February 29, 2016

Tom "T-Bone" Wolk was born on December 24, 1951 and died February 28, 2010…He was an American musician and bassist for the music duo, Hall & Oates…

Just about seven months younger than myself, Wolk was born in my home town of Yonkers, NewYork and was a state accordion c...

February 26, 2016

Today in 1965...

 

Guitarist Jimmy Page released a solo single called 'She Just Satisfies' in the UK...,

Page played all the instruments on it except for the drums...and produced the track...as well as singing lead vocals...

 

The recordings took place toward the end o...

February 24, 2016

One of The Beatles’ more iconic works, “Blackbird” was written shortly following the band’s extended stay in Rishikesh, India; Paul McCartney constructed the song on his farm in Scotland using a slew of influences ranging from Bach’s Bourrée in E Minor to inspiration d...

February 21, 2016

 

Today in 1958…

The very first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped from their factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan…!

 

Back in 1957…Gibson’s then.President and chief designer Ted McCarty…undoubtedly had an eye on the 1950’s tailfins of cars by Cadillac and Chrysler when he...

February 21, 2016

 

Tonight in 1964…

A young pianist named “Billy Joel” joins his first rock band…a New York outfit called “The Echoes” which specializes in covering the new "British Invasion" bands…

 

The Echoes began recording in 1965…Billy was originally hired by Snuff Garrett as a piani...

February 14, 2016

“CBGB” was founded in December 1973 on the site of Kristal's earlier bar “Hilly's” on the Bowery that he ran from 1969 to 1972…Its full name…CBGB & OMFUG…stands for "Country, Bluegrass, Blues” and “Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers"…

 

Although a gormandizer is usua...

February 12, 2016

On the evening of February 12th in 1924…

 

George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" gets its first public performance conducted by jazz legend Paul Whiteman at New York City's Aeolian Hall…

Gershwin himself plays piano…and luminaries in the audience include John Philip Sousa...

February 11, 2016

Tonight in 1970…

'Fleetwood Mac'…'The Allman Brothers Band'…and 'Grateful Dead'

all appeared at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York City…

 

Fillmore East was rock promoter Bill Graham’ss rock venue on Second Avenue near East 6th Street in the (at the time) Lower East S...

February 10, 2016

Today in 1967…The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of 'A Day in the Life'…At the Beatles' request…the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items…One violinist wore a red clown's nose…while another…a fake gori...

February 10, 2016

Life is a memoir by the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards written with the assistance of journalist James Fox…It was published in October 2010 in hardback…audio…and e-book formats…the book chronicles Richards' love of music… charting influences from his mother an...

February 9, 2016

Seventy-three million people were reported to have watched the first show…It is still supposed to be one of the largest viewing audiences ever in the States…

 

“It was very important…We came out of nowhere with funny hair looking like marionettes or something…That was ve...

February 7, 2016

On February 7th of 1964…

 

Shortly after 1:00pm EST…Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight number 101 lands at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport…Over 3,000 screaming fans…many in tears…are waiting to greet the Beatles as they arrive for their first American tou...

February 5, 2016

The 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and will be aired on CBS 8/7c…!

 

February 4, 2016

Tonight in 1966…

The Who play their first show as headliners at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, England...

 

The founding members of the Who are Roger Daltrey…Pete Townshend…and John Entwistle…They grew up in Acton, London and went to Acton County Grammar School…Keith Moon...

February 4, 2016

This week in 1977…

Fleetwood Mac released “Rumours”…

 

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac... Largely recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California in 1976...See picture...

 

It was produced by the band with Ken Caill...

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