The much-respected musician passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.
1973 was a great year for music with fabulous albums released by legendary artists.
On Sunday March 10th, 1963 the Rolling Stones played what was to become their new regular double booking – Studio 51 in Soho & Richmond’s Station Hotel.
1969 was THE year of the festivals. Across North America and Britain there seemed to be one taking place somewhere almost every weekend during the summer.
Strawberry Field, not fields as the song says, was a Salvation Army children’s home in Woolton, Liverpool, just around the corner from John Lennon’s home.
The kings, queens, princes and prinesses of the rock music industry.
Playing two shows each night with Hendrix topping the bill; Pink Floyd barely had time for one of their numbers having been allocated 20 mins on stage.
Most people will not view 1973 as a vintage year in music, yet there was an astounding number of releases that ensure it was a year well worth remembering.
To win a coveted BRIT or Grammy award, is a career highlight for many artists, symbolising the glamour, drama & celebration of what music has to offer.
It's emotional, it's empowering and, if experienced in a live setting with partner close by, it can induce the involuntary waving of a lighter in the air...
Almost eight months after Creedence Clearwater Revival had played Woodstock, they were in Rotterdam, to play the opening night of a two-week tour of Europe.
When they started, Mick, Keith, Charlie, Brian & Bill took inspiration from artists like Muddy Waters, whose record, 'Rollin' Stone' gave them their name.
Ever wondered how the U2 EP 'Wide Awake in America' got made? Here's the story from Tony Visconti's autobiography, Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy...
The Rolling Stones signed for Decca Records and in early 1964 they recorded a song in the style of Jimmy Reed, to be used on an TV advert for Rice Krispies.
Neil Sedaka was inspired to write the song 'The Immigrant' after the U.S. government's refusal to grant Lennon resident alien status.
The first Lennon & McCartney song to make the US charts was Del Shannon’s From Me To You (it made No.77). 7 months later came I Want To Hold Your Hand.