Friday, December 28, 2007

Picture Discs

I love to explore the Internet and find fascinating and informative websites to share. I want to share a site that I hope you will find interesting, about picture discs called

Not only does it show fantastic images of specific picture discs by famous rock and roll bands, but also has some history and a discography as well. Stop by soon, you will love what you see!

This Day In Music- December 28

Happy birthday to Alex Chilton of the Box Tops ("The Letter") who turns 57.

The late Dorsey Burnette ("Tall Oak Tree") was born in 1932.

The late Roebuck "Pops" Staples of the Staple Singers ("Respect Yourself") was born in 1915.

"Temptations Day" was declared in Detroit, 1969

Keith Moon of the Who emcees a Sha-Na-Na concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, in 1971.

In 2003, The Who's Pete Townshend tells a London newspaper he contemplated suicide after police arrested him for accessing a kiddie porn Web site. Charges were later dropped.

Also in 2003, in an interview with 60 Minutes, Michael Jackson denies allegations of child abuse, saying, ""Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists." He also claims he was roughed up by the Santa Barbara police after he turned himself in to face charges earlier this month.

In 1983, Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowns after diving into the ocean at Marina Del Rey in California.

In 1968, Led Zeppelin play their first ever gig in Canada at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum supporting Vanilla Fudge and the MC5.

1946, Johnny's younger brother Edgar Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas. His group went to No. 1 in 1973 with "Frankenstein."

In 1959, Frankie Avalon's second chart topper, "Why" becomes Billboard's last number one song of the fifties.

1974- Although Cher had earlier turned the song down, "Angie Baby" becomes a number one hit in the US for Helen Reddy. Cher had also rejected "The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia,” which Vicki Lawrence took to the top in April, 1973.

2004 A North Carolina man named Wade Jones sold three tablespoons of water taken from a cup used by Elvis Presley during a 1977 concert for $455.

In 2005, the body of Barry Cowsill, bass guitarist for The Cowsills, was recovered on from the Chartres Street Wharf, New Orleans. He was killed on or about September 1st from injuries believed to be caused by Hurricane Katrina. He was 51.