Category Archives: 45’s

San Diego, CA

4-22-13          San Diego, CA Happy birthday, Charles Mingus!  (Born 1922).  On 4/22/64 The Dave Clark 5 45 “Bits and Pieces” charts at No. 3 in England.  On 4/22/67 the Pink Floyd 45 “Arnold Layne” charts at No. 20 in England.  … Continue reading

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The Stranglers

2-19-13          The Stranglers Goodbye, Bon Scott (on 2/19/81).  On 2-19-77 The Stranglers “(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)” 45 charts at No. 44 in England.  Happy birthday, Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, born 1948. So, it was that long ago … Continue reading

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45’s!

1-31-13          45’s!! Happy birthday, Phil Manzanera!  (Born 1951).  On 1/31/81 The Stranglers 45 “Thrown Away” charts at No. 42 in England.  On 2/3/63 The Beatles 45 “Please Please Me” charts at No. 2 in England.  On 2/1/64 the Manfred Mann … Continue reading

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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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7″ Heaven

1-22-13          7” Heaven On 1/22/66 the Roger Miller 45 “England Swings” charts at No. 13 in England.  Happy birthday, Sam Cooke, born 1931. Last weekend, I visited some central California record stores, and came up with a good number of … Continue reading

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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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10cc – Art For Art’s Sake 45

12-20-12        10cc – “Art For Art’s Sake” 45 On 12/23/72 the David Bowie 45 “Jean Genie” charts at No. 2 in England.  On 12/23/73 the Leo Sayer 45 “The Show Must Go On” charts at No. 2 in England.  On … Continue reading

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Donovan “Sunshine Superman” 45

12-17-12        Donovan – “Sunshine Superman” 45 On 12/17/66 the Donovan 45 “Sunshine Superman” charts at No. 2 in England. The Donovan 45 had been out in the US (on Epic Records) since summer ’66 and was Donovan’s only US #1 … Continue reading

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