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1st Oct 1975, 39 year old Al Jackson, drummer for Booker T. And The MGs, was shot and killed by a burglar at his home. His wife was questioned about the killing because she was arrested in July for shooting her husband in the chest during a domestic dispute. He wasn't badly hurt and the […]

20th March 1991, Eric Clapton's four year old son, Conor, fell to his death from the 53rd story of a New York City apartment after a housekeeper who was cleaning the room left a window open. The boy was in the custody of his mother, Italian actress, Lori Del Santo and the pair were visiting […]

Happy New Year! Work on our next The Day I Was There book is already underway, and it's about Prince. If you saw the Purple One in concert, we'd love to hear your memories at iwasatthatgig@gmail.com. We're interested in how you discovered his music, where and when you saw him, how old you were, who […]

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1992 was a pretty good year as far as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees were concerned. On Nov. 4, 1991, they announced the 7th annual inductees. They included Jimi Hendrix ( The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, The Yardbirds, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Cash, Bobby "Blue" […]

Yep, here we go again with another of those 50 year old things… On Nov. 1, 1968, The Beatles' new record label "Apple" released their 1st album. The album was "Wonderwall Music" by George Harrison. It was the soundtrack album to the film Wonderwall, and the debut solo release by George, and the first solo […]

1967 was a great year for music. But did you know that only 5 artists / bands had #1 albums that year. One band was on top for a total of 30 weeks. Another, 15 weeks. Only one artist, Herb Alpert was only on top for one week and another, Bobbie Gentry, 2 weeks. The […]

This is one of our favorite stories to do each year. By Sept. of 1965, the members of The Who decided that they need some type of security for their equipment van. They decided to get a guard dog. So, on Sept. 4, they went to England's Battersea Dog's Home to find a big scary […]

On Aug. 17, 1969, THE BAND played at Woodstock. One year later on the same date, they released their third LP “Stage Fright”. Engineered by an up-and-coming Todd Rundgren, and produced by the group themselves for the first time, the album was recorded at the Woodstock Playhouse in their home base of Woodstock, New York. […]

It was almost a year after Woodstock that The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held on August 7–9, 1970 in Leoni Township, Michigan. The Goose Lake promoters set out to create a better planned event with better facilities for rock fans than Woodstock. Goose Lake Park was built on 390 acres of land, with […]


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