Category Archives: 12″ Records

Mainframe

1-30-13          Mainframe Unless I have my dates wrong, today is my 15th anniversary with Dorothy!        Happy birthday, Marty Balin (of The Jefferson Airplane), born 1945.  The Beatles play their rooftop concert, in London, 1969. Mainframe’s 5 minutes of fame runs … Continue reading

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Next Month

Hi there,I am preparing to write most of next month’s blogs at present – i think the topic will be ‘formats’. 7″, 12″, LP, Cassette, 8-track, Reel-to-reel, VHS, Beta, Laser disc, DVD, SA-CD, DAT, DCC etc.  

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Dieter Meier Book

1-21-13          Dieter Meier Book January 19th:  Happy birthday, Janis Joplin, born 1943.  On 1/21/67 the Cream 45 “I Feel Free” charts at No. 11 in England.  Also on 1/21/67 the debut 45 by The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Hey Joe” charts … Continue reading

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San Francisco trip – 12/12, 1/13

1-7-13             San Francisco trip – December 2012, January 2013 January 6th:  Syd Barrett, born 1946.  On 1/7/55 the Bill Haley & The Comets 45 “Rock Around The Clock” charts for the first time in England.  On 1/5/74 Yes “Tales … Continue reading

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September 2002 Music Purchases

9-4-12             September 2002 Music Purchases Guitarist Danny Gatton born 1945  ; on 9-2-72 Rod Stewart “You Wear It Well” 45 was No. 1 in England; on 9-1-73 Rod Stewart “Sing It Again Rod” LP was No. 1 in England; … Continue reading

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Orange County Record Stores

8-30-12          Orange County Record Stores C&W legend Kitty Wells born 1919, DJ John Peel born 1939; on 8-30-75 Rod Stewart “Atlantic Crossing” LP was No. 1 in England. As I live relatively close to Orange County, CA – I used … Continue reading

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The Damned (on MCA)

8-29-12          The Damned (on MCA) Charlie Parker born 1920; 8-29-81 John Foxx “Europe (After The Rain)” 45 charts at No. 40 in England. The Damned, the venerable British “punk” act had a run on MCA UK in ’85-’87; their numbering … Continue reading

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