October 16: Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (video)

  Released August 24, 1993 Deluxe edition March 4th, 2014 Recorded October 16, 1992 Genre Rock Length 148:24 Label Columbia Producer Jeff Rosen and Don DeVito The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration is a live double-album release in recognition of Bob Dylan’s 30 years as a recording artist. Recorded on October 16, 1992 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, it captures most of the concert, which featured many …

September 26, 1969: The Beatles – Abbey Road

Released 26 September 1969 Recorded 22 February – 20 August 1969,EMI, Olympic and Trident Studios,London Genre Rock Length 47:23 Label Apple Producer George Martin Abbey Road is the 11th studio album released by the English rock band The Beatles. It is their last recorded album, although Let It Be was the last album released before the band’s dissolution in 1970. Work on Abbey Roadbegan in April 1969, and the album was released on 26 …

Bob Dylan: Something (George Harrison)

  Something in the way she moves Attracts me like no other lover Something in the way she woos me – I’ve always liked the way George Harrison plays guitar—restrained and good. ~Bob Dylan (to Ron Rosenbaum, Nov 1977) He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the …

August 5: The Beatles released “Revolver” in 1966

  “twice as good and four times as startling as Rubber Soul, with sound effects, Oriental drones, jazz bands, transcendentalist lyrics, all kinds of rhythmic and harmonic surprises, and a filter that made John Lennon sound like God singing through a foghorn.” ~Robert Christgau The Beatles had initiated a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals …

August 1 in music history

August 1: The late Jerry Garcia was born in 1942 (read more) There’s no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don’t think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great – much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of …

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