January 29, 2018

Bob Dylan achieved his dream

of meeting his idol Woody Guthrie

on January 29th of 1961

Woody Guthrie was on weekend release from hospital

where he was being treated for Huntington's Chorea

Dylan told Guthrie ‘I was a Woody Guthrie jukebox’

Guthrie gave Dylan a card which...

January 24, 2018

The Beatles

signed a contract

on January 24th of 1962

to have Brian Epstein manage the group

Ringo Starr signed the contract under his real name

Richard Starkey

The fathers of George Harrison and Paul McCartney

also signed the contract

as the pair were under 21 and needed p...

January 21, 2018

Over 3,000 screaming fans met The Rolling Stones 

at Sydney Airport today in 1965

They arrived for a 16 date tour of Australia and New Zealand

The 1965 AUSTRALASIAN TOUR 

was a package tour with Roy Orbison

and The Newbeats

There were also different local support acts...

January 20, 2018

On this day in 1978 

The soundtrack album 'Saturday Night Fever'

started a 24 week run at #1 on the US album charts

Saturday Night Fever

went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide

making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time

Saturday Night Fever epitomize...

January 20, 2018

Having been in seclusion since his 1966 motorcycle accident 

Bob Dylan tries to build bridges with the folk community

he left behind by going “electric”

Bob Dylan and The Band

performed at a Carnegie Hall tribute to Woody Guthrie

on January 20th of 1968 sharing the bill...

January 20, 2018

Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks 

January 20, 1975 on Columbia Records

Blood on the Tracks is Bob Dylan's fifteenth studio album

Blood on the Tracks

marked Dylan's return to Columbia Records

after a two-album stint with Asylum Records

In December of 1974

shortly befor...

January 15, 2018

Harry Edward Nilsson III 

Professionally known as Nilsson

American singer-songwriter

Nilsson achieved the peak of his commercial success

in the early 1970s

Harry Nilsson's work is characterized by

~ pioneering vocal overdub experiments

~ returns to the Great American S...

January 14, 2018

English drummer Charles Robert Watts

professionally known as Charlie Watts

made his live debut with The Rolling Stones

The Flamingo Jazz Club in Soho, London ~ January 14th of 1963

while doubling as designer

of the band's record sleeves and tour stages

Charlie Wa...

January 14, 2018

Over 25,000 people attended 

The Human Be-In

A Gathering Of The Tribes

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park ~ January 14th of 1967

Timothy Leary in his first San Francisco appearance 

set the tone that afternoon with his famous phrase

"Turn on, tune in, drop out"

Richard Alpert...

January 13, 2018

On January 13th of 1973

Pete Townshend of The Who 

helped Eric Clapton

overcome some personal problems

by getting him involved in a show

he called The Rainbow Concert

The concert was held at The Rainbow Theatre

Finsbury Park ~ North London

Pete Townshend recruited

Steve...

January 7, 2018

David Bowie released Changes as a single in the UK

January 7th of 1972 ~ One day before his 25th birthday

Changes peaked at #49 on the UK chart

and later at #41 on the US chart

Changes was the last song Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live perfor...

January 6, 2018

Elvis Presley made his last appearance this weekend in 1957

on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show variety program

helped Elvis launch him nationwide

Elvis performed for over 20 minutes

Singing Don’t Be Cruel

Hound Dog ~ Love Me Tender

Heartbreak Hotel

Peace in the Valle...

January 5, 2018

On this day in 1973

Bruce Springsteen released his debut album

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. 

was recorded in a single week

Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos

during July thru September of 1972

at the budget-priced 914 Sound Studios 

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J...

January 5, 2018

The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever 

entered the US album charts on January 7th of 1978

where it hit number one and stayed there for six weeks

Saturday Night Fever soundtrack was certified 16 times Platinum for shipments of at least 16 million units 

Th...

January 5, 2018

Y.M.C.A. 

~ released on November 13, 1978

~ reached Number 2 on the US charts early in 1979

~ made it to Number 1 in the UK 

At it's peak

Y.M.C.A. was selling 150,000 copies a day

The YMCA group dance was invented to fit the song

which involves moving arms to form...

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