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16th November 1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal […]

7th November 1967, Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated […]

On Nov. 3, 1973, Daryl Hall & John Oates ( Hall & Oates) released their 2nd LP "Abandoned Luncheonette." It was the most commercially successful of their first three albums of the duo's Atlantic Records period. Twenty-nine years after its release, the album was certified platinum (over one million copies sold) by the Recording Industry […]

Today, Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen turns 55. He is better known as Rick Allen the drummer for the English hard rock band Def Leppard. Rick is famous for overcoming the complete amputation of his left arm and continuing to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its greatest popular success worldwide. Happy […]

30th August 1939, Born on this day, John Peel, BBC radio DJ. journalist and TV presenter, born John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. He was the longest running BBC Radio 1 and the most influential British DJ ever. He was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio, and […]

On Aug. 20, 1969, The Beatles finally finished John Lennon's "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". It was also the last time all four members of the group were inside the Abbey Road studios together. There were two sessions on that day. The first took place between 2pm and 6pm in the control room of […]

On the second day of Woodstock, the artists were still having problems getting to the site on time for their sets. Just after Santana finished their historical set, the next band wasn’t there. However John Sebastian was. He was just hanging out backstage when he was asked if he would play a couple of songs […]

John Lennon began recording what would become his final album “Double Fantasy” in New York City at the Hit Factory on Aug. 4, 1980. The album was produced by John, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas (who did the real production work). This is one of those times we’d love to have a ‘way back’ machine […]

24th July 1976, Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche” and was Elton’s first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits. John had met Dee […]

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. John first joined the band in 1966, 52 years ago. He has another long time accomplishment that is even more impressive. John has been married to his wife, Kristen, for 50 years now. Real quick, your favorite song by the Moodys? Happy Birthday John! […]


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