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10th Dec 1999, Rick Danko died in his sleep at his home near Woodstock, New York. The Canadian guitarist and singer joined The Hawks in 1963 who went on to work as Bob Dylan's backing band, (with Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson). Renamed The Band who released their 1968 debut Music from Big […]

Happy birthday Daryl Hall – we love Live From Daryl’s House. Here we bring you 10 great performances from Daryl Hall and special guests. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/live-from-daryls-house/ If you’ve never seen Live from Daryl’s House then you’re missing out! The show started in 2007 and features Daryl Hall performing with his band and various guest artists at […]

He attempted to make sense of Sparks’ first band, had a very public bust-up with John Lennon, and found life surprisingly easy with Grand Funk Railroad. Interview: Todd Rundgren on John Lennon, Ringo Starr, New York Dolls and more Link to original article here

13th August 2009, Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations […]

2nd July 1956, Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’ at RCA Studios, New York. Take 31 being the version they released. This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for […]


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