When you’re the manager of some multi-million pound selling act, with your gold discs hanging from the office wall and your collection of shiny cars just waiting to be driven to the gym, life must get boring.
Syd Barrett established himself as an adventurous and imaginative songwriter, creating swathes of free-form sound with his Fender Esquire guitar and penning some of the most idiosyncratic, yet quintessentially English, songs ever written.
On this day in 1967, a private party was held at the Speakeasy Club in London, England for the Monkees. Guests included: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton, Lulu, and all the members from Manfred...
A national debate occurred between the younger teenage crowd, which loved rock 'n' roll music and the establishment, which preferred jazz and orchestra music and feared that Elvis was contributing to the corruption of America's youth.
The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (better known as the Festival Express) set off on this day in 1970. The now legendary tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts traveled on a chartered train.
On this day in 1966, Jackie Wilson was arrested for inciting a riot and refusing to obey a police order at a nightclub in Port Arthur, Texas. Wilson had a crowd of 400 whipped into a frenzy and refused...
Plenty of acts carve a career from one hit, maybe two, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's bloody hard to write a #1 hit! These four young men from the North West of England wrote more hits than anyone.