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51 Years Ago Today: It was the 24th of July, 1967, when Motown Records released the song “Reflections.” After this song was recorded, the group’s name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, something the other Supremes were not happy about. This was their first song to be released under that name. This is […]

Sometimes, records are released in different countries on different dates. OK, a lot of times. The Jeff Beck Group’s self-titled 4th LP, “Jeff Beck Group” was released in the US on May 1, 1972. It was finally released in the UK on June 9th of 72. It was the second album with the line up […]

2nd May 1972, Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Springsteen played a short set for him in his office; Hammond was so impressed that he arranged a real audition that night at the Gaslight Club in New York for other Columbia executives. Bruce passed the audition. We are […]

How many of you have records by the members of “The Nerk Twins?” We know you will need to think about that one, but trust us, many of you do. Here is why we know you do….. Paul McCartney’s Aunt owned a pub in Caversham, Berkshire, England in the late 50’s and early 60’s. The […]

The Rolling Stones unveiled their new record label, Rolling Stones Records on April 6, 1971. The label featured the bands new logo, the tongue-and-lips “pop art” drawing created by London graphic artist John Pasche. We would think that this is probably the most recognizable logo for any Rock and Roll band in the history of […]

1st April 1966, Pye Records released David Bowie’s first solo single, ‘Do Anything You Say’. Despite featuring Bowie’s backing band at the time, The Buzz, the single was to be the first simply credited to David Bowie, (which failed to chart). Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third. More on David […]

The Sex Pistols signed with A&M Records at 7 a.m. in the morning on March 10, 1977. The signing took place on a trestle table set up outside of Buckingham Palace. It made headlines around the world. Punk rock was getting major label support. Six days later they would be dropped by the label. Interesting […]

One of the great Rock and Roll records, “Climbing” the debut album by Mountain was released on March 7, 1970. The album featured the ‘classic’ Mountain lineup of Leslie West (guitar, vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass, piano) and Corky Laing (drums, percussion). Produced by Pappalardi, the album reached number 17 on the American Billboard 200 albums […]

On Feb. 25, 1963, Vee Jay records released the first US single / 45 by the then-unknown Beatles, “Please Please Me” b/w “Ask Me Why.” It went nowhere on the charts or on the radio. It is however one of the most collectable of all the Beatles’ records because the record company spelled the bands […]

12th February 1965, Pye Records announced that they’d signed ‘the British Bob Dylan’, when they added Donovan to the label. The Scottish singer-songwriter produced a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970 and became a friend of leading pop musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones and The Beatles. He influenced John Lennon […]


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