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.
While many in the music business thought rock ‘n’ roll was nothing more than a passing fad there were others who thought it a deadly threat.
Sonny Boy was the man and when left the residency of a Memphis club there was fierce competition to get his gig, so the owner decided to have a competition.
When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi toiured with the Beach Boys in May 1968... probably the least successful tour by a major rock band of all time!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Sabbath planned to tour North America on the back of their new album and met to discuss the stage set, always central to any rock bands live show...