August 30, 2017

Tonight in 1972

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Stevie Wonder

Roberta Flack

Melanie Safka 

Sha Na Na

all performed in the  

'One To One'

charity fund raising concert

in New York City's Madison Square Garden

John Lennon later commented

"That Madison Square Gardens gig

was th...

August 30, 2017

The 3-day Texas International Pop Festival

took place Labor Day Weekend in 1969

The event was located in an open field

just south and west of Lewisville's newly opened 

Dallas International Motor Speedway

located on the east side of Interstate Highway 35E

across from the R...

August 29, 2017

Although they made an unannounced live appearance

January of 1969 on the rooftop of the Apple building

The Beatles' final live concert

took place at San Francisco's Candlestick Park

The Beatles arrive at San Francisco International Airport

August 29th of 1966

"Before one...

August 27, 2017

Before the last song of the last show

of a two-night stand at Alpine Valley Music Theatre

on August 25th & 26th in 1990

guitar legend Eric Clapton stepped up to the microphone...

"I'd like to bring out to join me, in truth 

the best guitar players in the entire world:

Budd...

August 23, 2017

Comedian Steve Martin

was awarded a Gold record for his novelty song "King Tut"

today in 1978

King Tut reached # 17 on the Billboard chart

and sold over a million copies

King Tut was performed by Steve Martin

and the Toot Uncommons

actually members of the Nitty Gri...

August 20, 2017

Norwegian Wood

was a landmark recording for The Beatles

The first Western pop song to feature the sitar

A plucked stringed instrument used mainly

in Hindustani music and Indian classical music

John Lennon had the idea for the song

while on a skiing holiday with his w...

August 20, 2017

The Beatles 1964 World Tour

was The Beatles first world tour

launched after their 1964 UK tour

The Beatles Wet Reception In Sydney 

The reception was enthusiastic

with a spectator describing it as hysterical 

It was followed by their second 1964 US tour

The Beatles...

August 20, 2017

The Rolling Stones

appeared in front of 200,000 fans

with Todd Rundgren

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hot Tuna

and 10cc 

at England's Annual Knebworth Festival

On August 21st of 1976

Linda & Paul McCartney and David Gilmour

were in attendance

Video - The Rolling Stones

Honky Tonk Women

August 19, 2017

The Commodores

started a five-week run

at Number 1 with 'Three Times A Lady'

Lionel Richie wrote the song

about his love for his wife, mother,

and grandmother

hence 'Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady'

Commodores - Three Times A Lady

August 19, 2017

David Bowie

played the first of two nights

on August 19th of 1972

at The Rainbow Theatre

originally known as the Astoria Theatre

in Finsbury Park, London

The first of his 182 concert 1972 tour

named 'Ziggy Stardust' 

Set List 

Ode to Joy

Ziggy Stardust

Hang On to Yourself

L...

August 19, 2017

Dick Cavett’s Epic Woodstock Festival

Followed The Soon To Be Historic & Legendary

Woodstock Music & Art Fair

"The idea that one man could be both playful and serious

was never deemed to be quite natural on American television

Dick Cavett was regarded as something of a fre...

August 19, 2017

NBC debuted their late-night musical variety

Rock and Roll TV show 'Midnight Special'

On Friday - August 19th of 1972

with Wolfman Jack announcing

The 90-minute program

followed the Friday night edition

of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

War was featured

performin...

August 18, 2017

Music continued to play at Woodstock

throughout the night into the wee hours of the morning

Crosby Stills and Nash took the stage

This was only their second concert together as a band 

They played a one hour set from 3:00 am to 4:00 am

After three days of peace, l...

August 18, 2017

Woodstock's scheduled day 3 of August 17th

was coming to a close...

The bands were running behind schedule

which meant there would be music on stage and in the air

into the wee hours of the morning and a brand new day...

Forty-eight years ago just about now

Alvin Lee and his...

August 17, 2017

Eric Clapton started a four-week run

at Number 1 on the US album chart today in 1974

with ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’

The house featured on the album cover

is 461 Ocean Boulevard in the town of Golden Beach in Florida

near Miami where Clapton lived while making the album

Tracks

S...

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