Tag Archives: On This Day

On This Day – The Byrds Play on Their Own Record!

Tweet On this day in 1965 The Byrds began recording “Turn! Turn! Turn!”. The main differenece between this recording and their first hit “Mr Tambourine Man” is that they all p[layed on the abysmal “Turn! Turn! Turn!”.  On their first single only Jim Guinn had played all the other instruments being played by session men.  […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This day – Keith Moon

Tweet On this day in 1978 Keith Moon died. He overdosed on a drug called Heminevrin. Ironically this had been prescribed to help him over alcohol withdrawal symptoms. “Moon the Loon” joined The Who in 1964 after Doug Samden left and played on all their albums from “My Generation” (1865) to “Who Are You” released […]

Posted in Departures, On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Day, The Beatles First Real Recording Session, Or Perhaps NOT…………..

Tweet On This Day,  4th September, 1962, the Beatles entered EMI Studios at Abbey Road for the group’s first proper recording session Or perhaps not, according to your perspective. They were there to record two songs for their debut single. The band was John, Paul, George, and Ringo – Ringo is the key to the […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Day – I’m the Drummer in the Beatles, Aren’t I?

Tweet On this day in 1968 Ringo came back and rejoined the Beatles to finish recording The White Album. What you never knew he left? Few people did. He discovered that McCartney had bee re-recording the drum parts on to of Ringo’s when he was not looking. Mr Starkey was not best pleased, as you […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged as: , , , , , | 1 Comment

On This Day – You Want to Call it What!?

Tweet On this day in 1971 The Grateful dead released their live masterpiece ‘Grateful Dead’. Originally the band wanted to call it ‘Skull Fuck’ (or ‘Starfuck’ if you read Rolling Stone) but the record company had a couple of objections to the idea. No idea why. The record went on to be their first to […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Day – Thanks for the Eggs Dad!

Tweet On this day in 1956 Jerry Lee lewis turned up at Sun records wanting to an audition, financed by his father selling 30 dozen eggs to raise the money for the trip! This was not the first time his parents had helped Jerry Lee with his musical ambitions. When he was 8 he showed […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oasis Split ! (again)

Tweet Noel G has walked out of Oasis, this time for good, perhaps. In their time both Noel and Liam have left and returned to the Manchurian Beatle tribute band. Oasis was formed in 1991. Originally the band was called The Rain but changed its name when Liam joined. Liam was inspired to rename the […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , | Leave a comment

On This day – Goodbye Jimmy Reed

Tweet 29th August 1976, Jimmy Reed died after an epileptic seizure at the age of 50. Jimmy Reed influenced many later guitarists with his distinctive sound. He also wrote many songs, perhaps the most noticeable was “Bright Lights, Big City” (a personal favourite of mine). He did not manage to get signed by Chess records […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Day – Stones Engage Klein After 3 Days

Tweet On this day in 1965, after just 3 days The Rolling Stones decide to engage Allen Klein as their co-manager along with long term manager Andrew Loog Oldham. In 1966 Klein bought out Loog Oldham. This was the start of what Richards later called an expensive education. For now everything was tickerty boo (i.e. […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Day – The Beatles Jam with Elvis

Tweet On This Day in 1965 the Beatles were on their second US tour. Brian Epstein was able to arrange a visit to meet Elvis in his Bel-Air home. The visit lasted some 4 hours and while Col Tom Parker an Epstein played pool the Fab Four and The Hips told stories and chatted. They […]

Posted in On This Day | Tagged as: , , , , , , | Leave a comment