At last the rain has stopped here in the UK, the sun is shining and it's the longest day of the year! So we thought we would have some Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on the deck in the office. See our 40 facts on CSN&Y. Do you have a favourite track by the foursome? […]

12th June 1964, The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, […]

10th June 1964, On their first world tour The Beatles took a flight from Hong Kong to Australia making an unscheduled fuel stop in Darwin, where over 400 fans greeted their aircraft. The Beatles then flew on to Sydney, where they arrive in the middle of a heavy downpour. The group were required to appear […]

5th June 1947, born on this day, English musician and songwriter Tom Evans, from Badfinger, who scored the 1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single 'Come And Get It'. In November 1969, the Iveys changed their name to Badfinger, and Paul McCartney gave the group a boost by offering them his song 'Come and Get […]

3rd June 1983, US session drummer Jim Gordon, murdered his mother by pounding her head with a hammer. A diagnosed schizophrenic, it was not until his trial in 1984 that he was properly diagnosed. Due to the fact that his attorney was unable to use the insanity defense, Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in […]

15th April 2001, Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of the Ramones died after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer aged 49. On November 30, 2003, a block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.…/ramones-joey-ramone-dee-d…/ Joey Ramone & Dee Dee Ramone The three-chord guitar […]

11th March 1970, Deja Vu, the first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, (and the second by the trio configuration of Crosby, Stills, and Nash), was released. It topped the pop album chart for one week and spawned three US Top 40 singles: ‘Teach Your Children’, ‘Our House’, and ‘Woodstock’. Article source:

The guitar legend opens up about absent friends, superstar fans, bad reviews and the next best thing to playing with Zeppelin… Bonham, Grohl & Led Zeppelin’s legacy: An epic Jimmy Page interview Link to original article here

Among the exhibits will be Eric Clapton’s Blackie and Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstein. Instruments used by Hendrix, Zeppelin, Van Halen, ELP & more set for New York exhibition Link to original article here

Bargain alert from our friends at MusicRadar – if you’re into making music, keep an eye on their site over the next few days… US Black Friday guitar amp deal: Buy a Positive Grid BIAS Head and get a $299 Twin Pedal free Link to original article here

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