May 31, 2018

Sam Cooke recorded You Send Me 

at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles

on June 1st of 1957

Released on Keen Records

You Send Me rose to the top of the US chart the following December

and became the first of Cooke's 29 Billboard Top 40 hits

In The Recording Stud...

May 27, 2018

The four day US Festival '83'

took place in California this weekend in 1983

US Festival ’83 was held at the Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore, California

a huge natural amphitheater seated in 500 acres of rolling hills

about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, near San Bernar...

May 27, 2018

The Eagles reunited at a Burbank, California concert

ending a fourteen year break-up on May 27th of 1994

At the beginning of the concert, Glenn Frey joked to the audience

"For the record, we never broke up; we just took a 14-year vacation"

The concert sparked the release o...

May 26, 2018

Stephanie Lynn Nicks 

American singer-songwriter professionally known as Stevie Nicks

was born May 26, 1948

Stevie Nicks is best known for her work

as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac

and for her chart-topping solo career

Stevie is known for her distinctive voic...

May 25, 2018

That'll Be the Day 

by Buddy Holly And The Crickets

was released on May 27th of 1957

That'll Be the Day reached Number 1 in the UK and Number 3 in the US

Buddy Holly & The Crickets in 1957 from top to bottom

~ drummer Jerry Allison

~ lead guitarist and vocalist Buddy Holly

...

May 17, 2018

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks

was born on May 17, 1942 in Harlem ~ New York

and grew up in Springfield ~ Massachusetts 

Professionally known by the stage name of Taj Mahal

American blues musician

Self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer

who plays guitar, piano, b...

May 13, 2018

Led Zeppelin became one of the first major British rock groups

to appear in Hawaii on May 13th of 1969 at The Civic Auditorium in Honolulu

The showmanship exceeded any previous rock performance....

Songs performed included...

Train Kept a Rollin'...I Can't Quit You Baby......

May 13, 2018

Badfinger was in the studio on this day in 1970

recording No Matter What

No Matter What

is also noted for its false ending

after the final chorus

where after a short pause

the song repeats the last line twice before its final ending chord

No Matter What was a favorite of B...

May 12, 2018

Woodstock:

Music from the Original Soundtrack and More

was released on Atlantic Records' Cotillion label as a triple album

on May 11, 1970

A live album of selected performances

from the 1969 Woodstock counterculture festival

Friday ~ August 15th to Saturday...

May 11, 2018

Buddy Holly And The Crickets

auditioned for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts program

on May 11th of 1957

but are rejected

Ed Sullivan liked Buddy Holly's band the same month

and featured them on his show

May 8, 2018

The Rolling Stones were refused lunch on May 11th of 1964

at The Grand Hotel in Bristol ~ South West England

because they were not wearing jackets and ties

The Daily Mirror 

described The Rolling Stones as "The ugliest group in Britain" 

May 8, 2018

The Steve Miller Band's Take The Money And Run 

was released this week in 1976

Take The Money And Run climbed to #11 in the US

Take The Money And Run 

continues to rock during the 2018 Steve Miller Band Tour 

The 2018 Steve Miller Band Members

Steve Miller ~ guitars & l...

May 8, 2018

Keyboardist and singer Billy Preston

became the first Rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall

on May 8th of 1972

Others soon followed including David Bowie and Mountain

Television Performance On "Beat-Club | 1972 Radio Bremen TV

 David Bowie ~ R...

May 6, 2018

The Eagles went to Number 1 on the US singles chart

this week in 1977 with Hotel California

The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award

for Record of the Year with Hotel California 

at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978

Writing credits for Hotel California

are share...

May 6, 2018

The soundtrack to West Side Story

went to Number 1 on the US album chart

on May 5th in 1962

West Side Story

went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the Number 1 position In 1962

West Side Story

won a Grammy award for "Best Sound Track Album – Original Cast"

In the United...

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