The Rolling Stones “Paint It, Black” peaks to No.1 in 1966

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards with an important contribution from Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones “Paint It, Black”, was one of the first the Stones developed during their experimental phase

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The Official 1967 Jim Morrison Biography By Elektra Records

In 1966, after being signed by Elektra, The Doors were asked to write their biographies so it could be used for promotional purposes. Read Jim Morrison’s one, where among many curiosities he states that his family is dead, which was not true.

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Dusty Springfield scores her first and only No.1 in the UK in 1966 with “You Don’t Have To say You Love Me”

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” remains Dusty Springfield only No.1 single in the UK. The song, which was a cover of an Italian original, peaked at the top of the UK charts on this day in 1966

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Alice In Chains founder and guitarist Jerry Cantrell turns 53 today

Jerry Cantrell founded Alice In Chains with the late Layne Staley in 1987. The band was one of the leaders in the Grunge Rock movement during the 1990’s, and despite Staley’s demise in 2002, Cantrell kept Alice In Chains alive and successful, we look back at his career

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Pearl Jam original members Jeff Ament and Dave Krusen celebrate their birthdays today

Jeff Ament and Dave Krusen are part of the original Pearl Jam line up. Ament has been an influential figure on Seattle’s Rock scene since the 1980’s and Krusen played all the drum tracks for Pearl Jam’s debut “Ten”. They both celebrate their birthdays today

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The Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo turns 53 today

During the early 1990’s, Stone Temple Pilots became one of the biggest Alternative Rock bands in the world, producing hits such as “Plush”, “Creep”, “Crackerman” or “Interstate Love Song”, founding member and bassist Robert DeLeo turns 53 today

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Jeff Buckley was born on this day in 1966

He rose to prominence with his version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in 1994 and was the son of the famous 1960’s Folk singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley was one of the most promising singer-songwriters of his generation, he passed away in 1997 at age 30, he was born 52 years ago today

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The Doors sign with Elektra Records in 1966

The Doors are now one of the biggest Rock bands of all time, they also have some of Rock’s most enduring music that includes classics such as “Light My Fire”, “People Are Strange” or “Riders On The Storm”, however they struggled to find a label that considered them worth of being signed to

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In 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience debut as a band in France, supporting the French Yé-Yé superstar Johnny Hallyday

On October 18, 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the Olympia in Paris as a support act for the French Yé-Yé superstar Johnny Hallyday and were recorded for the first time

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Revisiting The Beatles 1966 “Yellow Submarine”/”Eleanor Rigby” coupled single

Both “Yellow Submarine” and “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles have interesting backgrounds and are absolute classics. The two songs were put together on a double A side single in 1966 that peaked to No.1

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