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1963 – Paul Revere And The Raiders

May 23rd, 1963 Paul Revere and the Raiders sign their first major label contract with Columbia. Releases 1964: The Beach Boys, “I Get Around” 1966: The Beatles, “Paperback Writer” b/w “Rain” 1969: The Who, Tommy…

1967 – Jimi Hendrix

May 20th, 1967 Jimi Hendrix signs with the Reprise label. Releases 1954: Bill Haley and His Comets, “Rock Around The Clock” Recording 1941: Harry James, “You Made Me Love You” 1957: Frank Sinatra, “Witchcraft” Charts…

1961 – Everly Brothers

May 19th, 1961 The Everly Brothers form the Calliope label, the first artist-owned label to be formed by a rock group. Releases 1973: Paul Simon, “Kodachrome” 1978: Dire Straits, “Sultans Of Swing” Recording 1958: Ritchie…

1970 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

May16th, 1970 Randy Bachman leaves the Guess Who to produce an album for Winnipeg band Brave Belt, which he eventually joins. At the suggestion of Neil Young, Bachman recruits fellow Winnipeg bassist and vocalist C.F.…

1954 – Elvis Presley Auditions

May 15th, 1954 A Memphis truck driver named Elvis Presley auditions with the house band at Memphis’ Hi Hat Club and is told he’ll never make it as a singer. Releases 1970: The Carpenters, Close…

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Martin Guitars LE-HMSD 2015

Martin Guitars LE-HMSD 2015

  The Basics This Limited Edition model features an HMS Dreadnought printed on a Sitka spruce top with Martin’s Vintage…

‘Sound System’ is Back

‘Sound System’ is Back

LONDON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire – Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, the monolithic speaker stack from the British audio innovators, makes a…

Celestial Effects Releases the Sagittarius Overdrive Boost

Celestial Effects Releases the Sagittarius Overdrive Boost

SAGITTARIUS OVERDRIVE BOOST The Sagittarius Overdrive Boost includes two great discrete effects in one space saving pedal. A very transparent…

Carl Martin Releases the Octaswitch Mk3

Carl Martin Releases the Octaswitch Mk3

Denmark (May 6, 2015) — The Octa MK3 has the exact same features as the Octa MKII but in a…

Vox – V847 Wah Pedal

Vox – V847 Wah Pedal

Based on the specifications of the original pedal developed by VOX in the ’60s, the new Wah-Wah offers guitarists the…

VOX – AC10 Custom

VOX – AC10 Custom

The AC10 was one of the first amplifiers to bear the VOX name and has long been adored for his…

IK Multimedia Introduces UltraTuner

IK Multimedia Introduces UltraTuner

Ultra-accurate – Ultra-fast – Ultra-responsive If you’re looking for the most accurate instrument and calibration tuner for iOS, then you’ve…

Cry Baby® Wah Wah GCB95

Cry Baby® Wah Wah GCB95

When people talk about wah-wah pedals, they’re talking about the Cry Baby Wahs. This is the one that created some…

Soundbrenner Pulse – World’s First Wearable Device for Musicians

Soundbrenner Pulse – World’s First Wearable Device for Musicians

March 31, 2015 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Until now, the wearables revolution in technology has centered mostly on…

Line 6 Firehawk FX Now Available

Line 6 Firehawk FX Now Available

Calabasas, Calif.—April 2, 2015—Line 6, Inc. today announced the worldwide availability of Firehawk™ FX, a powerful new multi-effect guitar processor…

EVH® Debuts Exclusive Up Close & PersonalEddie Van Halen GoPro Video

EVH® Debuts Exclusive Up Close & PersonalEddie Van Halen GoPro Video

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 18, 2015) – EVH is proud to announce the release of a brand new exclusive video of…

Fender® Releases New Standard Series Guitar

Fender® Releases New Standard Series Guitar

For modern guitarists who want heavy and aggressive tone, the STANDARD STRATOCASTER® HH is armed with two Blacktop™ open-coil humbucking…

Zivix’s jamstik to Donate Hundreds of SmartGuitars to Educational Organizations

Zivix’s jamstik to Donate Hundreds of SmartGuitars to Educational Organizations

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zivix, the technology company striving to make music accessible to everyone, continued its commitment to education, announcing more than…

Line 6 Relay G70 Digital Guitar Wireless Revolutionary System

Line 6 Relay G70 Digital Guitar Wireless Revolutionary System

CALABASAS, Calif.—March 31, 2015— Line 6, Inc. today announced the availability of the Relay® G70 digital wireless system. Delivering next-generation…

T. Graham Brown – Chordbuddy

T. Graham Brown – Chordbuddy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 1, 2015) – ChordBuddy is the brand new innovative guitar learning system that is perfect for guitar…

PRS – Alex Lifeson

PRS – Alex Lifeson

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) March 17, 2015 – PRS Guitars is pleased to continue their relationship with Alex Lifeson of Rush with…

’68 Fender Custom Twin Reverb®

’68 Fender Custom Twin Reverb®

  The guitarist with an eye and ear for late-’60s Fender “silverface” style will love the ’68 Custom Twin Reverb,…

DEE DEE RAMONE PRECISION BASS®

DEE DEE RAMONE PRECISION BASS®

Punk bass starts with Douglas “Dee Dee Ramone” Colvin. As the pounding heart of the Ramones, he pioneered a no-frills…

Simmons Introduces the SD100KIT

Simmons Introduces the SD100KIT

Thousand Oaks, CA – March 2015…Simmons, the first name in electronic drums,announces the SD100KIT 5-piece compact electronic drum set. Sporting…

Gibson Brands Is Proud to Announce A Very Special Collaboration With Bob Dylan

Gibson Brands Is Proud to Announce A Very Special Collaboration With Bob Dylan

Nashville, TN – November 25, 2014—Gibson Brands, Inc. in collaboration with Bob Dylan will be releasing two new special SJ-200…

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Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico is a photograph by Ansel Adams, taken late in the afternoon on November 1, 1941,[1]from a shoulder…

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