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1964 – Beatlemania

April 15th, 1964 After a long day of filming for their first movie, which is still titled Beatlemania!, The Beatles relax as Ringo Starr declares, oddly, that it’s been “a hard day’s night.” John immediately…

1966 – Janis Joplin

May 10th, 1966 Struggling singer Janis Joplin, back home in her native Texas, is invited back out to San Francisco by her friend Chet Helms, who invites her to audition with a group he’s managing…

1959 – 1st Grammy Awards

May 4th, 1959 The very first Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Record of the Year going to Domenico Modugno’s “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” and Henry Mancini’s The Music From Peter…

1955 – Chuck Berry

May 1st, 1955 A St. Louis guitarist named Chuck Berry is signed to Chess Records in Chicago after bluesman Muddy Waters recommends him to the label. Releases 1965: The Supremes, “Back In My Arms Again”…

1968 – David Bowie

April 24th 1986 The newly-formed Apple Records decides not to sign a young talent named David Bowie. Releases 1957: Ricky Nelson, “I’m Walkin'” 1958: Dion and the Belmonts, “I Wonder Why” 1959: The Drifters, “There…

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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…

Zoom introduces the H4nSP

Zoom introduces the H4nSP

Zoom’s world acclaimed, best-selling H4n Handy Recorder is now made available in a more affordable solution package. The H4nSP provides…

Legendary Producer Eddie Kramer F-Pedals

Legendary Producer Eddie Kramer F-Pedals

  F-Pedals. is a new line of incredibly compact, versatile and mind-blowing guitar pedals designed by artist and musician Francesco Sondelli…

John Lennon Signature Guitar Amp

John Lennon Signature Guitar Amp

Fargen Amplification Introduces Second John Lennon Signature Guitar Amplifier   Sacramento, CA – Fargen Amplification has introduced the second guitar…

Akai_MPC Software

Akai_MPC Software

MORE POWER, MORE VERSATILITY—AKAI PRO ANNOUNCES FURTHER MPC SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENTS MPC Software v1.3 brings improved workflow, redesigned plugin architecture, and…

Soundblox 2 Orbital Modulator

Soundblox 2 Orbital Modulator

SOUNDBLOX® 2 ORBITAL MODULATOR NOW AVAILABLE Designed to work equally well with guitar or bass, the Orbital Modulator is a combination…

Taylor Guitars Sweeps Awards at the Winter NAMM Show

Taylor Guitars Sweeps Awards at the Winter NAMM Show

Tuesday February 3, 2015 By: chalise.zolezzi EL CAJON, Calif. – February 3, 2015 – At the Winter NAMM Show, five…

IK Multimedia – iLectric Piano for iPad

IK Multimedia – iLectric Piano for iPad

Turn any iPad into the ultimate electric piano instrument IK Multimedia Releases iLectric Piano for iPad     IK Multimedia…

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Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1864, and schooled as an engineer in Germany, Alfred Stieglitz returned to New York…

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