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Happy birthday to Ronnie Wood born on 1st June 1947, guitarist, songwriter, painter and radio presenter. Originally a member of UK band The Birds, he first worked alongside Rod Stewart in the Jeff Beck Group. He then got together with three members of The Small Faces to form The Faces joined by Rod on vocals. […]

14th Sept 1968, The first episode of the comic strip 'The Archies' was aired on US TV. The recording group had contributions from Ron Dante, Andy Kim, Jeff Barry and others. Rock mogul, Don Kirshner (who also brought us The The Monkees) was put in charge of the studio group. The following year The Archies […]

If he were still with us, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, would have turned 73 years old today. Ron grew up listening to his father's collection of records and taught himself how to play harmonica and piano. He began spending time around coffeehouses and music stores, and worked […]

On June 8, 1963, The Crystals’ song “Da Doo Ron Ron” peaked at #3 on the Billboard Pop chart. The effort is the brain child of Phil Spector, who uses a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that will become known as a “wall of sound”. Now […]

8th June 1963, The Crystals’ ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a “wall of sound”. Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell […]

8th March 1973, American singer and musician Ron McKernan died aged 27 from liver failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. He was a founding member and keyboard player with the Grateful Dead and played in the group from 1965 to 1972. Unlike the other members of the Grateful Dead, McKernan avoided psychedelic drugs, preferring to […]


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