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10th August born on this day in 1909, 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 […]

Drummer Hal Blaine, one of the most recorded musicians in pop music history has died of natural causes age 90. As a member of the The Wrecking Crew his drumming can be heard on songs such as Presley’s 'Return to Sender,' the Byrds’ 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' the Beach Boys’ 'Good Vibrations,' Simon & Garfunkel’s 'Bridge […]

Jimmy Page dug up several unheard gems for the recent Led Zeppelin reissues. But there’s one song that still remains unreleased – Swan Song. Swan Song: the secret history of Led Zeppelin’s lost masterpiece Link to original article here

It was a huge occasion…. it was television history, television at its finest. The whole world was watching…… OK, maybe we might be exaggerating a little…… BUT!!! On Nov. 8, 1977, Suzi Quatro made her first appearance as "Leather Tuscadero," the little sister of Fonzie's girlfriend "Pinky," on ABC-TV's Happy Days. Come on, admit it, […]

History can be changed or made in an instant. On Oct. 31, 1963, American TV host Ed Sullivan was at London's Heathrow Airport, waiting for his flight home. He saw something that got his interest. The Beatles where returning from a tour of Sweden at the time he was at the airport. There were about […]

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 […]

Without a doubt, one of the greatest albums in the history of Rock and Roll was released 49 years ago today. Led Zeppelin II. Do we need to say anymore? Where did you first hear this album? Happy Birthday to “Led Zeppelin II”!!! — Read It Here!

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/history-album-artwork/ Cover Story: A History Of Album Artwork | uDiscover Music Music fans have always known that music and art will always go hand in hand, as album covers can be as much a part of a record's identity as the sound. Read it here

One of the great drumming legends in the history of Rock and Roll, The Who's Keith Moon would have been celebrating his 72nd birthday today, Aug. 23rd. Many times we have asked who you think the 'greatest' drummer, guitarist, singer etc is / was, but we realize that everybody has different likes when it comes […]

Probably the most famous flute player in the history of Rock, Jethro Tull’s frontman, Ian Anderson is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Ian started playing the flute just a couple of months before Tull recorded their first album. Ian was playing electric guitar and one day realized he was never going to as good as […]


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