They say a picture is worth a thousand words…… The Mamas and Papas were one of the groups responsible for putting together the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. They were one of the top selling acts in the world then. This picture of “Mama” Cass Elliot and Michele Phillips was supposedly taken just after Janis […]

Picture this as a headline in your local newspaper….. “IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA” IS 50 YEARS OLD!!” Iron Butterfly released their second album “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” on June 14, 1968. The LP peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts and was given the distinction of being the first album to be awarded platinum status when the Recording Industry Association […]

This picture speaks volumes. If you take an extremely talented keyboard player who decides to put a legendary Hammond Organ thru a Marshall amp. Deep Purple’s Jon Lord did just that. It changed the way musicians used keyboards. Jon would have been celebrating his 77th birthday today. Sadly, Jon passed away on July 16, 2012. […]

The man in this picture is Dick Rowe. In the early 60’s, Dick worked for Decca Records in London. Dick is the man who famously (or infamously) decided not to sign The Beatles to a recording contract. It didn’t take long for him to realize his mistake. On May 5, 1963, acting on a tip, […]

29th March 1973, Dr Hook And The Medicine Show got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine after their hit, ‘The Cover of Rolling Stone’ reached No. 6 on the US singles chart. According to members of the group, they really did buy five copies for their mothers, just like the song said. […]

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