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...

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...

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

since...

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...

July 27, 2016

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...

July 27, 2016

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

July 26, 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

Bob and...

July 25, 2016

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!!)

Personnel

The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine – background vocals

  • Bruce Johnston – backgro...

July 23, 2016

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...

July 23, 2016

On this day in 1979

Little Richard

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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