March 24, 2018

The Yardbirds released 'For Your Love' on March 25th of 1965

For Your Love was their first top ten hit in both the UK and the US

The Yardbirds recorded "For Your Love" at the IBC Studios in London

on February 1st of 1965

The song was a departure from the group's...

March 24, 2018

Johnny Cash

recorded one of his biggest Pop hits 'Ring Of Fire' on March 25th of 1963 

Ring Of Fire

climbed to #17 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Country Chart

Ring Of Fire was written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore

and Merle Kilgore

Ring Of Fire...

March 21, 2018

Bob Dylan released his fifth studio album

Bringing It All Back Home

this week in 1965

Bringing It All Back Home

was the first of Dylan's albums to break into the US top 1

Bringing It All Back Home also topped the UK charts later that Spring

The lead-off track Subterranean...

March 21, 2018

The Cleveland Arena

was the site of what became recognized

as the world's first major Rock 'n' Roll concert

March 21st of 1952

The concert featured 

Tiny Grimes

Paul Williams and the Hucklebuckers

The Rocking Highlanders 

The Dominoes

Varetta Dillard

Danny Cobb

Over 10,000 pe...

March 18, 2018

The UK music magazine New Musical Express 

announced on March 18th of 1967

Steve Winwood was planning to form a new group

with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason

The ensemble choose the name Traffic

The band began as a psychedelic rock group

and diversified t...

March 18, 2018

Neil Young's solo Heart Of Gold

hit number one in the USA on March 18th of 1972

James Taylor 

Linda Ronstadt

provided backup vocals

Heart of Gold was recorded during the initial sessions for Harvest

during February 6th thru 8th of 1971

at Quadrafonic Sound Studios in...

March 18, 2018

The Bee Gees 

had the Top 3 on the US singles charts this week in 1978

Night Fever at Number 1 

(Love is) Thicker Than Water

by brother Andy at Number 2

co-written by Barry Gibb

Emotion

by Samantha Song written and produced by The Bee Gees at Number 3

Night Fever Se...

March 17, 2018

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

American musician ~ singer

songwriter ~ producer ~ composer

born on March 16, 1954

Nancy Wilson has been lauded for her guitar playing

noted for its blending elements

of flamenco and classical guitar styles with hard rock

Gibson ranked Wilson the eigh...

March 14, 2018

The Rolling Stones started daily sessions

this week in 1968 at Olympic Studios in London

to start recording their next album Beggars Banquet

The Rolling Stones seventh British and ninth American studio album 

Beggars Banquet was released in December 1968 by Decca Record...

March 13, 2018

The Allman Brothers Band

started out as the opening band for Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop

for 3 nights on March 11th...12th...and 13th in 1971

at the Fillmore East in New York City

By the third night of March 13th

the Allman Brothers Band closed the show

Their...

March 11, 2018

The Levi Strauss Company

began selling bell-bottom blue jeans

in the United States this week in 1966

Don't you wish you could still fit into yours?

Bell Bottoms inspired Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock

to write the song Bell Bottom Blues

and perform it with the...

March 10, 2018

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel 

recorded The Sounds Of Silence on March 10th in 1964

as an acoustic duo

It wasn't until record company producers

added electric guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums

without the knowledge of Paul and Art

that The Sounds Of Silence would become a h...

March 10, 2018

Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon 

was released in America on March 10th of 1973

Dark Side Of The Moon  

spent over 741 weeks on the Billboard chart

On June 4th in 1998

the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

certified the Dark Side Of The Moon album 15...

March 9, 2018

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman

American jazz saxophonist ~ violinist

trumpeter ~ composer

Know professionally as Ornette Coleman

he was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960's

Coleman continued to push himself

into unusual playing situation...

March 8, 2018

David Bowie made his TV debut on March 8th of 1965

with The Manish Boys on a UK program

called 'Gadzooks! It's All Happening'

when they performed their current single 'I Pity The Fool'

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