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Aug. 12th was a big day for Big Brother and The Holding Company when it came to record releases. On Aug. 12, 1967, they released their self-titled LP”Big Brother & the Holding Company.” The record featured Janis Joplin as their main singer. Recorded during three days in December 1966 for Mainstream Records, it was released […]

10th August 1909, Born on this day, Clarence Leonidas ‘Leo’ Fender, inventor and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. The Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world’s most iconic electric guitars and the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass […]

Just wanted to flag up our Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There book which came out a few months ago!We are very pleased to announce that we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell […]

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. […]

Thanks you everyone so far who has bought our Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There book. As well as the print version, it’s available as a digital edition for Kindle, iTunes eBook and Google Play.We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Bruce Springsteen – The Day I Was There is […]

2nd August 1937, Born on this day, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and a master of the Lowrey organ, Garth Hudson, The The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band and also backed Bob Dylan on his US tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. The Band had the 1969 US No.25 […]

Aug. 2nd has been an interesting day for Bob Dylan over the years. On that day in 1962, he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan. The 7 years later in 1969, he went to his 10-year high school reunion at Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN, but had to leave earlier than […]

1st August 1942, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead. He was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” cover story. Garcia also founded a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band, the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic […]

July 31, 1966, was the last day of the 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, UK. It was on that Sunday that Cream (then called The Cream) made their official live debut at the Festival. If you look at the 2 previous day, the line up was pretty good including The Who, The […]

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