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15th July 1967, The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane both played an afternoon and evening show to over 8,000 fans at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Here are The Doors from American Bandstand in the same year, check out the interview in the middle of the footage. The Doors – The Crystal Ship/Light My Fire […]

29th June 1979, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Lowell George died of a heart attack. The Little Feat front man was found dead at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. George joined Zappa's Mothers of Invention as rhythm guitarist in 1968, played guitar on John Cale's 1973 album Paris 1919, Harry Nilsson's Son […]

Happy birthday to Brandon Flowers, born on 21st June 1981, American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from The Killers, who scored the 2005 UK No.1 with their debut album Hot Fuss. Their 2017 album Wonderful Wonderful peaked at No.1 on the US & UK chart. In 2010, Flowers released a solo album, entitled Flamingo which peaked […]

21st June 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with 'Boom Boom', 'Dimples' and 'I'm In The Mood'. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. […]

15th June 1941, born on this day, American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, who had the 1972 UK & US No.1 single with his version of The Badfinger song 'Without You', and the 1969 US No.6 single 'Everybody's Talkin' from the film Midnight Cowboy'. The Monkees, Three Dog Night & Ronettes all covered his songs. He died […]

Happy birthday to Frank Beard, American drummer with ZZ Top, who had the 1984 US No.8 & 1985 UK No.16 single ‘Legs’. Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. The band has had global album sales in excess of 50 […]

Very sad to hear that American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. His career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene. He worked with many other artists including Carly Simon, James Taylor, Neil […]

Happy birthday to American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist Tom Morello born on 30 May 1964. With Rage Against The Machine, he had the 1996 US No.1 album Evil Empire and with Audioslave the 2005 US No.1 album Out of Exile. Morello was most recently a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street […]

Happy birthday to Cher, born on 20th May 1946, American singer and actress, one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher who had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'I Got You Babe'. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by […]

Happy birthday to Burt Bacharach born on 12th May 1928, American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer. With Hal David he wrote many classic songs including, 'Close To You', '24 Hours From Tulsa', 'Make It Easy On Yourself', 'Magic Moments', 'I Say A Little Prayer'. He won two Oscars for the film score to […]


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