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Born on this day, 6 July 1925, Bill Haley, (William John Clifton Haley), singer, guitarist, ‘The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star.’ As Bill Haley and his Comets he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention […]

4 July 1966, The Beatles played two shows at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, in the Philippines to over 80,000 fans. The Beatles failed to appear at a palace reception hosted by President Marcos’ family, who were not informed that the Beatles had declined their invitation. The Philippine media misrepresent this as a deliberate snub […]

JOURNEY Celebrates U.S. Independence Day With New Single ‘United We Stand’ JOURNEY Celebrates U.S. Independence Day With New Single ‘United We Stand’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5792722544079694

JOURNEY Celebrates U.S. Independence Day With New Single ‘United We Stand’ JOURNEY Celebrates U.S. Independence Day With New Single ‘United We Stand’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5792722544079694

3 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 […]

RATT’s STEPHEN PEARCY On Beating Cancer: ‘Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day’ RATT’s STEPHEN PEARCY On Beating Cancer: ‘Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day’ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5777061442312471

28 June 1997, Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album OK Computer. The British groups first self-produced album later appeared in many critics’ lists and listener polls for best album of the year and also won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/radiohead-ok-computer/ Radiohead – OK Computer – […]

27 June 1970, The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (better known as the The Festival Express) set off. The tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts travelled on a chartered CN train. Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Buddy Guy Blues Band all travelled […]

Happy birthday to English rock guitarist Jeff Beck born 24 June 1944. He replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds. As a solo artist, he released the 1967 single ‘Hi-Ho Silver Lining’, before forming The Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart. His 1975 album Blow By Blow was produced by George Martin and set a […]

Happy birthday to English rock guitarist Jeff Beck born 23 June 1944. He replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds. As a solo artist, he released the 1967 single ‘Hi-Ho Silver Lining’, before forming The Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart. His 1975 album Blow By Blow was produced by George Martin and set a […]


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