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22 Sept 1969, The Band released their self-titled album, which peaked at No.9 on the US chart, and included the tracks; 'Rag Mama Rag', 'Up on Cripple Creek' and 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down'. In 2009, the album was preserved into the National Recording Registry because the album was ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically […]

11 Sept 1948, born on this day John Martyn, (Iain David McGeachy), singer, songwriter, guitarist, who had the 1973 album 'Solid Air'. Martyn died in hospital on 30th Jan 2009 in Ireland at the age of 60. The folk, blues and funk artist was widely regarded as one of the most soulful and innovative singer-songwriters […]

Some great reviews here on Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn. Order here: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com “Martyn, the difficult musical visionary, thoroughly deserves this painstaking and eloquent biography [which] balances the fan's assiduousness with a critic's seiving action.” – Observer "[An] excellent biography." – Independent “Insightful and beautifully written… unflinchingly critical of Martyn’s failings and […]

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s BEN BRUCE Almost Met GARY MOORE The Night Legendary Guitarist Died https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/asking-alexandrias-ben-bruce-almost-met-gary-moore-the-night-legendary-guitarist-died/ ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s BEN BRUCE Almost Met GARY MOORE The Night Legendary Guitarist Died ASKING ALEXANDRIA's Ben Bruce says that he almost met Gary Moore the night that the legendary guitarist died more than nine years ago. "I can't remember what year […]

We are taking pre-orders for the new book Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn. An intimate, unflinching biography of one of the great maverick artists. Though Martyn never had a hit single, his extraordinary voice, innovative guitar playing and profoundly soulful songs secured his status as a much admired pioneer. Covered by Eric […]

6 June 2019, American singer and songwriter Dr John known for music combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. Born Malcolm John Rebennack his career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the […]

BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI On Making New Music: ‘Every Night I Play And Put Something Down’ On Tape https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/black-sabbaths-tony-iommi-on-making-new-music-every-night-i-play-and-put-something-down-on-tape/ BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI On Making New Music: ‘Every Night I Play And Put Something Down’ On Tape In a brand new interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi once again spoke about his […]

19th April 2012, Levon Helm, died of throat cancer aged 71. A drummer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (who became Bob Dylan's backing group) who then became known as The Band. He sang on Band classics like 'The Night […]

SAMMY HAGAR Says THE CIRCLE’s U.S. Tour With NIGHT RANGER Might Get Postponed https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sammy-hagar-says-the-circles-u-s-tour-with-night-ranger-might-get-postponed/ SAMMY HAGAR Says THE CIRCLE’s U.S. Tour With NIGHT RANGER Might Get Postponed Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have commented on the status of SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's previously announced U.S. tour with NIGHT RANGER. Produced by Live Nation, the […]

We have a new book: Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn available for pre order. An intimate, unflinching biography of one of the great maverick artists. Though Martyn never had a hit single, his extraordinary voice, innovative guitar playing and profoundly soulful songs secured his status as a much admired pioneer. Martyn influenced […]


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