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Happy birthday to Ronnie Wood born on 1st June 1947, guitarist, songwriter, painter and radio presenter. Originally a member of UK band The Birds, he first worked alongside Rod Stewart in the Jeff Beck Group. He then got together with three members of The Small Faces to form The Faces joined by Rod on vocals. […]

Since we are having a Dark Side of the Moon day, here are 25 facts on the groundbreaking album: Hands up, who has listened to album today? https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/the-great-gig-in-the-sky/ The Great Gig In The Sky 'Brain Damage' is the only track on The Dark Side Of The Moon which mentions the title of the album. 'The […]

31st March 1949, RCA Victor introduced the 45rpm single record, which had been in development since 1940. The 7-inch disc was designed to compete with the Long Playing record introduced by Columbia a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78rpm record that was currently in use. Advertisements for […]

Today’s Big Question comes from Liam Merrigan, who says, “Name a great rock song from a non rock/metal act. Mine would be Crazy Horses by The Osmonds.” Thanks Liam! Link to original article here

ICYMI: ridiculously good footage of a man playing a theremin. Pink Floyd’s Great Gig In The Sky on a theremin is miraculously good Link to original article here

One of the great voices in the history of Rock and Roll, Grace Slick has 79 candles on her birthday cake today. Grace first sang with The Great Society before she joined Jefferson Airplane, which became Jefferson Starship and the just Starship. Grace was one of the first women who really made it ok for […]

1967 was a great year for music. But did you know that only 5 artists / bands had #1 albums that year. One band was on top for a total of 30 weeks. Another, 15 weeks. Only one artist, Herb Alpert was only on top for one week and another, Bobbie Gentry, 2 weeks. The […]

Here is a great story about the early days of The Beatles. It has been told for ever. Is it really true….? We sometimes wonder why Oct. 28th is not "Raymond Jones Day". It should be an international holiday. Here's why we say this. According to the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, on Oct. 28, 1961, […]

Today we are remembering the great Lou Reed who passed away 5 years ago today on Oct. 27, 2013. He was an innovator. He was an inspiration. He was Lou Reed. Do you have a special memory of Lou? RIP Lou. Thank You. Read It Here!

One of the all time great guitar players, REO Speedwagon's Gary Richrath left us three years ago today. Gary had left REO a number of years earlier, but had done a show or two with them in recent years. In the early years of REO, when they were playing the bars and chicken coups around […]


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