I started this blog as a place to combat snarky, snobby music critic blogs. Love About Music is all about great music from dusty old vinyl to the latest digital single. If I don’t like a band or their new album, I just don’t write about it! Life is too short and I would rather share something you may actually like. Have you ever read a blog post about a horrible album and immediately sought out the music? Yeah, me either. So why spend the time reading all the music critic blogs? Find your new favorite band and rediscover great albums you may have forgotten about or maybe you never heard them to begin with.
Thanks to everyone who has been checking out the blog and cheers to the musicians who spark each post.
Today in Music History
1954: Elvis Presley’s second Sun single, “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” breaks out in Nashville and New Orleans, becoming his first chart hit outside of his native Memphis.
1963: The Beatles, “I Wanna Be Your Man” was released, a song originally written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to provide friends the Rolling Stones with a hit song.
1966: The Yardbirds, in their first concert featuring Jimmy Page on lead guitar, open at San Francisco’s Fillmore West.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience went into De Lane Lea studios in London and recorded their first single–“Hey Joe”.
1971: Rod Stewart ruled for a fourth week on the album chart with Every Picture Tells a Story. He held off Imagine from John Lennon while Shaft by Isaac Hayes was third
1972: Ringo Starr, Keith Moon and David Essex began filming for the musical That’ll Be the Day.
1976: Led Zeppelin make their belated US television debut on an episode of the syndicated Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.
1978: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempted to commit suicide while awaiting trial for killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
1978: CBS Records raised the price of vinyl records by one dollar to $8.98.
2007: The first trial of legendary producer Phil Spector — accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 — ends in a mistrial, with ten jurors voting him guilty and two not guilty.
2011: The Love About Music blog shared its first post.