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1969 – Woodstock Begins

August 15th, 1969 Promising “three days of peace, love, and music,” The Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins on Max Yasgur’s sixty-acre farm in Bethel, NY (nearby Woodstock being the original location). Featuring two dozen…

1957 – Buddy Holly and The Crickets Play The Apollo

August 16th, 1957 Buddy Holly and The Crickets, still being billed by the band name only, begin a six-night engagement at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, the first white rock act to play the venue. Although crowds…

1964 – The Kinks Score Their First Hit – You Really Got Me

August 13th, 1964 The Kinks score their first hit as “You Really Got Me,” written by Ray Davies on his mother’s piano, enters the British charts. Releases 1965:The Beatles, Help! 1966:The Supremes, “You Can’t Hurry…

1877 – Thomas Edison Finishes the Prototype of His New Invention, The Phonograph

August 12th, 1877 Thomas Edison finishes the prototype of his new invention, the phonograph, and hands it over to his master mechanic John Kreusi to build. Kreusi bets Edison two dollars that the contraption will…

1969 – Beatles Crossing the Road

August 8th, 1969 Photographer Iain MacMillan shoots the cover for what would be the Beatles’ last recorded album, Abbey Road, just outside the studios of the same name where the band recorded most of its…

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Gretsch G6120SH Brian Setzer Hot Rod

Gretsch G6120SH Brian Setzer Hot Rod

Gretsch® Brian Setzer Hot Rod Models are stripped down and built to Brian’s exacting specs. Now featuring a striking assortment…

Ernie Ball 6180 VPJr

Ernie Ball 6180 VPJr

Ernie Ball 6180 VPJr – Mono 250K (for use with Passive electronics) From the Manufacturer New compact design allows more…

Martin Guitar To Present Four New Models At 2015 Summer NAMM In Nashville, TN

Martin Guitar To Present Four New Models At 2015 Summer NAMM In Nashville, TN

C. F. Martin & Co. announced the notable new models to be presented at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in…

Dunlap – Sub Machine® Octave Fuzz

Dunlap – Sub Machine® Octave Fuzz

The MXR Sub Machine Fuzz kicks open the door to epic and unbridled sonic exploration. This mean little box combines…

Peavey PV® 6 and PV® 6 BT Mixing Consoles

Peavey PV® 6 and PV® 6 BT Mixing Consoles

Music and audio innovator Peavey Electronics® proudly announces the immediate availability of the next level in world-class non-powered mixer performance:…

Variax Guitar Collection

Variax Guitar Collection

A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF GUITARS Amazing tone. And plenty of mojo. In our quest for the ultimate guitar tones, we…

Boz – IMPERIAL DELAY 1.5

Boz – IMPERIAL DELAY 1.5

Here is a list of the new features: Separate control over Left and Right delays New Presets Better Preset Management…

Peavey Power Slide™

Peavey Power Slide™

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Fender “John Popper” Signature Harmonica

Fender “John Popper” Signature Harmonica

SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE AND SOUND Fender creates instantly recognizable tools of the trade for the world’s most demanding musicians, including Blues…

Blackstar – ID:Core BEAM Super Wide Stereo Guitar Amp

Blackstar – ID:Core BEAM Super Wide Stereo Guitar Amp

Blackstar is proud to introduce the new ID:Core BEAM. Based on the control set of the critically acclaimed and best-selling…

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…

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