1974 – Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and … Read more

1974 – Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and …

1974 – Guitarist Jeff (Skunk) Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers. With Steely Dan After the breakup of Ultimate Spinach, Baxter relocated to Los Angeles, California, finding work as a session guitarist. In 1972 he became a founding member of the band Steely Dan, along with guitarist-bassist Walter Becker, keyboardist Donald Fagen, […]

1973 – Pink Floyds Dark Side… Read more

1973 – Pink Floyds Dark Side…

1973 – Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon released in the UK. Lyrics: Us and Them Us, and them And after all we’re only ordinary men Me, and you God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do Forward he cried from the rear And the front rank died And the general […]

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per… Read more

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut per…

1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]

1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born. Roar! Read more

1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born. Roar!

1963 – Metallica’s James Hetfield is born This day in rock history! James Hetfield Born: August 3, 1963 From: Los Angeles Personal: Married, 3 Children Instrument: Vocals, Guitar     When it comes to defining Metallica, most people use James Hetfield as their guide. There’s never any bullshit with James and there’s never any shirking […]