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5th Sept 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track. The Beatles: Taking apart the lyrics to I Am The Walrus | This Day In Music On 29 Sept 1967, working at Abbey Road in […]

5th Sept 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee'. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, […]

We have our latest book The Smiths – The Day I Was There available on pre order. This special limited edition hardback is numbered from 1-500, signed by the author and has the option for a personal dedication written in the book. The Smiths have been described as the most influential British guitar group of […]

30th August 1969, Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle Of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Family, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, […]

28th August 1964, After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana. Help! Hi Hi Hi…When The Beatles Met Bob Dylan | This Day In Music On […]

Quick plug for our Jimi Hendrix The Day I Was There book – 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 Cafe Wha? and explosion onto the UK music scene in 1966 through to his untimely death in September […]

Read the story behind recording Bohemian Rhapsody. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen | This Day In Music On Aug 24th 1975, Queen started recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield studios in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Queen singer Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the Article source:

Happy birthday to Robert Plant! (we sent him copy 001 of our latest book as a birthday present!) We now have the soft back edition as well as the hard back. Over 400 fans share their memories of seeing Led Zeppelin. Hardbacks are numbered 1-500 and are a limited print, both books are signed by […]

18th August 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. More on Ringo here:…/starr-of-the-beatles/ Starr of the Beatles, […]

The great late John Peel once said; "The Boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the rock 'n' roll era.' We now have the softback edition of The Wedding Present: Sometimes These Words Don t Have To Be Said book available. This fanthology is the first ever authorised book about indie […]

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