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52 years ago today, The Yardbirds played a concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco: (Any of you there that night?) Here is a great story about The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and Marshall Amplification as told by the manager of the band Simon Napier-Bell: FILMORE WEST, 1966… "Shortly after the Yardbirds filmed Antonioni’s guitar-smashing scene […]

It was the beginning of the San Francisco sound. On Aug. 13, 1965, Marty Balin and his partners opened “the Matrix” in San Francisco. It was a renovated pizza shop located at 3138 Fillmore Street. The opening night featured a band that Marty had put together to be the ‘house’ band. They called the band […]

Marty Balin was opening a new club in San Francisco in 1965. One of the things he wanted was to have a house band. On July 6, 1965, Marty got together with Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Harvey on bass, Jerry Peloquin on drums and Signe Toly Anderson on vocals for the first time to […]

19th February 1982, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo. Osbourne was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest, (due to his wife Sharon hiding all his clothes so he couldn’t go outside). Osbourne who apparently thought he was relieving himself on a pile of rubble was […]


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