Led Zeppelin released their first single "Good Times Bad Times" with the B-side "Communication Breakdown" in the US on March 10th of 1969. They went on to release a total of 13 singles in the US. But, the band refused to release singles in the UK until Sept. 8th of 1997 when they finally released […]

You ever have one of those times where you wanted a drink but didn’t want to drink alone? On April 28, 1987, Ozzy Osbourne did. While flying from Miami to Boston, he bought three rounds of drinks for everyone on the plane and sang “Crazy Train” over the PA system. We want to fly with […]

It’s a story that has been told a million times. But not all of the stories have this kind of an outcome. On May 4, 1964, two musicians in Birmingham, England decided to start an R & B group. The musicians were Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder. They liked Duke Ellington’s song “Mood Indigo” so […]

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 […]

31st March 1987, Prince released his ninth studio album Sign o’ the Times. Sign o’ the Times produced three top-ten hit singles, ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’, ‘U Got the Look’, (with Sheena Easton) and the title track ‘Sign o’ the Times. In 1989, Time Out magazine ranked it as the greatest album of all […]

There are times when you know your friends / bandmates have your back…. On March 21, 1967, John Lennon took his first major LSD trip. (before you say it, we are not sure what our sources mean by ‘major’). He did it while recording backing vocals on the track “Getting Better.” Their producer, the late […]

(An insiders note: Having worked with these guys many times, we are pretty sure the meeting took place in a pub). On Jan. 18, 1973, Free’s Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, Mott the Hoople’s Mick Ralphs, and King Crimson’s Boz Burrell decided to start a band. They called it “Bad Company.” Happy 45th birthday to […]

There are certain times when it is required to play Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” at full volume. Today is one of those days. Skynyrd’s original frontman and founding member Ronnie Van Zant would have turned 70 years old today. The full volume thing might even be law in some parts of the country. Happy Birthday Ronnie. […]

We really don’t like to make people say how old they are or from what times they have memories. Here’s one from Brad Elvis’s collection that maybe some of our older friends will remember. Vee Jay Records, released a record sleeve in December 1964 that was just a sleeve so you could insert any Beatles […]

There are times we post something and we hear from a number of people things like “What does this have to do with Rock and Roll?” We do it because sometimes it’s about the influences that a person or a record has had on Rock musicians. Here’s an example for today. Jaco Pastorius would have […]

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