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The Woodstock Festival started 49 years ago today at 5:07 EST when Richie Havens took the stage. He played for 1 hour and 53 minutes. He played every song he knew. He wasn’t suppose to be the first performer, but because of the traffic problems, the other artist were having problems getting to the site. […]

13th August 1966, Lovin Spoonful started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Summer In The City’, it made No.8 in the UK. The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order […]

On August 10th, 1970 the trial of Jim Morrison officially started at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, FL. It was Case No. 69-2355 “State Of Florida vs. James Douglas Morrison”. The trial which lasted until October made national news and many people, including Jim, the band members, and legal attorneys on both sides of […]

7th August 1971, The Bee Gees started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’. It was the group’s tenth US hit and first No.1. The Bee Gees penned song was originally offered to Andy Williams, but ultimately the Bee Gees recorded it themselves, […]

4th August 1984, Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of […]

On July 25, 1966, The Rolling Stones started their US tour with a concert at The Hollywood Bowl in LA. The first picture shows the band playing onstage there. If you will notice, there is a sign behind them that says “No Swimming.” It was a rule that was strictly enforced. On Sept. 18, 1968, […]

It started out being called the ‘Sedilia Bluegrass Festival”… The Ozark Music Festival was held July 19–21, 1974 on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. While the Woodstock Festival from 1969 is the most well-known rock festival, the Ozark Music Festival was one of the largest music festivals ever held. “No Hassles Guaranteed ” […]

4th July 1964, The Beach Boys started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Get Around’, the group’s first No.1, which was a No.7 hit in the UK. It is noteworthy for its back-to-front structure—it starts with a chorus and has two short verses. More here on The Beach […]

The ’27’ club: He started one of the most successful bands in the history of Rock and Roll. The Rolling Stones founding member and their leader, Brian Jones left us 49 years ago today on July 3, 1969. He was just 27 years old. Brian was a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonica, keyboards, sitar and marimba, […]


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