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29th March 2005, Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm at a hospital in New York. Doctors expected the 59 year old to make a full recovery. The aneurysm was discovered when Young's vision became blurred after the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/neil-young/ Neil Young – […]

2nd March 1999, Dusty Springfield died after a long battle against cancer, aged 59. The British singer had her first UK hit single in 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, which reached No.4, the 1966 UK No.1 & US No.4 single with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ plus over […]

Stardom for Styx came with a price: disillusionment and, eventually, the end of the band. Styx And Their Long Fall From Grace Link to original article here

Do you remember the first time you heard the long, live version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"? Chances are it was on Sept. 13, 1976. It was on that day that the band released their first live album "One More For / From The Road. It was their only live album from the "classic" era […]

Many of you first heard "Oh Mama I'm fear for my life from the long arm of the law" 40 years ago today…. On Sept. 1, 1978, Styx released their eighth album, "Pieces of Eight". Like the band's previous album, The Grand Illusion, it managed to achieve triple-platinum certification, thanks to the hit singles "Sing […]

Can it really be that long ago? On Aug. 7, 1970, The Moody Blues released their sixth LP, “A Question of Balance”. The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. In order to be able […]

“…By the time they got to Joni’s…..” or “…It was a long time coming…..” 50 years ago today. Everybody wants to hold that one epic party in their lifetime, you know, the one people will talk about for years to come. Joni Mitchell had one. On July 3, 1968, Joni had a a get-together for […]

It’s a long way from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Levon Helm made the journey. He learned to play a number of instruments but he is best known as a drummer. He worked with Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan before he and is bandmates where known simply as THE […]

In 1969, long hair could be a problem…. On May 20, 1969, Chicago bassist Peter Cetera, after just finishing a tour decided to take in a baseball game to relax. He went to Dodger Stadium in LA, where his beloved Cubs were playing the Dodgers. In the crowd were four Marines who notice his long […]

After long consideration, on May 5, 1986, Cleveland was announced to be the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland beat out New York, New Orleans, and Memphis. Cleveland was chosen because it was where DJ Alan Freed first started playing the music that he started calling ‘Rock and Roll’. Freed also […]


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