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1st Dec 1938, Born on this day, Sandy Nelson, US drummer, (1962 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Let There Be Drums'). Worked with The Teddy Bears, Gene Vincent. At end of 1963, Nelson was in a motorcycle accident. The injuries necessitated amputation of his right foot and part of that leg, nonetheless, Nelson continued […]

Quick plug for our Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There book – over 500 eyewitness accounts of fans recalling memories of the earliest Experience shows at UK clubs and theatre shows and Jimi's appearances at the Monterey, Woodstock, Atlanta and Isle of Wight festivals, you'll see a portrait of Hendrix the live performer […]

27th October 1967, Born on this day, Scott Weiland, vocals, Stone Temple Pilots, (1993 UK No.23 single 'Plush'). Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband'). Weiland has also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, a cover album, and collaborations with several other musicians since 1998. Weiland died on […]

27th October 1957, The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day'. It was also a No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million. The song was inspired by a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny […]

Quick plug for our Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There book. A collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing him live, with fans recalling memories of the earliest Experience shows at UK clubs and theatre shows and Jimi's appearances at the Monterey, Woodstock, Atlanta and Isle of Wight festivals, you'll see a […]

It is said that Feb. 3, 1959 is the day the music died. So, we would think that 81 years ago today, Sept. 7, 1936 is the day the music was born. Or at least a good part of it. If he were still with us, Buddy Holly would have turned 82 years old today. […]

7th Sept 1936, Born on this day, Buddy Holly singer, songwriter, The Crickets, (1957 US No.1 'That'll Be The Day', 1959 UK No.1 single 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Holly was killed in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. The […]

We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There is now available to pre order on Amazon. Richard Houghton's fifth book is a collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing him live. It's the story of Jimi's discovery by manager Chas Chandler in New York's […]

2nd Sept 1946, Born on this day, Billy Preston, US singer, keyboard player. (1973 US No.1 single 'Will It Go Round In Circles', 1978 UK No.2 single with Syreeta 'With You I'm Born Again', and 1969 single 'Get Back' with The Beatles During the 1960s, he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke and […]

Our Bob Dylan book is available in print and all digital formats. 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 their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob […]


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