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This Historic Day In Music: Ivan Vaughan Changed The World

Here’s how. Ivan Vaughan was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England. Ivan attended the Dovedale Primary School where one of his friends was an older boy named John Lennon. After primary school, Ivan went to the Liverpool Institute … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John Winston Lennon

Seventy-five years ago today, on October 9, 1940, at 7:00 am in the Maternity Hospital on Oxford Street in Liverpool, England, John Winston Lennon was born. He was the first and only child of Fred and Julia Stanley Lennon. John … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John Lennon

George Martin, the Beatles’ record producer, is quoted many times in the magnificent and massive volume called The Beatles Anthology. (“Here for the first time in print, is the history of The Beatles – by The Beatles.”) Here’s one, from … Continue reading

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Verse 1, Verse 2

In September 1980, John Lennon told David Sheff, an interviewer for Playboy magazine, that “In My Life” was “the first song that I wrote that was really, consciously about my life.” John elaborated: “‘In My Life’ started out as a … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: August 18, 1962, Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, England

In 1959, he was the drummer with Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, the biggest of all the groups in Liverpool, England at that time. But it wasn’t until October and November of 1960 when Rory Storm & The  Hurricanes played alternating sets, seven nights a week, 6 … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Paul Met John

Of all the historic days in music that I have celebrated in this blog, few, in my mind, are of a level of significance equal to that of this day. 55 years ago, on Saturday, July 6, 1957, 16-year-old John Lennon and … Continue reading

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