Montreux

27 June 2015, Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, died at the age of 67 after battling leukemia. He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014. https://youtu.be/FHFox6wyXfw Yes ~ The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) ~ Live at […]

DEEP PURPLE: ‘Live At Montreux 2011’ Available For First Time On DVD + 2CD Set DEEP PURPLE: ‘Live At Montreux 2011’ Available For First Time On DVD + 2CD Set Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/4508998235785471

14 May 2015, Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died in his sleep aged 89 from a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in […]

10 April 1967, Marvin Gaye recorded his version of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’. The song was first recorded by The Miracles and had also been a million seller in 1967 for Gladys Knight and the Pips. https://youtu.be/Y7dGdrP3pms Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine (Live at Montreux) Read the full article at […]

6 Aug 2009, Willy DeVille died at the age of 58 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The band he formed, Mink Deville, appeared at the legendary CBGB club in New York in the 1970s and scored the 1977 hit 'Spanish Stroll.' Doctors discovered he had cancer earlier this year as he was preparing to […]

15th February 1962, Ray Charles recorded ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ at United Studios in Hollywood, California. The tune would go on to top both the US and UK charts and would be included on the LP ‘Modern Sounds In Country / Western Music’, which would lead the Billboard album chart for 14 weeks. https://youtu.be/HsP1vEfM9do […]

4th December 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water'. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of the […]


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