On June 22, 1957, there was a street party in Liverpool. There was a live band who were making their first public appearance. The band was called “The Quarrymen”. The following is from the Beatles Bible about the day: The Quarrymen played twice on this day. In the afternoon they performed on the back of […]

19th May 1979, Eric Clapton held a party at his Surrey house celebrating his recent marriage to Patti Boyd. Clapton had set-up a small stage in the garden and as the evening progressed, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr ended up jamming together along with Clapton, Ginger Baker and Mick Jagger. The all-star band […]

On Feb. 2, 1959, the music was alive and well. The Winter Dance Party tour made a stop at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The tour bus everyone was traveling on for the tour had very little heat and some of the performers were getting sick. After the show was over, 3 of […]

The 1959 Winter Dance Party Tour had a tremendous impact on Rock and Roll / Popular music. Although the tour had a tragic event, there was still some life changing / positive things that happened because of it. Here’s a good example: On Jan. 31, 1959, the Winter Dance Party, featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens […]

On Jan. 23, 1959, the Winter Dance Party tour, featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and DION and the Belmonts, played its first date at Milwaukee’s Million Dollar Ballroom. It would become the most famous tour in the history of Rock and Roll, but would only last for 10 shows with the original […]

The Rolling Stones created an event / party on Dec. 11, 1968. They filmed it and called it “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.” The event comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. Also, John Lennon and his fiancee […]

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