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XPN MusicNotes: See Dave Grohl’s daughter play drums with Foo Fighters, read lyrics to George Harrison’s “Hey Ringo”

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XPN MusicNotes:  See Dave Grohl’s daughter play drums with Foo Fighters, read lyrics to George Harrison’s “Hey Ringo”

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How about this for a rock-n-roll “Father’s Day Special” this weekend: Dave Grohl brought his 8-year-old daughter Harper onstage to play drums with the Foo Fighters at their show at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival. Watch some great fan videos below.


According to reports George Harrison’s wife Olivia found some lyrics written by her late husband, hidden inside a piano bench. These included a song  called “Hey Ringo” from 1970.

The lyrics include the lines:

“Hey Ringo, now I want you to know, that without you, my guitar plays far ...

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Feb 20 in Music History: Buddy Holly and the Smiths release their debut albums

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Feb 20 in Music History: Buddy Holly and the Smiths release their debut albums

1958 – Buddy Holly releases his first solo album.

1959 – Sixteen-year-old Jimi Hendrix makes his stage debut when he plays a show at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle (read more here).

 

1979 – George Harrison issues his self-titled, eighth album.

 

1984 – The Smiths release their self-titled, debut album.

 

1997 – Ben and Jerry’s introduce their ice cream Phish Food, named after the band Phish.

 

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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XPN MusicNotes: George Harrison’s entire studio catalog to get vinyl reissue

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XPN MusicNotes:  George Harrison’s entire studio catalog to get vinyl reissue

George Harrison | via Billboard

This coming February 25th would have marked George Harrison‘s 74th birthday, and coinciding with that date, Harrison’s entire solo studio catalog will be reissued on vinyl.

George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection features 13 albums, including all 12 of his solo studio LPs.

According to Rolling Stone:

Each album has been newly remastered from the original master tapes and pressed onto 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Those records are then housed in a high-quality slipcase that replicates each album’s original artwork and track list. The Vinyl Collection also comes with two 12-inch single picture discs ...

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Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White releasing collaborative covers LP (listen), playing shows

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Their album includes their takes on songs by Roy Ayers, Frank Ocean, Leonard Cohen, Velvet Underground, James Blake and more.

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. With consumers unsure about benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.

1963 – The British paper Daily Mirror coins the term “Beatlemania!” in a cover story reviewing The Beatles’ concert the night before in Cheltenham, England.

1963 – Kate Smith gives her first full concert to paying customers.

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Willy and the Poor Boys ...

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen gets his first #1 album, Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York is released

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen gets his first #1 album, Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York is released

1894 – Billboard Advertising begins publication. Within a few years, it starts focusing on billboards for entertainment shows and drops “Advertising” from its name, and by the 1930s, it is covering radio and sales of a new medium: jukebox records.

1955 – R&B group The Famous Flames, led by James Brown, cut their first demo (of “Please, Please, Please”) at a radio station in Macon, Georgia. It leads to their contract deal with King Records.

1959 – Ray Charles leaves his old label, Atlantic, for a better deal at ABC-Paramount Records.

1968 – George Harrison releases Wonderwall Music, thereby ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles’ first single is released, Led Zeppelin release III

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles’ first single is released, Led Zeppelin release III

1962 – Parlophone releases the first Beatles single, “Love Me Do.” The song gets its first radio spin that same day on Radio Luxembourg.

1966 – Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding play together for the first time, and just like that, The Jimi Hendrix Experience forms in London.

1970Led Zeppelin III is released in the US.

1975 – Original Wailers members Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer play together for the last time at the Wonder Dream Concert, which is a benefit organized by Stevie Wonder in Kingston, Jamaica.

1999 – After breaking up in ...

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This Day in Music History: Keith Richards releases his first solo album, Sinead O’Connor pulls her infamous SNL stunt

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Keith Richards Talk is Cheap

1901 – The first record company, The Victor Talking Machine Company, is incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.

1945 – A 10-year-old Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing “Old Shep.” He comes in second.

1961 – Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams become the first artists to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1968 – The Beatles record the new George Harrison song “Savoy Truffle” at Trident Studios in London. George, Paul, and Ringo record just one take ...

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup, Traffic makes their last live appearance

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup, Traffic makes their last live appearance

1957 – Elvis Presley appears at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. This is the third and final time the King performs outside of the US.

1968 – Danny Kirwan joins Fleetwood Mac.

