Some call it the greatest Live album ever recorded. On this date in 1976, Peter Frampton released the double live album “Frampton Comes Alive!”.
The album was recorded primarily at the Winterland concert venue right here in San Francisco, and the Long Island Arena in Commack, New York. Here’s a treat, Peter Frampton performing “Do You Feel Like We Do” in the summer of 1977 in our own backyard, at the Oakland Coliseum. Maybe you’ll spot yourself or someone you know in the crowd !!
The Doors is the self-titled debut album by The Doors, released on this date in January 1967. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The single, "Light My Fire", topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in the summer of 1967.
Here’s the greatest performance you may ever see, the Doors live, and unfiltered, performing Backdoor man.
In the rock world, few musicians have been more outspoken against President Trump than Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. After Trump’s recent “Nuclear Button” tweet about North Korea, Armstrong finally had enough and took to Instagram, calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Read Full Article
Today is Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones’ 72nd birthday. Born John Richard Baldwin, he changed his name during his session work days, at the suggestion of a friend who thought he needed something more “artistic”.
Here’s something that is REALLY cool. An isolated John Paul Jones bass track of “Ramble On”. Happy 72nd birthday John Paul Jones !!
The year was 1980 and Rush released their 7th studio album Permanent Waves. What a way to ring in the New Year !!! It spent most of the year at the top of the Billboard 100 Top Albums chart, peaking at # 4. Here’s RUSH performing in their hometown of Toronto, Canada. This is truly GREAT !!!
When Brian Setzer first thought up the idea of playing San Francisco on Christmas Eve 14 years ago, naysayers told him no-one would come. Well, tonight at the Warfield, he proved them all wrong once again. “Thanks ‘no-one’ for coming tonight!” he jokingly said to the crowd a few songs into the set. Indeed, the place was packed full of friends and family of all ages that had ditched the traditional Christmas Eve festivities in exchange for a night of dancing along to some of the best rockabilly, a genre that Setzer has brought to the mainstream for decades now. Read the full story and check out the exclusive photos here!
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