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On Jan. 23, we did a post remembering Chicago’s Terry Kath. Terry died just 8 days before his 32nd birthday, Jan. 31. If Terry was still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Here is part of what we wrote 8 days ago: “When Jimi Hendrix saw him play he said “The […]

On Jan. 31, 1967, John Lennon went antique shopping in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. One of the things that caught his eye and he purchased was a circus poster from 1843. He liked the poster so much in fact that he wrote a song about it. On the poster was the line “Being For The Benefit […]

On Jan. 30, 1969, The Beatles, along with Billy Preston, played a few songs on the rooftop of their office building at 3 Savile Row, London. People gathered in the streets and the police were called when some shop owners complained about the noise. They had decided to do the concert a few days earlier, […]

On Jan. 30, 1973, KISS played their first show at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York. For this show they wore little to no makeup. The iconic makeup designs associated with Kiss made their debut during the March 9–10 shows at The Daisy in Amityville, NY. At the show 45 years ago today, they […]

On Jan. 29, 1982, Huey Lewis & The News released their second LP titled “Picture This”. The album brought the band their first top-ten hit, “Do You Believe in Love”. It remained on the Billboard albums chart for 35 weeks and peaked at number 13. The band produced the album themselves along with their manager, […]

The J. Geils Band released their 11th LP “Love Stinks” on Jan. 28, 1980. The title song, “Love Stinks” was a rant against unrequited love. (That’s what an old review said). It was covered by @Joan Jett in the film Mr. Wrong and Adam Sandler in the movie The Wedding Singer. The song was also […]

On Jan. 28, 1968, The Who, Small Faces and Paul Jones were in the middle os a short tour of Australia. They got on a flight in Adelaide heading to their next stop. Now here’s a surprise… things got out of hand on the flight. Here is what the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones has […]

It was 34 years ago today, on Jan. 27, 1984 that Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial. At first it was thought that the only real problem was the burns he suffered. It was much more than that. Years later during the trial of the doctor who prescribed the medications […]

Phil Collins released his third solo LP “No Jacket Required” on Jan. 25, 1985. It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Don’t Lose My Number”, and “Take Me Home” were all released as singles, with corresponding music videos and all four were top ten hits on […]

It was one year ago today, on Jan. 25th when we learned of the passing of The Allman Brothers Bands founding member and one of their drummers Butch Trucks. Police reports confirmed that Trucks died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on January 24, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age […]


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