September 30, 2017

Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Lymon

was born on September 30, 1942

American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer & songwriter 

Best known as the boy soprano lead singer

of the New York City-based early rock and roll group

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

'Why Do Fools Fall...

September 30, 2017

Bob Dylan appeared at New York City's Carnegie Hall

October 1st in 1965

Dylan introduced his new touring band

guitarist Robbie Robertson

organist Garth Hudson

bassist Rick Danko

pianist Richard Manual

drummer Levon Helm

Setlist ~ Solo Acoustic

She Belongs to Me

To Ramona

Gates...

September 27, 2017

Carlos Santana had his first taste of success

when his debut LP entered Billboard's album chart

on September 27th of 1969

'Santana' is the debut studio album

by the Latin rock band Santana 

Over half of the album's length

is composed of instrumental music

recorded b...

September 26, 2017

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by The Beatles 

Released on September 28th of 1969 by Apple Records

The recording sessions for the album

were the last in which all four Beatles participated 

Let It Be was the final album

that the Beatles completed

before...

September 25, 2017

Barry McGuire was on top of the charts in the US 

with "Eve Of Destruction" on September 25th of 1965

McGuire was a former member of The New Christy Minstrels

Eve of Destruction was a protest song 

written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964

The controversial doom and...

September 19, 2017

Ellen Naomi Cohen aka Cass Elliot

and best known as Mama Cass

was born September 19, 1941 and died July 29, 1974

Cass Elliot was an American singer and actress

and member of the Mamas & the Papas

After the Mamas & the Papas broke up

Cass Elliot released five solo album...

September 19, 2017

Chubby Checker 

went to #1 on the US singles chart

with 'The Twist' on September 19th of 1960

"The Twist"

is an American pop song 

written and originally released in early 1959

by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 

as a B-side to "Teardrops on Your Letter"

and...

September 19, 2017

On September 19th In 1979

The New York Post ran a front-page headline reading

"The Beatles Are Back!"

The newspaper reported

The Fab Four would play a big benefit concert

for the Kampuchean boat people

at the United Nations in New York

The Beatles

reunion

of course

ne...

September 18, 2017

Linda Ronstadt’s "Living in the U.S.A."

was issued on September 18th in 1978

with advance orders of two million units

Living in the U.S.A.

was made a Double Platinum LP

before it even hit the stores

Living in the U.S.A.

was issued as a picture disc vinyl LP

in limited edit...

September 9, 2017

The Allman Brothers Band

started a five week run at the top of the US album chart

with their fourth studio album 'Brothers and Sisters'

On September 8th of 1973

Ramblin' Man

became the band's first and only hit single

It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100...

September 8, 2017

On September 9th of 1956

Elvis sang Don't Be Cruel

Love Me Tender

Hound Dog

Ready Teddy

on the Ed Sullivan Show in front of 54 million TV viewers

Ed Sullivan was never a fan of controversy

Ed Sullivan had already refused an offer

to hire Elvis for $5,000

Ed Sullivan professed...

September 7, 2017

After the departure of Buckingham and Nicks

Fleetwood Mac carried on with a new band

During the years 1993 to 1995

the band featured a rather unique lineup

Bekka Bramlett  vocals 

Mick Fleetwood  drums - John McVie  bass

Dave Mason  lead guitar & vocals

Billy...

September 6, 2017

On September 6th in 1968

Eric Clapton recorded the guitar solo

for the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Clapton was the first non-Beatle

to appear on one of their recordings

George Harrison later said

"Eric's presence had another effect on the band...

It made them a...

September 3, 2017

To coincide with the release of his second Sun single

 "Good Rockin' Tonight"

Record producer Sam Phillips had the idea to book

Elvis Presley with Bill Black and Scotty Moore

into The Grand Ole Opry to made their first appearance

on October 2nd of 1954

Elvis perf...

September 3, 2017

Steve Wozniak

co-founder of the Apple Computer Company

sponsored the three day 'US Festival' 

during the 1982 Labor Day Weekend

The event took place at Glen Helen Regional Park 

near Devore, San Bernardino, California

Over 400,000 people were in attendance

Stev...

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