The Beatles achieve another milestone in 1967 with the love anthem “All You Need Is Love” becoming their 12th UK No.1 single

The song was performed live on the first ever satellite TV production “Our World” representing the U.K in 1967

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Remembering Ian Stewart, the forgotten Rolling Stone on his birthday

He was an original Rolling Stone, but Ian Stewart’s name still remains much in the shadow despite co-founding the band and playing in most of the Rolling Stones albums released between 1964 and 1985

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The Life and Career Of Nico

From Berlin to Chelsea Hotel, model, actress, singer, Warhol Superstar, Rock Star lover were just some of the roles Nico lived during her short but intense life. She is best remembered as one of The Velvet Underground’s vocalists on their debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” but Nico’s stunning songs and solo career left an undeniable influence on modern music. We look back at her life and career 31 years after her untimely passing

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The day Led Zeppelin played their final concert together

On July 7, 1980, Berlin, Germany saw the final act of the gigantic 1970’s band. Led Zeppelin played for the very last time together just a few months before drummer John Bonham died

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In 1969 the Rolling Stones paid tribute to the fallen Brian Jones in a free concert at Hyde Park

With an estimated crowd between 250,000 and 500,000 fans, the Rolling Stones played a free concert at Hyde Park, London, to pay tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier. Look back at the film of the famous concert

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When The Doors played their memorable Hollywood Bowl concert on July 5, 1968

At the height of their popularity, The Doors played the prestigious Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968, a performance that is now regarded as historical. On the audience, a very special and famous guest wanted to learn how to play and control bigger venues and audiences. Learn more about it and read also more facts about this legendary concert

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July 3, 1969 – July 3, 1971: A dark circle on Rock history that begun with Brian Jones and ended with Jim Morrison

July 3 it’s one of the darkest days on the history of Rock music, during exactly two years several Rock stars died at age 27 between July 3, 1969 and July 3, 1971 beginning with the Rolling Stones’s Brian Jones and ending on The Doors’ Jim Morrison

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The legendary and influential Willie Dixon was born on this day in 1915

Willie Dixon has influenced and continues to influence generations of Blues and Rock artists. His songs have been covered extensively since the 1960’s by some of the most important artists and bands and he is one of the most important important links between the Blues and Rock

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In 1964 Peter and Gordon hit the top of the charts with their debut single, the Lennon-McCartney song “A World Without Love”

Written by Paul McCartney at age 16 and attributed to Lennon–McCartney, “A World Without Love” was first recorded by the British duo Peter and Gordon, released as their debut single on February 28, 1964

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On this day in 1967 The Beatles make TV history by appearing on the first ever satellite TV production “Our World”

On June 25, 1967, The Beatles performed live “All You Need Is Love” for an estimated audience of between 400 and 700 million people around the globe on what was the first ever satellite TV production

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies turns 75

With The Kinks, Ray Davies sung and played on some of the most memorable songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The band, “outsiders” on the British Invasion music scene, influenced important music movements such as Punk Rock and Britpop and remain relevant ever since their hit “You Really Got Me” played for the first time. Ray Davies turns 75 today

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Greg Munford, the voice of the Psychedelic Rock classic “Incense And Peppermints” turns 70 today

Greg Munford provided the lead vocals for Strawberry Alarm Clock only No.1, the 1967 Psychedelic Rock classic hit “Incense And Peppermints” but despite that, he never joined the band, Today he turns 70

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Aerosmith founding member and drummer Joey Kramer turns 69 today

Joey Kramer has been with Aerosmith since the band was formed. He has scored an impressive string of Rock hits over the years, making him one of the most influential Rock drummers in the scene. Today he turns 69

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The Paul McCartney Top 25 Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership with John Lennon while in The Beatles during the 1960’s, it’s the most famous in Pop and Rock music history. To celebrate Paul McCartney’s 77th birthday, we’ve put together the Top 25 Beatles songs featuring him on lead vocals

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The  Doors Studio Albums With Jim Morrison Rated And Reviewed 

Pop Expresso rated, reviewed and tell you some of the back story behind all the six Doors studio albums made with Jim Morrison between 1967 and 1971

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On this day in 1975 John Lennon’s last public performance and TV appearance was broadcast

In 1975, John Lennon goes up on stage and does his very last public performance as a musician, which also became the last time he made a TV appearance, in what is now seen as a diplomatic gesture towards a “new business partner”, at the “Salute To Sir Lew Grade” show

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In 1969 The Beatles reach the UK No,1 chart for the last time as a band with the controversial song “The Ballad Of John And Yoko”

