August 26, 2018

A 'launch party' was held to celebrate

the official opening of Electric Lady Studios

in New York City ~ New York on August 26th in 1970

Nicknamed 'Electric Ladyland'

Electric Lady Studios is a recording studio 

in Greenwich Village ~ New York City

built by Jimi H...

August 19, 2018

The Beatles kicked off a North American tour on August 19th in 1964

at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California to a crowd of 17,130

The Beatles played 12 songs

which made up their repertoire for the entire tour

1 ~ Twist and Shout

2 ~ You Can't Do That

3 ~ All My Lovi...

August 18, 2018

Only two days after Pete Best was fired

The Beatles performed their first official gig with new drummer Ringo Starr

The concert took place at Hulme Hall in Birkenhead

a ferry 'cross the Mersey away from Liverpool  on Aug. 18, 1962

Ringo Starr had been poached f...

August 16, 2018

Aretha Louise Franklin 

American singer and songwriter

Aretha began her career as a child

singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit

where her father C. L. Franklin was minister

In 1960 at the age of 18

Aretha embarked on a secular career

reco...

August 9, 2018

Jerome John Garcia

professionally known as Jerry Garcia 

was born on August 1st in 1942 

American singer-songwriter, guitarist,

and founding member of the Grateful Dead band

which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960's

Although he disavowed...

August 4, 2018

John Lennon began

recording what would be his final album

on August 4th in 1980

Double Fantasy

was released on November 17th in 1980 in both the UK and US

Side One

(Just Like) Starting Over ~ John Lennon

Kiss Kiss Kiss Yoko ~ Ono

Cleanup Time ~ Lennon

Give Me Something ~ Ono

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