Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys (aka MCA) was one-third of one of the most revered rap/punk/rock/funk/anything-you-can-think-of groups, as well as a director/producer of music videos and films and a humanitarian, among other roles. Today, we’re celebrating this creative force, on what would have been his 58th birthday. Adam Yauch: Why MCA Was The Renaissance […]

24 July 1965, The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. The Byrds’ recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its […]

19 July 1975, Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Listen To What The Man Said’, his fourth US No.1, and No.6 hit in the UK, (the track features Tom Scott playing the saxophone solo). It would go on to sell a million copies in America and reach No.6 […]

Happy 80th birthday to Roger McGuinn, born 13 July 1942, guitar, vocals, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr Tambourine Man’). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players. He toured with Bob Dylan in 1975 and 1976 as part of Dylan’s Rolling […]

3 June 1983, US session drummer Jim Gordon, murdered his mother by pounding her head with a hammer. A diagnosed schizophrenic, it was not until his trial in 1984 that he was properly diagnosed. Due to the fact that his attorney was unable to use the insanity defense, Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in […]

28 June 1975, Wings went to No.1 on the UK chart with their fourth album ‘Venus And Mars’. The follow up to Band On The Run featured the US No.1 single ‘Listen What The Man Said’. Sir Paul McCartney & Wings – Listen To What The Man Said [Remastered] [HD] Read the full article […]

26 June 1965, The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song, the drummer Hal Blaine who played on the track also played on ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” on […]

Happy birthday to Frank Beard, American drummer with ZZ Top, born 11 June 1949, who had the 1984 US No.8 & 1985 UK No.16 single ‘Legs’. Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. The band has had global album sales […]

9 June 1964, During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. This was the first session for the Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which saw Dylan recording fourteen original compositions that night. The Byrds later recorded a version of Mr. Tambourine Man that was released […]

GoFundMe Campaign Launched For 24-Year-Old Man Who Committed Suicide At MARYLAND DEATHFEST GoFundMe Campaign Launched For 24-Year-Old Man Who Committed Suicide At MARYLAND DEATHFEST Read the full article at Blabbermouth!

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