“The Ballad Of John And Yoko” chronicles the events associated with Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono and it’s lyrical content caused some controversy in some countries, mainly the U.S and Spain

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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 legendary Howlin’ Wolf was born on this day in 1910

Howlin’ Wolf stands as one of the best Chicago Blues artists ever and several of his songs, including “Spoonful”, “Little Red Rooster” or “Back Door Man”, became both blues and rock staples

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The day Brian Jones was dismissed from the Rolling Stones

After several months of alienation and self-reclusion in his Cotchford Farm home, Brian Jones, founding member, and guitarist of the Rolling Stones was visited by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Charlie Watts to discuss the future of the band

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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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The Top 12 Rolling Stones songs with Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood joined the Rolling Stones in 1974, he was the third full-time guitarist in the band after founding member Brian Jones and Mick Taylor. We’ve put together the Top 12 Rolling Stones songs with Ronnie Wood today that he turns 72

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The Baroque Pop of David Bowie’s 1967 debut album

Hated by many, the David Bowie self-titled debut it’s essentially a baroque-pop album with hints of Psychedelic and Vaudeville Music Hall and a selection of songs that are notable for a 20-year-old composer

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The legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born on this day in 1948

John Bonham remains one of Rock’s most influential and unique drummers. He has a strong legacy that makes him an enduring and legendary figure of Rock N’ Roll history. He was born 71 years ago today

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The Beatles score their fourth U.S No.1 with “Love Me Do” in 1964

“Love Me Do” it’s one of The Beatles signature songs, it was recorded with three different drummers in 1962 and in 1964, within only five months it earned the band their fourth U.S No.1

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Top 10 Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs

Creedence Clearwater Revival was first formed in 1959 by lead singer and guitarist John Fogerty with his high school friends Stu, Doug and his brother Tom and during the late 1960’s became one of the biggest Rock bands in the world. John Fogerty turns 74, check 10 of their best songs

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Top 10 songs of the unique Stevie Nicks

Being as part of Fleetwood Mac or as a solo artist, Stevie Nicks, with her distinctive vocals, charisma, and charm, have been gracing the music world over the last 40 years. We celebrate the “gold dust woman’s” birthday with her Top 10 songs

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The charismatic Kansas violinist Robby Steinhardt turns 69 today

Robby Steinhardt is often referred to as the most charismatic member of Kansas, and though he has departed from the band several times, his role on developing the band’s original signature sound as well as his interaction with the audience is widely recognized. We look back briefly at his life and career

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Procol Harum’s classic “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” enters the UK singles charts for the first time in 1967

It’s one of the anthems for the 1967 Summer Of Love, the popular Bach-derived Psychedelic Rock “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, entered the charts for the first time on this day in 1967. Learn more about this music classic

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David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs”: A darker look into a future legend

Originally composed for a musical based on the George Orwell’s book “1984”, “Diamond Dogs”, was released on May 24, 1974, it remains one of David Bowie’s darkest and most influential albums. We revisit this absolute classic

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan anniversary with his Top 20 songs

Bob Dylan is one of the most important and respected musicians, songwriters and poets of all time, a “voice of a generation” with countless songs that influenced generations of bands and artists including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Today, he turns 78 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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12 Bob Dylan inspirational and thoughtful quotes

Bob Dylan, poet, and songwriter, was awarded the Literature Nobel Prize in 2016. The influential, iconic and legendary figure is a man of few words when in public, and we’ve compiled some of his best ones on these 12 quotes

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The Rolling Stones classic “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was first released on this day in 1968

Released on May 24, 1968, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was the Rolling Stones return to their Blues roots after their Psychedelic phase that culminated with the 1967 album “Their Satanic Majesties Request”

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Revisiting The Who’s timeless masterpiece “Tommy”, a perfect example of Rock music as an art form

The Opera-Rock tale of the deaf, dumb and blind boy, mostly composed by Pete Townshend, remains one of the perfect examples of Rock music as an art form. We revisit this influential masterpiece released on May 23, 1969

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Celebrate the legendary Pete Townshend birthday with 10 of the very best The Who songs

Pete Townshend remains one of Rock’s biggest legends and influential figures. The Who guitarist and the man behind the groundbreaking Rock-Opera “Tommy” turn 74 today. We look back at 10 of the very best The Who songs

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Have you ever been experienced? Revisiting the 1967 debut and seminal The Jimi Hendrix Experience album “Are You Experienced?”

