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July 31, 2016
edited by Bobby Corcione
Following two days of rehearsals and rough takes
of a new Paul McCartney song
The Beatles finally began recording Hey Jude properly
The session took place on July 31st in 1968
from 2pm thru 4am at Trident Studios
at 17 St Anne's Court, London
Unlike Abbey Road that used fo...
Nine-Time Grammy Award Winning performer
Warner Music Nashville recording artist Sheryl Crow
Recorded her critically acclaimed new album “Feels Like Home”
at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville - Tennessee
Tune in to sheryl Crow's "The Live Room Sessions"
Currently aired on th...
July 30, 2016
On this day in 1845
France's army gives legitimacy
to Belgian Adolphe Sax's latest invention the ‘saxophone’
by including it in their marching band.
A representation OF Adolphe Sax's
soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones
are on display in the National Music Mu...
July 28, 2016
On July 28th of 1968
The Beatles hold their "Mad Day Out"
all-day group photography session across London
which produces most of their well-known latter-day photographs
including the cover of Life
and the inside gatefold of their Beatles 1967-1970 album
In the summer of...
Michael Bernard "Mike" Bloomfield
was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 28, 1943
Mike Bloomfield was an American guitarist and composer
who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s
to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess
July 27, 2016
The 'Summer Jam at Watkins Glen' was a 1973 rock festival
which once received the Guinness Book of World Records entry
for "Largest audience at a pop festival"
An estimated 600,000 rock fans outdrawing Woodstock
came to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway
outside of Wa...
On this day in 1922
Record producer Bob Thiele is born in New York City
Thiele co-wrote Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World"
under the pseudonym George Douglas
Bob Thiele hosted a jazz radio show when he was 14
He also played clarinet and led a band in the New York a...
Today in 1961, The Tokens are in the studio
recording "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
also known as "Wimoweh", "Wimba Way" or "Awimbawe"
is a song written and recorded
originally by Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds
for the South African Gallo Record...
July 26, 2016
Happy Birthday wishes to Mick Jagger
Mick turned 73 years old today
Mick has been rocking as frontman for The Rolling Stones since 1962
The Rolling Stones embarked on a Latin American tour in February 2016
The year is 1987…
The the Cold War was winding down
The iconic red telephone has been on Gorbachev's desk for two years
America isn't quite the enemy it used to be
New freedoms mean that American rock music is suddenly not just cool
but almost accepted by the old timers in...
July 25, 2016
Bob Dylan appeared At the Newport Folk Festival in July of 1965
On Saturday July 24, 1965
Dylan performed three acoustic numbers
"All I Really Want to Do"
"If You Gotta Go, Go Now"
"Love Minus Zero/No Limit"
On the night of Sunday July 25th
Dylan returns to the stage
On July 25th of 1956 at 11:10pm
The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collides in a heavy fog
with the Swedish American Line's icebreaker Stockholm
in the Atlantic 45 miles south of Nantucket Island
The event kills 52 instantly and causes the Andrea Doria
to sink by mor...
July 23, 2016
"California Girls" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
for the American rock band the Beach Boys
The song is featured on their 1965 album
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
The Beach Boys
Al Jardine – background vocals
Bruce Johnston – backgro...
On this evening in 1989
Ringo Starr begins his first tour
since The Beatles stopped touring in 1966
introducing his "All-Starr Band" of Seventies icons
at Park Central Amphitheater, Dallas, TX, USA
Before the tour...Ringo was quoted saying
''I was real nervous before I went...
On this day in 1979
who has been preaching of his salvation throughout the United States
makes his famous statement
"If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody"
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