1969 – Bob Dylan makes his first paid appearance since his motorcycle accident three years earlier at England’s Isle of Wight Pop Festival.

1973 – The Rolling Stones release Goats Head Soup.

1974 – The final episode of Partridge Family airs on ABC-TV.

1974 – At the annual UK Reading Festival, Traffic perform together for the last time until they reunite 20 years later. Other acts ...

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This Day in Music History: The American Bandstand studio is entered in the US National Register of Historic Places, Oasis release their debut album

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This Day in Music History: The American Bandstand studio is entered in the US National Register of Historic Places, Oasis release their debut album

1958 – The first of Alan Freed’s Big Beat revues is held at Brooklyn, New York’s Fox Theatre. Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and his Comets, Frankie Avalon, The Elegants, Bobby Freeman, and Jimmy Clanton are all on the bill.

1958 – George Harrison joins the band Quarrymen (and John Lennon & Paul McCartney).

1964 – Thanks to the British Invasion, Billboard magazine notes that guitar sales are the highest they’ve been since the advent of Elvis Presley.

1966 – At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, The Beatles play their last concert before a paying audience to a sold out crowd ...

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Revolver: The Beatles’ Classic LP 50 Years Later

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Article written by Dan Cousart

The mid-1960s were an incredibly exciting time for the music world. With the release of classic records like Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, Aftermath by The Rolling Stones and Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan, the ideas of what the album as an artistic medium and pop music could be were changing. Leading the charge was The Beatles, who had taken the world by storm in the early 1960s and were beginning to reach their commercial peak. What made the group truly remarkable though is that they were constantly ...

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This Day in Music History: The Concert for Bangladesh is held, MTV debuts

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This Day in Music History: The Concert for Bangladesh is held, MTV debuts

1942 – In response to what it sees as a threat from a new fad, phonograph records, the American Federation of Musicians goes on a recording strike (but not live gigs).

1958 – With his contract up at Sun Records, Johnny Cash leaves Memphis, moves to Los Angeles, and signs with Columbia Records.

1960 – Aretha Franklin makes her first secular recordings, which include “Today I Sing the Blues.”

1963 – Beatles Monthly magazine debuts. It will continue for six years.

1964 – A brand new group called “The Steampacket,” featuring lead vocals by Rod Stewart, opens for the Rolling ...

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Rolling Stones, Queen, the George Harrison & Pavarotti’s estates, all mad that Donald Trump used their music

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Republican presidental nominee Donald Trump has been making musicians mad for the last year by his using their songs without their permission, including but not limited to Aerosmith, Adele, R.E.M

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This Day in Music History: Pink Floyd release A Saucerful of Secrets, David Bowie and Mick Jagger record “Dancing in the Street”

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Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets

1957 – Buddy Holly records “Peggy Sue.”

1966 – Neil Diamond plays American Bandstand for the first time, performing his hit “Cherry, Cherry.”

1967 – While on tour with The Hollies, Graham Nash writes a song called “Marrakesh Express” which will later find a home (and a hit) with his new band, Crosby Stills and Nash.

1968 – Pink Floyd release A Saucerful Of Secrets in the UK. To coincide with the release, the band plays the first free concert in London’s Hyde Park with Jethro Tull, T- Rex, and Roy Harper.

1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit, The Doors play their first gig

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit, The Doors play their first gig

1960 – The Everly Brothers record “Cathy’s Clown.”

1964 – The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit with “I Get Around.”

1964 – Ella Fitzgerald becomes the first artist to have a hit with a Beatles cover when “Can’t Buy Me Love” enters the UK chart.

1966 – The Doors play their first show. The gig is at the The Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, where they become the house band for a while.

1970 – Grateful Dead play outside North America for the first time, doing a 4-hour set at the Hollywood Music Festival in England. Mungo Jerry ...

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April 20 in Music History: Dolly releases her debut single, Rolling Stones record “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

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Dolly Parton

1959 – Goldband Records releases “Puppy Love,” the debut single by 13-year-old Dolly Parton (which had been recorded two years earlier when she was just 11). The song doesn’t chart, but later becomes a hit for Donny Osmond.

1966 – The Beatles work on the new John Lennon song “And Your Bird Can Sing” and George Harrison’s “Taxman” during a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London.

1968 – Deep Purple makes their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested the band change its name to his grandmother’s favorite song (which was a hit for ...

