October 13, 2018

Robert Lamm

American keyboardist, singer and songwriter with Chicago

was born on this day in 1944

The band he co-founded was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois

as The Chicago Transit Authority

before shortening the name to Chicago in 1970

Robert Lamm wrote many of the ba...

August 26, 2018

A 'launch party' was held to celebrate

the official opening of Electric Lady Studios

in New York City ~ New York on August 26th in 1970

Nicknamed 'Electric Ladyland'

Electric Lady Studios is a recording studio 

in Greenwich Village ~ New York City

built by Jimi H...

August 19, 2018

The Beatles kicked off a North American tour on August 19th in 1964

at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California to a crowd of 17,130

The Beatles played 12 songs

which made up their repertoire for the entire tour

1 ~ Twist and Shout

2 ~ You Can't Do That

3 ~ All My Lovi...

August 18, 2018

Only two days after Pete Best was fired

The Beatles performed their first official gig with new drummer Ringo Starr

The concert took place at Hulme Hall in Birkenhead

a ferry 'cross the Mersey away from Liverpool  on Aug. 18, 1962

Ringo Starr had been poached f...

August 16, 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin 

American singer and songwriter

Aretha began her career as a child

singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit

where her father C. L. Franklin was minister

In 1960 at the age of 18

Aretha embarked on a secular career

reco...

August 9, 2018

Jerome John Garcia

professionally known as Jerry Garcia 

was born on August 1st in 1942 

American singer-songwriter, guitarist,

and founding member of the Grateful Dead band

which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960's

Although he disavowed...

August 4, 2018

John Lennon began

recording what would be his final album

on August 4th in 1980

Double Fantasy

was released on November 17th in 1980 in both the UK and US

Side One

(Just Like) Starting Over ~ John Lennon

Kiss Kiss Kiss Yoko ~ Ono

Cleanup Time ~ Lennon

Give Me Something ~ Ono

...

July 28, 2018

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen 

was a rock festival that took place on July 28th in 1973

The historic music event

received the Guinness Book of World Records

entry for 'Largest audience at a pop festival' 

An estimated 600,000 rock fans

came to the Watkins Glen Grand P...

July 26, 2018

Darlene Wright 

professionally known by her stage name as Darlene Love

was born on July 26, 1941

American popular music singer and actress

Darlene gained prominence in the 1960's

for the Number 1 American single in 1962 "He's a Rebel"

Darlene was one of the artists

wh...

July 26, 2018

Sir Michael Philip Jagger 

known professionally as Mick Jagger

was born on July 26th in 1943

English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor

with a career spanning over five decades

gained fame as the lead singer

and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones

...

July 15, 2018

Excitable Boy is the third studio album by Warren Zevon

Many of Warren's friends joined in on the production

~ Excitable Boy was released on January 18, 1978 by Asylum Records

~ Excitable Boy includes the single Werewolves of London 

which reached Number 21...

July 15, 2018

Trouble in Paradise 

is the seventh album by American composer Randy Newman

with an incredible talent lineup of musicians and singers

Trouble in Paradise spawned local anthem 'I Love L.A.'

and minor hit 'The Blues' a duet with Paul Simon

Trouble in Parad...

July 15, 2018

Linda Maria Ronstadt 

born July 15, 1946

American retired popular music singer

known for singing in a wide range of genres

including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin

Linda Ronstadt established her professional career

in the mid-1960s at the forefront of Ca...

July 12, 2018

Christine Anne Perfect 

was born 12 July 12th of 1943

known professionally as Christine McVie 

following her marriage to John McVie

Christine is an English singer, songwriter, and keyboardist

best known as one of the three lead vocalists 

and the keyboardist of Fle...

June 27, 2018

Elvis Presley began work today in 1968

on an upcoming NBC TV show that was billed as his 68 Comeback Special

The show featured the king performing on a small square stage 

surrounded by a mostly female audience

Elvis was outfitted in black leather and performed many of hi...

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