A timeless and influential Rock album that hasn’t aged a second since it’s original release The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Are You Experienced?” came out on May 12, 1967, a golden year for music. We revisit Hendrix’s strong LP debut

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In 1967, BBC’s Top Of The Pops broadcast The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing “Purple Haze”

By May 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was already established in Europe as one of the biggest Rock acts. BBC broadcast their performance of “Purple Haze” at the Top Of The Pops on May 4, 1967

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The NME Poll Winners Awards of 1964 gathered together some of the greatest Rock bands and artists ever on one stage, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

One of the greatest Rock events of all time, the NME Poll Winners concert of 1964 took place on April 26, 1964, at the Empire Pool, Wembley and it featured an all-star lineup

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The Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook turns 74 today

Stu Cook rose to fame as the bass player for the legendary Californian band Creedence Clearwater Revival during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s with whom he had an impressive string of Rock hits, today, he turns 74

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The Doors release their first No.1 “Light My Fire”

Taken from their debut album “The Doors” where it runs for over seven minutes, “Light My Fire” was never considered for being a single, and it had to be edited in order to fit the airplay demand of the song. On July 1967, it became their first No.1

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On this day in 1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert takes place in a crowded Wembley Stadium, featuring an all star line up

In 1992, a few months after Freddie Mercury’s untimely death caused by AIDS, Queen and a group of legendary artists and musicians including David Bowie, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John, George Michael, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi and Robert Plant among many others, gathered to pay tribute to the Queen legend in order to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organisation

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The legendary and impressive Rock producer and engineer Eddie Kramer turns 77

Eddie Kramer has one of the most impressive careers in Rock music. Since the 1960’s his collaborations as producer and engineer with names such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS, The Rolling Stones and Blue Cheer among many others, have earned him a big place on Rock N’Roll history.

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The legendary Rock music producer Paul A. Rothchild was born on this day in 1935

Paul A. Rothchild was one of the most respected and requested producers in Rock music. He produced several legendary Rock acts during the 1960’s and 1970’s including The Doors, Janis Joplin, Love, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. We look back at the career of this legendary figure in Rock

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Revisiting The Rolling Stones 1964 debut album, that marked the beginning of their amazing journey

In 1964 the Rolling Stones began their amazing journey with their debut album “The Rolling Stones”. Essentially a Blues and Rock N’ Roll covers LP, the album also included some of the first compositions by the Stones and Jagger/Richards. We revisit this essential classic Rock album released on this day 55 years ago

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In 1971 the Rolling Stones officially begin a turning point in their career with the release of “Brown Sugar” on their own label

“Brown Sugar” was released in 1971, after a successful 1960’s decade where the Rolling Stones had established themselves as one of the most influential and biggest Rock bands in the planet

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We salute Angus Young on his 64th birthday with a Top 10 AC/DC songs

Angus Young is one of Rock’s biggest legends and has influenced and inspired generations of guitarists. He co.-founded AC/DC with his brother Malcolm Young in 1973, today he turns 64 and we celebrate his life and career with the Top 10 AC/DC songs

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Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 74th Birthday with his Top 10 Songs

To make a Top 10 list of Eric Clapton’s best songs it’s a hard task, and perhaps for some will never possible. To celebrate the Rock Legend Eric Clapton we picked 10 of some of his very best songs solo or with the several bands he had been in.

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 72 years old, to celebrate it, look back at 20 of his very best songs, from his 70’s classics, to the shift into 80’s modern pop beats and throughout his return during the 1990’s and 21st century to the classic formula that first made him famous

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Legendary producer Jimmy Miller was born on this day in 1942

Jimmy Miller was responsible for producing The Rolling Stones string of hit albums between 1968 and 1973, but aside from the work he did with the Stones, he also produced several landmark albums. He was born on this day in 1942

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Heart singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson turns 65 today

Together with her sister Ann, they became the first women to front a Hard Rock band. With Heart, Nancy Wilson scored several hits that are now regarded as Rock classics such as “Barracuda”, “Crazy on You”, “Alone”, “These Dreams” and “What About Love” among others. She turns 65 today

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The Rolling Stones scored their fourth U.S No.1 in 1967 with “Ruby Tuesday”

The song, coupled as double A-side single with the risque “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, remains one of the Stones biggest hits, read some interesting facts on who actually wrote it and who was Ruby Tuesday

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career on his 76th birthday

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Prog Rock version of Springsteen’s “Blinded By The Light” goes No.1 on this day in 1977

