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.
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.
A key element in Berry Gordy’s strategy was to make his records appeal to EVERYONE, which is how and why he came up with the perfect slogan.
The Blackbyrds signed with Fantasy Records in 1973 and the following year they released their debut album, featuring a Vincent Van Gogh inspired design.
We take the term heavy metal for granted, knowing instinctively what it means. The origins of the term are difficult to pin down - where did it come from?
In 1964, Chess Records released Surfin’ With Bo Diddley which is about as bizarre a concept album as you can possibly imagine.