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…”battle lines being drawn”……. By the time The Byrds played the Monterey Pop Festival, David Crosby was becoming more ‘persona non gratis’ in the band. And he knew it. So David decided to join his friend Stephen Stills on stage during Buffalo Springfield’s show at the festival on Sunday. It may have been as they […]

51 years ago today, one of the first festival concerts and one of the most important, the Monterey International Pop Festival began. It was a 3 day festival. The performances of a lot of the acts bought them their first major attention in the US and for some the world. Over the next few days […]

The first day of the Monterey Pop Festival was 51 years ago today. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. The Monterey […]

50 years ago today, the first day of the first Miami Pop event took place at Gulfstream Park. An estimated 100,000 people attended this concert, which was promoted by Richard O’Barry & Michael Lang, later famous as promoter of Woodstock. Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Frank Zappa and The […]

16th May 2012, Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the […]

9th May 1980, ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ by The Boomtown Rats won the best pop song and outstanding British lyric categories at the 25th Ivor Novello Awards. And Supertramp’s ‘The Logical Song’ won Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Boomtown Rats lead singer Bob Geldoff was inspired to write the song after reading about the tragic […]

Happy birthday to Iggy Pop. 1947, Born on 21st April 1947, American singer-songwriter, musician and actor (real name James Osterberg). Member of The Stooges and solo artist, Pop is sometimes credited with the invention of stage diving. Hits include: ‘Lust for Life’, ‘The Passenger’, ‘Real Wild Child’, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’. Read it […]

Hailed as Britain’s “best ever pop singer” by Rolling Stone, the English-born Dusty Springfield charted several 1960s hits. Today is her birthday. Dusty Springfield made her way into the heart of 1960s swinging London with the British trio The Springfields. Her solo hits include “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (1966) and “Son […]

22nd February 1987, Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer died after a gall bladder operation. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed the Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico ‘peeled banana’ album cover and The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album cover. Read it here

30th January 1999, In the NME readers poll results the winner of ‘The pop personality that you would like as your doctor’ was won by singer Natalie Imbruglia. OK, which pop personality would you would like as your doctor? Read it here


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