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March 23 in Music History: Elvis releases his debut album, U2 signs their first record contract

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March 23 in Music History: Elvis releases his debut album, U2 signs their first record contract

1956 – Elvis Presley releases his self-titled, debut album.

1963 – Johnny Cash records “Ring Of Fire.”

1964 – John Lennon’s first book, In His Own Write, is published.

1972 – The film The Concert For Bangladesh, featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, premieres in New York. The event is the first benefit concert of its magnitude in world history. The concert raises $243,418.51 for Bangladesh relief, which is administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

1980 – U2 sign a worldwide deal with Island Records. They get ...

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March 15 in Music History: Mick Jagger makes his live solo debut, Talking Heads release Naked

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March 15 in Music History: Mick Jagger makes his live solo debut, Talking Heads release Naked

1945Billboard magazine begins listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was The Nat King Cole Trio.


1955 – Ray Charles peaks at #2 on the US R&B charts with the Atlantic single “I Got A Woman,” widely considered the first song to be labelled “soul” – a blending of R&B and gospel.

1956 – Colonel Tom Parker officially becomes Elvis Presley’s manager.

1958 – Elvis Presley performs his last concert before leaving for the Army, a show at Memphis’ Russwood Park. Aside from two benefit shows in 1961, he does not perform again until 1969.

1967...

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Happy Birthday, George: Listen to Ben Harper’s Harrison cover from upcoming George Fest tribute album

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Happy Birthday, George: Listen to Ben Harper’s Harrison cover from upcoming George Fest tribute album

Happy Birthday, George: Listen to Ben Harper’s Harrison cover from upcoming George Fest tribute album

Ben Harper performing at Non-Comm

The quiet Beatle would have been 73 today, and in celebration, Rolling Stone has shared Ben Harper‘s contribution to George Fest: A Night to Celebrate George Harrison, a day before its full release.

For his performance, Harper covered his favorite George song, “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)“, from Harrison’s 1973 album Living In The Material World. It was Harrison’s 2nd solo #1 single after “My Sweet Lord.” Harper’s cover remains faithful by retaining George’s signature slide guitar while his bluesy vocals give the tune a more ...

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Music for Good: How Musicians Strive for a Better Tomorrow

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Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi

The world is not a perfect place, but sometimes good can be found through unexpected means, such as in music. Musicians across have long used their voices and influence to help others across the world. They have largely utilized their publicity and sales to support others during hard times, both in raising awareness and immense funding to offer a hand in any means possible.

In April 1971, George Harrison initiated the concept of of a charity concert to support UNICEF’s efforts in Bangladesh. The Harrison family has since been involved in the organization for over ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Fill your soul with a remix of the Beatles singing “Hey Jude” live in 1968

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With so much divisiveness in the world, this restored video of The Beatles performing “Hey Jude” live in 1968 on the David Frost Show reminds us what “togetherness” feels like. Watch.

The “Hey Jude” video is part of a special promotion of the re-release of The Beatles’ 1 album, called: “1+”. The Beatles have also put out a fully restored video for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ending track, “A Day in the Life.” The deluxe edition contains 2 Blu-Rays and 1 CD of the restored 1 compilation,and 23 previously unseen promotional films which George Harrison, ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Eagles of Death Metal on Kimmel, New memoirs from Patti Smith & John Fogerty, and nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Jimmy Kimmel LiveEagles of Death Metal featuring Jesse “The Devil” Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme played two songs last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch them perform “Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)” and “Complexity” from their new album: “Zipper Down.” … Continued

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The Evolution of the Man Bun: Music Edition

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Featured Image by Andrew Wick

The man bun trend has taken over the music industry and swept up hair from all genres. Here are our favorite examples of musicians rockin’ the man bun!

10. George Harrison

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With the start of rock ‘n’ roll, came the start of the man bun.

9. Gavin Rossdale

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We have always loved this English rocker’s passionate vocals, and our “Love Remains The Same” with regards to his man bun.

8. Incubus

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Photo by Andrew Roomberg

Make Yourself a man bun,  ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Listen to new Neil Young- “Rock Starbucks,” & See George Harrison’s letter explaining why the Beatles did not record with Stax Records.

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aggregator.comNeil Young has previewed a new song titled “Rock Starbucks” at the Democracy Now website. Neil Young has been critical of Starbucks due to the coffee chain’s alleged involvement with Monsanto and use of GMOs. Starbucks says it is not … Continued

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