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The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]

On June 4, 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last show in England, at London’s Saville Theatre, before heading off to America. The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album had just been released on June 1 and Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in attendance. Hendrix, who was already a great fan of the band, bought […]

“It was 51 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…..” The Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” LP on June 1, 1967. When the band started recording this record, they had already made the decision to not play live shows anymore. That gave them the freedom to make music […]

In 1980, Eagles founding member Don Henley was asked if the band would ever play together again. His reply was “when Hell freezes over”. Fast forward 14 years…. On May 27, 1994, the Eagles began their “Hell Freezes Over” tour at Irvine Meadows in So. California. The tour would last for over 2 years. 24 […]

When you bought an album (LP) of your favorite group / band / artist back in the 60’s, you got the songs, usually about 10 to 12 of them, the liner notes and of course the album cover art work. Yes, and for some a new surface to de-seed…. On May 27, 1967, Columbia and […]

26th May 1940, Born on this day, Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band. He died of throat cancer aged 71 on 19th April 2012. Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band […]

That lil ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top is probably throwing a Texas size birthday party for one of it’s founding members and bassist, Dusty Hill today. Dusty is celebrating 69 trips around the sun today. If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would only play you one song, […]

16th May 1961, Born on this day, Enya Ni Bhraonain, from Irish family band Clannad who had the 1982 UK No.5 single ‘Harry’s Game’. Enya had the solo, 1988 UK No.1 single ‘Orinoco Flow’, and the 2001 US No.2 album ‘A Day Without Rain’. Enya is Ireland’s biggest selling solo artist and second overall behind […]

The Steve Miller Band released their ninth LP “Fly Like an Eagle” on May 15, 1976. The album was by Capitol Records in North America and Mercury Records in Europe. The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification […]

27th April 1999, UK band The Verve announced that they had split. They scored the 1997 UK No.1 single ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ and their 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Urban Hymns’ spent over 100 weeks on the UK chart. Leader of the group Richard Ashcroft went solo scoring the 2000 UK No.3 single ‘A Song […]


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