“Blinded By The Light” was originally written and released by Bruce Springsteen, but it was through Manfred Mann’s Earth Band that the song went No.1 in 1977

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Remembering Ray Manzarek, the legendary and influential founder and keyboardist of The Doors

Ray Manzarek was the working mastermind behind The Doors, he kept the legacy running during decades after lead singer Jim Morrison’s demise. We look back at his life and career on what would be his 80th Birthday

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The Beatles became early pioneers on promoting singles through music videos in 1967 when they premier on Top Of The Pops “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”

On February 9, 1967, The Beatles sent promotional films of their new single to be broadcast on Top Of The Pops instead of actually performing it on stage

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The Doors’ Solid Rock of “Morrison Hotel”

On February 9, 1970, The Doors redefine and reinvent themselves with a solid Rock album that was a drastic departure from their previous (and failed) attempt at making orchestral music. We look back at this timeless Rock classic that even inspired the name of a famous restaurant chain

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The Kinks’ founder and guitarist Dave Davies turns 72

Dave Davies founded The Kinks in 1963, the band went on to became one of the 1960’s most successful Rock acts with songs such as “You Really Got Me” and “All Day, All Night”. We look back at Dave Davies life and career on his 72nd birthday

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How did Jim Morrison got busted in Las Vegas and escaped a last minute “private” off-duty cop meeting

Jim Morrison was one of the most controversial Rock Stars of all time. During his short life that ended at 27, he was arrested 7 times, 5 of those happened during The Doors most successful years, including the one time in Las Vegas on this day in 1968

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On this day in 2016, two of the Jefferson Airplane original members, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away at the same age

In 2016, the music world lost several of it’s most influential and popular artists, it was a bizarre sequence of losses that started with David Bowie and culminated in George Michael, and on January 28th, in oddly enough, two of the founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away at the same age of 74

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On this day in 1988 The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Paul McCartney decided to not show up

When The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, there was still an ongoing feud among the members that most people weren’t aware of

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The Life And Career Of Janis “Pearl” Joplin On Her 76th Birthday

She paved the way for the modern female Rock Star, through her attitude, looks, and voice, her unique vocals and charisma have placed her on the Rock Stardom Pantheon, we look back at the force of nature that was Janis Joplin on the day that marks her 76th birthday

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15 Quotes By Janis Joplin 

Janis Joplin only lived for 27 years, but those years were as intense as it gets. She loved to sing, she loved to live and she loved to see people having fun. She also gave many society outcasts a voice not just through her singing but also her own personal words. We’ve assembled 15 quotes by one of Rock’s most ferocious voices ever

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The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger turns 73 today

Like every other member of The Doors, Robby Krieger had an important key role on developing the band’s unique sound. He wrote some of the band’s greatest hits such as “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Touch Me” and “Love Her Madly”, today he turns 73

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Jim Morrison: The Eternal Rock Poet

Together with The Doors he made some of the best and most timeless music in Rock, he lived fast, only 27 years, believing the “road to excess” would lead to the “palace of wisdom”. We look back at his influential life and career

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In 1969 Led Zeppelin’s”Whole Lotta Love” was released as the debut single of the band in the US

The opening track on the band’s second album, “Led Zeppelin II”, “Whole Lotta Love” was released in the United States on November 1969, but despite ruling the music scene during the 1970’s, the song became the band’s only top 10 single in the US

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A Banquet After The Trip: Revisiting the 1968 Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet”

The “Beggars Banquet” LP it’s part of what people usually call “The Rolling Stones Golden Period”, that saw the releases of sequential stunning and influential albums by the band, this was also the last album featuring Brian Jones as an active member of the band. Released on December 6th, 1968, we revisit this enormous Rock classic

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The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Free Festival: The final stab on the 1960’s peace and love generation

December 6th, 1969 became one of the darkest days on Rock history, along with the Manson Family murders, The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Free Festival in California, gave the final stab on the 1960’s peace and love generation

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Dennis Wilson, the freedom lover Beach Boy was born on this day in 1944

Dennis Wilson co-founded the Beach Boys with his brothers Carl and Brian as a drummer, but despite the band’s image and name he was the only real surfer on it. Dennis was a freedom lover and a bohemian, he crossed paths with Charles Manson and The Manson Family and recorded a cult masterpiece in 1977 “Pacific Ocean Blue”. Dennis was born on this day in 1944

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On this day in 1971 there was literally “smoke on the water” on Lake Geneva during a Frank Zappa concert

