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LIST: Classic Diamond Albums

Two iconic albums were released on this day (February 10th):  Carole King’s Tapesty (1971) and Van Halen’s self-titled debut album (1978.)  What do these two albums have in common?  They’re both part of a very select group of albums that have been certified Diamond (10 million copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America…

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THE WEIGHT (music of The Band) comes to Ardmore Music Hall

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Weider, who joined The Band as lead guitarist, singer and songwriter after the departure of Robbie Robertson. He heads up THE WEIGHT which is dedicated to preserving and presenting the music of The Band. All the members of THE WEIGHT bring authenticity to this project as they…
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February 10, 1970: ZZ Top Play Their First Gig

When you think of a Knights of Columbus Hall, fundraisers and the game of Bingo probably come to mind. It might be hard to believe that ZZ Top played their first-ever gig at one of the halls in Beaumont, Texas. Their first gig happened on February 10, 1970.

Chicago Confirms Rock Hall Induction Performance

In the wake of Peter Cetera's announcement that he won't be participating in Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on April 8, the group’s confirmed that it "is honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...and are looking forward to performing at the event."