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22nd August 2004, Al Dvorin the announcer who popularised the phrase "Elvis has left the building" died in a car crash, on his way home from an Elvis Presley convention in California. Dvorin aged 81, was in a car driven by Elvis photographer Ed Bonja. Dvorin was never paid for recordings of his words, and […]

Styx released their “Grand Illusion” album on July 7, 1977. It was their 7th album, with 7 songs released on 7-7-77. “Grand Illusion” was the record that gave them the career boost they needed. Some people like to refer to the record as their ‘lucky 7’s’ LP. Having been around at the time, we can […]

This was written by Al Kooper 3 years ago today. It’s a great story so we thought we would repost it: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! On June 16th, 1965 the complete take of “Like A Rolling Stone” was recorded (Take 4) at approximately 3:30 PM in Studio A at […]

Yes, it was that important of an album… The Beach Boys released their 11th album “Pet Sounds” on May 16, 1966. At first it met a lukewarm critical and commercial reception in the United States, but received immediate success abroad, where British publications declared it “the most progressive pop album ever”. It charted at number […]

15th May 1982, Asia went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album. It spent a total of nine weeks at No.1 and became the best-selling album in the US for the year 1982. The supergroup included former members of several veteran progressive rock bands, namely bassist/vocalist John Wetton (formerly in Mogul […]

5th February 2012, American record producer and session musician Al De Lory died aged 82. In the early Sixties De Lory played keyboards for various Phil Spector productions, and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. As producer for Capitol Records he worked on a series of worldwide hits by Glen Campbell including John Hartford’s ‘Gentle on […]

28th Oct 1972, Stevie Wonder released his 15th studio album Talking Book. The album’s first track, ‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’, hit No.1 on the Billboard‍ charts, then earned Wonder his first Grammy Award. The album featured a guest appearance of Jeff Beck on the track ‘Superstition’. Read it here


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