Category: Music History

Record Spotlight:  Dave Brubeck Octet

🎹🎷Original Dave Brubeck 10″ LP. My copy has some damage, but still plays through. Cherry red 🔴 vinyl and album art is a vivid fascinating image. Don’t know anything about the 🎨 artist, comment if you know about him.

This album was reissued on Record Store Day • 4/21/2012 • Originally released on Fantasy in 1952, this special exclusive Record Store reissue pressing faithfully reproduces the original 10” vinyl package right down to the red colored vinyl! Features legendary sidemen Bill Smith, Paul Desmond, David Van Kriedt, Dick Collins, Bob Collins, Ron Crotty, and Cal Tjader!
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Happy Birthday, Hal Blaine

hal blaine wrecking crew february 5

February 5, 1929

Hal Blaine, American drummer and session musician, is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon and Garfunkel, the Carpenters, The Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension. Blaine has played on 50 No.1 hits, over 150 top ten hits and has recorded, by his own admission, on over 35,000 pieces of music over four decades of work.  –This Day In Music

Music History: Beatles Rooftop Gig


January 30, 1969
The Beatles with Billy Preston, played their lunchtime rooftop gig on top of the Apple building on Savile Row, London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes it was the last time The Beatles performed live. The played ‘Get Back’, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’, ‘The One After 909’ and ‘Dig A Pony’. Traffic was brought to a standstill as crowds of people gathered below and watched from windows in nearby buildings. John Lennon ended the performance by saying “I’d like to say ‘Thank you’ on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.” –This Day In Music

15 Facts About the Gig -Rolling Stone

Happy Birthday, James Jamerson

james jamerson motown bassist

January 29, 1936

James Lee Jamerson (January 29, 1936 – August 2, 1983) was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s (Motown did not list session musician credits on their releases until 1971) and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As a session musician he played on 30 Billboard #1 hits, as well as over 70 R&B #1 hits, more than any other bass player in both categories.  Source:  Wikipedia