44 years ago at the original Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix showcased his love for America by playing his own version of the “Star Spangled Banner”. The guitar he used to play it was auctioned off on this day 23 years ago, for an astronomical sum.
Kirk Hammett was an early member of Exodus before replacing Dave Mustaine (later of Megadeth) in Metallica. And while the music of the Bay Area thrash metal scene only has a passing resemblance to Hendrix, Hammett has often paid tribute to the man by playing bits of Jimi’s “Little Wing” in his guitar solos.
The Band’s Levon Helm is getting his due credit with a documentary of his own, set to screen in theaters nationwide next year.
The Woodstock Music & Art Festival will be remembered for peace, love, great music and some “brown acid” the over half million in attendance were warned about. But something you might not have known is how much the performers were paid to appear at Woodstock.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] released the album Let It Be on this day in 1970. It went to #1 in June and stayed there for four weeks. What movie soundtrack knocked it off the top spot?
In 2003, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] purchased early rock and roller [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carl Perkins[/lastfm]‘ song catalog. What was Perkins’ era-defining hit?
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Larry Busacca/Getty Images Happy birthday to Graham Nash! This member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young did a lot of duo work with David Crosby, but only one duo single with Neil Young. Name it.
Paul McCartney began his first tour in 13 years on this day in 1989, in support of his Flowers in the Dirt album. That was a strong effort that featured several collaborations with a singer/songwriter […]
Happy birthday to the former drummer of the band Boston – Sib Hashian! He is currently active onstage in what well-known Boston group?
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