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2 time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has 77 candles on his birthday cake today. David was inducted into the RRHoF once for his work with The Byrds and then again for his work with Crosby, Stills & Nash. David is a survivor. And a talented one at that. When you […]

One of our all time favorite singers, Martha Reeves turns 77 years old today. Martha was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves & The Vandellas or just “Martha & The Vandellas”. They scored over a dozen hit singles, including “Nowhere to Run”, “Jimmy Mack”, and their all time classic “Dancing In […]

“…By the time they got to Joni’s…..” or “…It was a long time coming…..” 50 years ago today. Everybody wants to hold that one epic party in their lifetime, you know, the one people will talk about for years to come. Joni Mitchell had one. On July 3, 1968, Joni had a a get-together for […]

…”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 […]

Herb Alpert is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Herb is a nine time Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader for The Tijuana Brass and the only artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart with a vocal single (“This Guy’s In Love With You,” #1, 1968) and an instrumental song (“Rise,” #1, 1979), You probably […]

There are many that say that it was the best live rock recording of all time. We are talking about “Live at Leeds” the first live album by The Who. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger […]

14th May 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since disbanding the group following John Bonham’s death. The band reunited to perform at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden in New York. https://www.facebook.com/greatesthitsever/posts/2061510124105972 On this day in 1988, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since disbanding the group following John […]

Frank Zappa released (technically for the second time) his debut solo album “Lumpy Gravy” on May 13, 1968. The album was briefly released on August 7, 1967, by Capitol Records in the 4-track Stereo-Pak format only and then withdrawn due to a lawsuit from MGM Records. MGM Records claimed that the album violated Zappa’s contract […]

How the times have changed. Big time Rock and Roll tours weren’t always quite as “big”. The picture below shows the semis used for U2’s 360 tour in 2009. It was a major tour for the time. Why do we mention this….. In 1958, Buddy Holly was doing a major tour for the time. On […]

On April 15, 1964, The Beatles were filming their first movie, which at the time was titled “Beatlemania!” After a long day of filming, Ringo Starr said to the others that it’s been “a hard day’s night.” We would have loved to have seen the look on John Lennon’s face when he heard Ringo say […]


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