April 29, 2018

Jet Airliner was released by The Steve Miller Band on April 30th in 1977

Jet Airliner became The Steve Miller Band's fourth US Top Ten hit

Jet Airliner was recorded in May of 1975

at CBS Studios in San Francisco California 

and appeared on the band's Book of Dre...

April 28, 2018

Blondie brought a touch of New Wave music to the Hot 100

when Heart Of Glass reached #1 on April 28th of 1979

Heart Of Glass was written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein

and featured on the band's third studio album Parallel Lines in 1978

Al...

April 28, 2018

American musician Chuck Leavell

was born On April 27th of 1952

He was a member of the The Allman Brothers Band 

during the height of their 1970's popularity

subsequently became a founding member of the jazz rock ensemble Sea Level

Chuck served as the princi...

April 27, 2018

The Broadway musical Hair

opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City

today in 1968

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical was a rock musical 

with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado 

and music by Galt MacDermot

A product of th...

April 27, 2018

At 15 years...1 month...and 13 days old... 

Margaret Annemarie Battavio aka Little Peggy March

became the youngest female singer to have a #1  record in the US

when "I Will Follow Him" reached the top of the Billboard chart

on April 27th of 1963

Peggy's producers stuck the...

April 27, 2018

Joe Cocker made his U.S. television debut 

on The Ed Sullivan Show this weekend in 1969 

Together with the Grease Band

Joe performed a cover of Dave Mason's Feelin' Alright

The song ended up a two-time charting hit for him in 1969 and again in 1972

in 1969 and aga...

April 27, 2018

A free afternoon event was held

on April 27th of 1974

in the parking lot of the University of Connecticut 

Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs

The four acts that appeared were

Aerosmith

Bruce Springsteen

Fairport Convention & Fat Back

The four bands went on to play another gig that ev...

April 25, 2018

Elvis Presley 

made the last recordings of his life

during a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Centre

on April 25th of 1977

Three songs from the show

appeared on the posthumously released Presley album 'Moody Blue'

Moody Blue is the twenty fourth and final studio alb...

April 22, 2018

Peter Kenneth Frampton

British-American rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist

was born on April 22nd of 1950

Professionally known as Peter Frampton

He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd

Frampton's international...

April 21, 2018

Janis Joplin made her first London appearance

at The Royal Albert Hall, London

on April 21st in 1969

Singing soul and rhythm and blues covers

as well as her own song Work Me, Lord

Janis dispelled English reserve

rousing the crowd to their feet for the entirety of her...

April 18, 2018

Blondie scored their second Billboard number one hit

with Call Me during this week in 1980

and was also a number one in the UK and Canada

Call Me was released in the United States in February 1980

It peaked at Number 1 and remained there for six consecutive weeks

Call...

April 17, 2018

Desperado is the second studio album by the American band the Eagles 

It was recorded at Island Studios in London, England

and released on April 17th in 1973 

The songs on Desperado are based on the themes of the Old West

The band members are featured on the album's...

April 17, 2018

While touring in the UK

21-year-old US singer Eddie Cochran was killed

when the taxi he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost

on Rowden Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire

April 17th 0f 1960

Songwriter Sharon Sheeley

and singer Gene Vincent

survived the crash

Gene Vincent and...

April 15, 2018

Bob Dylan's former backing group

simply known as The Band

made their first stand alone appearance at the Fillmore West in San Francisco

this week on April 17th of 1969

When The Band played their first live show as an independent band

at San Francisco’s Winterlan...

April 15, 2018

It's that time of year again and 2018 brought us an extra day

to file ourIncome Tax & Returns...

We sort through all of our receipts and forms

and pay more than our fair share to Uncle Sam...

As we tried to figure out just how much we owe,

one song in particular has been...

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