry, 2 weeks. The […]

Today we are remembering the great Lou Reed who passed away 5 years ago today on Oct. 27, 2013. He was an innovator. He was an inspiration. He was Lou Reed. Do you have a special memory of Lou? RIP Lou. Thank You. Read It Here!

On Aug, 5, 1957, television after school got cool…nationwide. It was on this day in ’57 that ABC television network did the first national broadcast of “American Bandstand”. The show was very popular on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia. But the first show was interrupted for half an hour in the middle by The Mickey Mouse Club. […]

Pat Benatar released her second LP “Crimes of Passion” on Aug. 5, 1980. The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart the week ending August 23 and held at No. 2 for five weeks in the US in January 1981, behind John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. It had the hits “Hit Me with Your […]

The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the UK on Aug. 5, 1966. It would be released in the US 3 days later on the 8th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is […]

You ever wonder how many up and coming artists listened to their critics? We know that Elvis Presley didn’t. Milton Berle’s final show of his ‘Texaco Star Theater’ TV aired on June 5, 1956. Elvis Presley appeared on the show performing his brand-new song, “Hound Dog,” and also “I Want You, I Need You, I […]

After long consideration, on May 5, 1986, Cleveland was announced to be the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland beat out New York, New Orleans, and Memphis. Cleveland was chosen because it was where DJ Alan Freed first started playing the music that he started calling ‘Rock and Roll’. Freed also […]

51 years ago tonight, radio in America changed. And it was for the better. On April 7, 1967, Tom Donahue went on the air at KMPC-FM in San Francisco. It was the beginning of what many called ‘underground’ or ‘free form’ radio. All the FM stations we listened to came from this idea. Do you […]

On April 5 & 6 of 1968, The Turtles played at The Cheetah Club in Chicago (The Aragon Ballroom). It has been rumored and many sites report it as true that Jimi Hendrix was in the audience on the night of the 5th and came on stage and jammed with The Turtles. There is only […]


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