1952 – Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21-year-old Ray Charles, at Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York City. Ertegun had purchased the singer’s contract from the Swingtime label for $2,500.
1962 – After George Martin insists that session drummer Andy White take Ringo Starr’s place, The Beatles return to EMI Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single. “Love Me Do” is selected to be The Beatles’ first A-side, with “P.S. I Love You” on the flip side (a reversal of the original plan). The single that is released on October ...
“I started writing these two songs a few weeks back and wanted to get them out to you straight away,” says Mick. “I feel a slight throwback to a time when you could be a bit more free and easy by recording and putting it out there immediately.”
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.
1964 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Oldham attend a Decca launch party at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club in Windsor, Berkshire for protégé singer Adrienne Posta. Also at the party is 17 year-old Marianne Faithfull, with her then-boyfriend John Dunbar. This was the first time Mick met Marianne.
1965 – Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton.
1967 – The Who make the U.S. singles chart for the first time, with “I Can’t Explain.”
Weekend one of Desert Trip, which brought six classic rock giants to the home of Coachella in Indio, CA (and was unofficially dubbed “Oldchella”), went down this past Friday (10/7) through Sunday (10/9)…
During Sir Paul’s set, he brought out Uncle Neil for the Beatles tunes “A Day in the Life” and “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” — the latter of which Paul has never played live before — and Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The Stones also did a Beatles tune, “Come Together”…
The Rolling Stones’ Live in Havana 2016 showcases this band of mature rockers still going strong, playing for a crowd of 500,000 in Havana. This historic show (how many rock bands play Cuba?) features an amazing energy from both the Stones and the crowd. “Out Of Control” fares the best of the earlier stuff (Mr. Jagger and the boys open with a jangly “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” into “It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)” and “Tumbling Dice”), the crowd singing along on the “oh oh oh’s” on this slow, slinky tune ...
1958 – Fats Domino records “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday.”
1961 – Patsy Cline is thrown through the windshield when she gets in a nasty car accident in Nashville. During her two-month hospital stay, her song “I Fall to Pieces” gives the singer her first Country #1 and becomes a huge country-pop crossover hit. She is also visited by the woman who will become her protégé: Loretta Lynn.
1963 – During a UK tour, Gerry and the Pacemakers support The Beatles when they play at New Brighton Tower in Wallasey. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.
1956 – The CBS Radio Network premiers the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party.
1959 – As the snow melts in Mason City, Iowa, Buddy Holly’s glasses are found from the plane crash that killed him two months earlier. They are turned in to police, where they stay until 1980 when a sheriff finds them and returns them to Holly’s widow.
1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first meet Brian Jones at Ealing Jazz Club in West London. Jones is calling himself Elmo Lewis and playing guitar with ...
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has really been focusing on female singing talent as of late. Case in point: Performances from Alabama Shakes w/ Brittany Howard & Co. and Lianne La Havas. Check out the video. A restored version of The … Continued
Happy Birthday Bobbie Gentry, Buddy Guy, and Mick Jagger! These three icons share a birthday week so, we have compiled a playlist of their greatest music moments to celebrate. What else could we possibly give Mick Jagger for his birthday that he doesn’t already have?
This soulful, and beautiful Mississippi girl sings us into our week…
The perfect birthday ode from one living legend and one late.
…and to the only man who could win over a woman while he wears makeup and her sequin coat…
Music videos can make or break a song. Have you ever have a song ruined by the ridiculous plot of its accompanying music video? It’s not easy to narrow it down but, let’s talk about the top ten worst music videos.
Umm.. what? Are we committing suicide because we can’t bare the pain of a breakup? What are we teaching our children? Britney’s fan base consisted of mostly younger girls, therefore this might have been a little inappropriate.
The next time your roommate tells you to put the guitar down, don’t stop jamming out (…maybe stop if it’s late at night). Studies show that playing an instrument helps you live longer, increasing both memory functions and hearing.
In an auditory neuroscience laboratory at Northwestern University, Dr. Nina Kraus studies the interactions between music and the brain. Recently, Kraus and the laboratory tested eighty-seven people with varying levels of experience playing music by sending electrode signals to their brains and recording how quickly the subjects reacted. The study showed that the more experience with music a subject had, the quicker they responded ...
A new documentary on the late, great “Godfather of Soul”, James Brown- “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown”, will debut on HBO this Monday, October 27th @ 9pm. It was produced by Mick Jagger. Read more and watch the … Continued
An associate professor and paleontologist from Wake Forrest University has named a swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa after Mick Jagger. Wake Forrest associate professor Ellen Miller named the ancient creature after the Rolling Stones’ frontman … Continued
Want a free hardback copy of the brand new Mick Jagger photo book? It’s 200 pages of amazing images that span 50 years of music Like us on facebook and email us at FreeJumpStuff@gmail.com to enter to win the book (give us your name and put “MICK” in the subject line). We’ll announce the winner […]