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…and then they were done…..52 years ago today. On Aug. 29, 1966, The Beatles played their last live gig for a paying audience, winding up their last world tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The show, which ends with a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," is filmed by Beatles press officer Tony […]

It was 13 years ago today that we lost one of the true pioneers in electronic music. Robert Moog passed away on Aug. 21, 2005. Robert was the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer. We could list scores of artists who have used his synths, but the name most easily recognized is the late Keith Emerson, […]

Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll and he has influenced countless other singers. In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time". In 2009, Plant was voted […]

If he were still with us, Phil Lynott would have turned 69 years old today. Phil was a founding member of, the bassist, vocalist and a songwriter for Thin Lizzy. When listening to the music he made we find it interesting that his early influences in music were Motown and The Mamas && The Papas. […]

The Go Go’s Belinda Carlisle has 60 candles on her birthday cake today. Belinda started her music journey in a band called “Germs” where she played drums. Then she teamed up with a couple of other young ladies and The Go Go’s were born. Belinda has also had a number of solo hits. We understand […]

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. […]

48 years ago today, it was easy to tell the 5th Beatle. It was an old white VW Bug, first registered on April 10th 1968, with the number plate LMW 28IF. It was the Volkswagen Beetle that was parked on the street when The Beatles were photographed for the cover of their “Abbey Road” album. […]

The Beatles LP “Revolver” which was released 52 years ago today in the UK, included the song “Eleanor Rigby”. The song was written by Paul McCartney and many people have often wondered who she was, or why that name for the song. Paul at first said it was a name that came to him and […]

THE BAND’s Garth Hudson is celebrating his 81st birthday today. You all are familiar with Garth’s work, so we thought we’d mention this…. Garth was classically trained in piano, music theory, harmony and counterpoint, and first played professionally with dance bands in 1949 at the age of twelve and wrote his first song at the […]

Captain Trips would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today. Of course we are talking about the one and only Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. We could write so much about him. But it is best just said in 4 words. “He was Jerry Garcia”. We find it hard to believe that we lost […]


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