The famous Montreux Casino in Switzerland was engulfed by flames during a Frank Zappa concert and later immortalized on the Deep Purple’s song “Smoke On The Water” who were there on the spot, it happened on this day in 1971. Learn more about one of Rock’s most legendary moments

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The Doors influential drummer John Densmore turns 74 today

John Densmore is one of Rock’s most unique drummers, he has developed a personal technique in which he blends among other styles Jazz, Tribal beats and Rock. With The Doors he became famous and scored several hits during the late 1960’s. We look back at his life and career

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career 17 years after his passing in 2001

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“Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) by Pink Floyd is released in 1979

By 1979 Pink Floyd’s Psychedelic and experimental days seemed to have been long gone, with the release of the double album “The Wall”, which was more approachable than some of their early albums, they reached a new generation of fans and developed a new sound that earned them their only No.1 in the US

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The Beatles “White Album”: A collection of stunning songs by a fragmented band

On November 22nd 1968 The Beatles released their only double studio album and the first on their newly created label Apple, self titled “The Beatles”, more commonly known as “The White Album”. We revisit the 1968 classic album and the impact it had on the band’s career

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“Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, the John Lennon and Elton John collaboration peaks to No.1 on the Hot 100

Together with Elton John, “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” gave Lennon his first and only solo No.1 in the U.S during his lifetime. Read the story behind it

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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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Influential singer-songwriter Neil Young turns 73 today

Neil Young first rose to prominence as part of the Buffalo Springfield in the late 1960’s. He was pivotal in the development of Folk Rock and Grunge Rock and pioneered many different music trends throughout the years. He turns 73 today

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Looking back at the epic “Led Zeppelin IV”

“Led Zeppelin IV” it’s possibly Led Zeppelin’s most well known album or at least the one that most people starts off with when introduced to the band. We look back at this absolute Rock classic

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In 1984 Paul McCartney climbs to No.1 with his soundtrack album “Give My Regards To Broad Street”

Released in 1984, Paul McCartney’s movie “Give My Regards To Broad Street” was the attempt of the former Beatle to bring back the same feeling as The Beatles movies during the 1960’s, however the soundtrack to the movie did better than the movie itself

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The Who’s “My Generation” was released on this day in 1965

“My Generation” by The Who is one of the greatest rock songs ever made, it’s part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant” value

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience magnus opus, “Electric Ladyland”

“Electric Ladyland” it’s a milestone in Rock music, this album it’s perfect from many point of views, and it was the last time Jimi Hendrix was able to work consistently in studio composing music

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It’s the “Stone Alone” Bill Wyman Birthday

He is one of Rock’s absolute icons, an essential part of the Rolling Stones early sound and music, though he quit the band in 1993, Bill Wyman it’s still seen as the “official” Stones bass player. Today, the “Stone Alone” turns 82

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Why was the amazing “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” only released 28 years later after it was filmed

One of Rock’s finest moments, the TV special “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” was projected by The Rolling Stones to be a blend of Rock music and Circus acts and as a promotion for their album “Beggars Banquet”, featuring a parade of Rock stars such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Who and Eric Clapton among others. However the band shelved the film until 1996…find out why

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The surprising fact that connects The Beatles “White Album” and the Sex Pistols “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Besides the great music both albums have, the 1968 acclaimed “The Beatles” and 1977 seminal Punk record “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”, are connected through a very important detail that some people might not be aware of

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The Led Zeppelin Folk Adventure: “Led Zeppelin III” 

“Led Zeppelin III” was a turning point on Led Zeppelin’s career. Their third album released on October 5th, 1970, unlike it’s predecessors “I” and “II”, was mostly based on acoustic and folk songs

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Remembering The Shocking Blue’s Unique Singer Mariska Veres On Her Birthday

Mariska Veres was one of the most recognizable female voices in Rock, she was also the first Dutch proper Rockstar when her band Shocking Blue achieved worldwide success in the late 60’s and early 70’s with “Venus” Mariska was born on this day 71 years ago

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The Life And Career Of The Boss 

He is known as The Boss and has been an enduring Rock music force over the last 40 years. A political and social voice and folk poet, Bruce Springsteen has come a long way since the release of his first record in 1973. We look back at his life and career

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Jim Morrison is sentenced to 6 months of hard labor on this day in 1970

On March 1st, 1969, The Doors play one of Rock History’s most infamous concerts at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida in what came to be known as the “Miami Incident”. On September 20th, 1970 Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor

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“No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks” Alice Cooper scores their first major hit with the rebellious “School’s Out” in 1972

