Author: Oliver Cook

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his version of “All Along the Watchtower” [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Originally penned by Bob Dylan, the song is renowned for it’s bizarre lyrics and whirling guitars. Dylan wrote the song while recuperating from a motorcycle accident and settling...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls-atsOhL7E" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1969, John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band relaxed in Toronto after making their debut at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival the day before [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The gig itself nearly never went ahead after difficulties assembling the musical giants...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="4511" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1968, the group that would come to be known as Led Zeppelin would perform their debut live show in Denmark [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Billed as “The New Yardbirds” and promoted as a natural succession from the original Yardbirds. This promotion was kept...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUO8ScYVeDo"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1968, The Rolling Stones released what would come to be considered as one of their most overtly political songs, “Street Fighting Man” [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The song was inspired by Jagger’s attendance at an anti-war rally at the US embassy in London, during...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu3_2w4ff6Q" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1969, John Lennon recorded one of his best known solo singles, “Cold Turkey” [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The song was Lennon’s second solo effort, following “Give Peace a Chance”, and it’s dark lyrical content was considered a departure from the usually cheerful music...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui0EgRsFVN8" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in in 1977, the world mourned the loss of the original King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The King was found unconscious in his home by his road manager, who rang for an ambulance after failing to wake him....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5RGns2Ffdo" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1972, Paul McCartney and his wife Linda were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs after a concert in Gothenburg [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The pair were pulled over while driving back to their hotel and found with an undisclosed amount of marijuana....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ojDhpzRrTk" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono set about recording their final LP together, Double Fantasy [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Their first release following a five year hiatus in which the couple focussed on raising their son, Sean, the album was also the first...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2AVtjnLL3PFWUOMIVQHd2ZQZBt6xnpbs"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin kicked off a monumental three night show at Madison Square Garden in New York, concluding a massive three month tour [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The band performed three consecutive nights, and on the night of the third, it was discovered that...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F0ytNzHDj8" align="center"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] On this day in 1965, renowned singer-songwriter Bob Dylan releases what would become his biggest ever hit [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4464" img_size="medium" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] “Like a Rolling Stone” was released on July 20th, 1965 and quickly climbed to number 2 in the US and number 4...