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Aug 14 in Music History: The Who release Who’s Next, Michael Jackson buys rights to Lennon/McCartney songs

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The Who Who's Next

 

1962 – Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decide to sack him. Best plays his last gig the following night at The Cavern in Liverpool. Ringo Starr, who is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, receives a call from John Lennon asking him to join the band. Ringo gives Rory Storm three days’ notice and makes his first appearance with the Fab Four on August 18.

1971 – The Who release Who’s Next.

1971 – Elton John records “Madman Across The Water.”

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

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Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

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A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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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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Paul McCartney adds four more NYC-area shows (8 total!)

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Tickets for Paul McCartney‘s upcoming US tour went on sale this morning, including his four NYC-area shows. He’s now added an additional show at all four of those venues…

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Paul McCartney tickets on sale; Beatles getting 24/7 Sirius XM channel

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Tickets for Paul McCartney’s US tour (MSG, Barclays Center, and more included) go on sale today.

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April 24 in Music History: Lennon & McCartney hang for the last time, Tom Petty releases Full Moon Fever

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April 24 in Music History: Lennon & McCartney hang for the last time, Tom Petty releases Full Moon Fever

1961 – Bob Dylan is paid $50 for his first recording when he plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte’s “The Midnight Special.”

1968 – The Beatles’ newly formed Apple Records passes on signing the relatively unknown David Bowie.

1976 – Paul and Linda McCartney spend the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watch Saturday Night Live. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels makes an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney think about taking a cab to the studio, but decide they ...

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April 17 in Music History: The Band play their first independent show, Paul McCartney releases his debut solo album

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April 17 in Music History: The Band play their first independent show, Paul McCartney releases his debut solo album

1960 – Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is traveling in crashes into a lamppost on Rowden Hill in Chippenham, England. Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent survive the crash. Cochran was 21.


1964 – Dusty Springfield releases her debut album, A Girl Called Dusty.

1964 – Them (with Van Morrison) make their live debut at Ireland’s Maritime Hotel in Belfast.

1969 – The Band play their first independent show in San Francisco, Calfornia.

1970 – Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, McCartney, in the UK. It is released three days later in the ...

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Jan 16 in Music History: George Michael gets a US #1 with Faith, Eric Clapton records his Unplugged album

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Eric Clapton Unplugged
1932 – Duke Ellington records “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing).”

1938 – Benny Goodman brings jazz to New York City’s Carnegie Hall for the first time.
1973 – Bruce Springsteen appears at Villanova University to an audience of 25 people. Due to a strike at the time by the school’s newspaper, The Villanovan, this concert went unadvertised, so this is probably the smallest crowd Bruce and The E Street Band have ever played in front of.
1975 – McCartney and Wings arrive in New Orleans to begin sessions on their Venus and Mars ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Paul McCartney join The Killers on New Year’s Eve

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Paul McCartney and The Killers on New Year’s Eve | via Yahoo News

Not all of the musical performances on New Year’s eve devolved into disaster; Sleater-Kinney paid tribute to David Bowie & George Michael at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, while Paul McCartney teamed up with The Killers in St. Barts for a rendition of “Helter Skelter.” Watch Sleater-Kinney’s performance here, and check out McCartney and The Killers’ performances below.

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BrooklynVegan’s Favorite Photos of 2016

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A collection of our best photos from 2016.

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PBS series ‘Soundbreaking’ explores recorded music; Brian Eno preps new LP

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‘Soundbreaking’ also features Rick Rubin, the late George Martin, Nigel Godrich, Don Was, Paul Epworth, Paul McCartney, Geoff Emerick, Peter Asher, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bon Iver, St Vincent, and more.

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This Day in Music History: The Stooges make their live debut, Queen releases “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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This Day in Music History: The Stooges make their live debut, Queen releases “Bohemian Rhapsody”

1952 – When his original guitarist has a stroke just before a New Year’s Eve gig, popular St. Louis boogie-woogie pianist Johnnie Johnson hires a 26-year-old hairdresser named Chuck Berry.

1958 – The Flamingos record “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

1962 – For the first and only time, a spooky song is #1 in America on Halloween, as “Monster Mash” tops the chart.

1963 – The Beatles return to London from Sweden and are greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan, who is at Heathrow as The Beatles ...

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This Day in Music History: Pink Floyd scores their first #1 album, John Fogerty’s trial against himself begins

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Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother

1962 – James Brown plays a concert that is recorded and released the following year as the album Live at the Apollo.

1963 – Bob Dylan records “The Times They Are A Changin’” and “One Too Many Mornings.”

1963 – On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spend the day in Stockholm, Sweden. They record a performance for a radio program called “The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm” (translation: The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). Enthused by the chance to play before an audience that isn’t screaming, the band performs seven songs: ...

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Desert Trip concludes! — MORE PICS + setlists (Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Rihanna & more)

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Only The Rolling Stones and Neil Young significantly changed things up, setlist-wise, between “Oldchella” weekends.

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Desert Trip weekend 1 pics (Stones, Who, Paul, Neil, Dylan & Roger Waters)

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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)…

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Paul McCartney brought out Neil Young, Rolling Stones covered Beatles, and more at Desert Trip (videos, setlists)

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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”…

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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: Steely Dan releases Aja, Bob Marley plays his final show

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Steely Dan Aja

 

1952 – Hank Williams has his last recording session.

1956 – Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees begins his television career as a child actor on the premiere of NBC’s Circus Boy.

1968 – The Beatles begin work a new John Lennon song, then called “Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand.” Jim Morrison comes to visit the band in the studio and watches them recording.

1969The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University runs a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a ...

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