Due to it’s lyrical content, at the time, some radio stations banned Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” from their airwaves, but despite that, it still climbed it’s way into the charts

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Guitarist Ed King dies at age 68

Ed King was a former member of the 1960’s Psychedelic Rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and later from Lynyrd Skynyrd, scoring several hits with the both bands, including the 1967 Psychedelic Rock “Incense and Peppermints” and 1974 “Sweet Home Alabama” both co-written by him

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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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The Doors peak to No.1 with the smash hit “Hello, I Love You” in 1968

In 1968, despite being already one of the top bands in the U.S and owning the 1967 smash hit “Light My Fire”, The Doors hadn’t yet fully break into the European market, but with “Hello, I Love You”, they finally did

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In 1965 The Beatles influential second movie “Help!” premiered at the London Pavilion Theater

A pioneer of Rock music films or movies, “Help!”, originally titled “Eight Arms to Hold You”, The Beatles second adventure into cinematics premiered on July 29, 1965 at the London Pavilion Theater in the West End of London

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The Doors hit No.1 for the first time with “Light My Fire” in 1967

Taken from their debut album “The Doors” where it runs for over seven minutes, “Light My Fire” was never considered for being a single, and it had to be edited in order to fit the airplay demand of the song. On July 29, 1967, it became their first No.1

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75 Licks: Mick Jagger Birthday Special

The life of Mick Jagger blends with the birth of Modern Rock. Jim Morrison of The Doors once called him “A Prince Among Men”, and, he remains to this day perhaps the most influential Rocker of all time. We’ve compiled some of Mick Jagger’s and the Rolling Stones highlights of their career on this special to celebrate his birthday, also we included a Rolling Stones lyric quiz.

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Top 10 Queen songs with Roger Taylor on Lead and Back Vocals

Queen drummer that also served as occasional lead vocalist and back vocalist on many of Queen’s songs. He was born on this day in 1949 and we look back at his Top 10 Queen songs

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On this day in 1967 one of the most legendary Christmas parties for Rock fans took place in London

On December 22nd, 1967, Christmas On Earth Continued featured an All Star line up that shockingly didn’t had the expected attendance, with names such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd among other very strong names, a future huge Rock Star and perhaps the world’s most legendary Rock DJ ever. Check our article to see how much you’d had to pay to attend this amazing Christmas party

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Remembering the Beach Boy Carl Wilson on his 71st anniversary

Together with his brothers Brian and Dennis, Carl Wilson made the Beach Boys one of the most successful Rock bands of all time, he wrote and sung lead vocals on many of the band’s hits including “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows”, we look back briefly at his productive and influential career

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The Legendary Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940

Frank Zappa is one of the most influential musicians of all time with one of the most diverse and vast bodies of work, with a career that spanned for over 30 years, he was one of the 1960’s most revolutionary artists. He lived a life dedicated to music, arts and performing. Today would had been his 77th anniversary, we recap his life and career

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Big Brother And The Holding Company guitarist Sam Andrew was born on this day in 1941

Guitarist Sam Andrew emerged from the San Francisco Psychedelic Rock music scene during the 1960’s, he formed Big Brother And The Holding Company, that achieved big notoriety with Janis Joplin as a vocalist. He was born on this day in 1941 and we recap his life and career

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Remembering Chas Chandler On His Birthday

Chas Chandler was the man behind The Animals bass chords and the responsible for Jimi Hendrix’s rise to fame under his management. We briefly recap the life and career of Chandler on the day of his birthday

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The legendary Bad Company and Free vocalist Paul Rodgers turns 68 today

Paul Rodgers owns one of the most powerful and influential vocals in Hard Rock. He came to prominence at a very young age with Free in the late 1960’s and was even thought once to replace Jim Morrison in The Doors. Today he turns 68

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Influential Rock drummer Carmine Appice turns 71 today

Carmine Appice came to prominence during the 1960’s as part of the Psychedelic Rock band Vanilla Fudge, but his career after that has been one of the most diverse and influential in Rock music, being credited as one of the main pioneers and developers of the Heavy Metal and Hard Rock drumming technique. Appice was born 71 years ago today, we briefly recap his career.

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The Doors play their last concert with Jim Morrison at The Warehouse, New Orleans in 1970

In late 1970, The Doors were recording what would be their final studio album with Jim Morrison. Five days after Jim Morrison’s 27th birthday, on December 12th, the band plays at The Warehouse, a popular venue in New Orleans, without knowing it would be the last time the four of them would play together. Read about that evening and what happened to the tapes that recorded the show.

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