December 31, 2017

The Beach Boys'

First Paid Concert 

Barely two months after recording their first single,

the Beach Boys got paid to appear in front of a live audience

for the first time on Dec. 31, 1961.

Janis Joplin Sang in Her First Public Engagement

Proving that great things really...

December 31, 2017

Wild Sound Studios

Wishes You A Happy & Rockin' 2018 New Year!

December 31, 2017

David Bowie performed ‘Space Oddity’

on the Kenny Everett New Year’s Eve show in 1979

Directed by long-time collaborator David Mallet

The same set and many of the concepts were repeated 

in the iconic video for ‘Ashes To Ashes‘

This new version of the ‘Space Oddity’

produc...

December 30, 2017

A special 1969 New Year's Eve concert

at the Fillmore East in New York City

featured Jimi Hendrix

introducing his new side men

bassist Billy Cox

and former Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles

The concert was recorded for the live album "Band of Gypsys"

which reached #5 i...

December 30, 2017

In the fall of 1969 the Rolling Stones were in a Los Angeles recording studio putting the final touches on their album 

It was a tumultuous time for the Stones. They had been struggling with the album for the better part of a year as they dealt with the person...

December 28, 2017

On December 28th of 1968

the first big east coast rock festival

The Miami Pop Festival

got under way at Gulfstream Park a horse racing track

in Hallandale, Florida, just north of Miami

Tickets sold for six and seven dollars

100,000 people turned out for the three day event

...

December 28, 2017

Stephen Carlton Wright

English-born musician and songwriter

professionally known as Little Stevie

Wright has been called Australia's first international pop star

During the years of 1964 thru 1969 Little Stevie was lead singer of Sydney-based rock and roll band the Easybe...

December 25, 2017

To everything (turn, turn, turn)

There is a season (turn, turn, turn)

And a time to every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to plant, a time to reap

A time to kill, a time to heal

A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything (turn, turn, turn)

Ther...

December 24, 2017

"The Christmas Song"

commonly subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"

or as it was originally subtitled "Merry Christmas to You"

was written in 1945

by Bob Wells 

and Mel Tormé

The first recording was made by The King Cole Trio

recorded at WMCA Radio Studios in...

December 23, 2017

James Taylor - Carly Simon

Linda Ronstadt - Joni Mitchell

were spotted crooning Christmas carols

in and around the streets of Los Angeles

December 24th of 1974

December 22, 2017

After it's release on December 25th of 1965
Lou Christie's biggest song "Lightning Strikes"

hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

the week of February 19th-25th in 1966

Lightnin' Strikes

was written by Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco

American singer-songwriter

known professionally...

December 22, 2017

Linda Ronstadt

Opened for Presidential Candidate Jerry Brown Tonight in 1979

The Eagles

Chicago

Jackson Browne & JD Souther

performed at a benefit show

on December 21st of 1979

for the presidential campaign

for California governor Jerry Brown

who also happened to be Ronstadt's...

December 20, 2017

Thirty-Seven year old Bobby Darin 

died on December 20th of 1973

during surgery to repair a heart valve

that had been implanted two years earlier

Bobby Darin

American singer-songwriter

multi-instrumentalist

and actor in film and television

performed jazz, pop, rock and...

December 18, 2017

Keith Richards

English musician, singer, songwriter,

and founding member The Rolling Stones

married American model and actress Patti Hansen

with Mick Jagger as the best man

during a ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

on December 18th of 1983

The couple have two daugh...

December 9, 2017

Chic started a seven week run at Number 1

on the US singles chart with 'Le Freak'

this weekend 1978

thanks to songwriters and producers

Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards

Nile Rodgers later stated that Le Freak was devised

during New Years Eve of 1977

'as a result of him and b...

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