BRYAN DEVENDORF of The National
DEBBIE HARRY of Blondie
FRED SCHNEIDER of The B-52’s
PHIL SOLEM of The Rembrandts
In 1957, Billboard’s front page proclaimed, “Good music may be making a comeback on the bestseller charts, but rock and roll discs continue to dominate the pop market.”
In 1963, The Beatles recorded two songs, including “She Loves You,” in less than four hours. “She Loves You” went on to become The Beatles’ first million-selling single.
In 1967, The Beatles started a 15-week run at #1 in the US with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — their 10th US #1 album in less than three and a half years!
In 1968, The Band released their debut album, Music From Big Pink.
In 1987, Grateful Dead’s In The Dark album was released. It included “Touch Of Grey,” which went on to become their biggest single ever.
In 2002, Despite the death only days earlier of bass player John Entwistle, The Who kicked off a North American tour at the Hollywood Bowl. The crowd greeted the band with a standing ovation before they even played a note.
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