July 3, 1988 – The final Texxas Jam takes place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas – it is now called the “Monsters of Rock.” The headliners are Van Halen, the Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica and Kingdom Come. During Van Halen’s set, Sammy Hagar loses his voice and promises the crowd Van Halen will play a free concert in Dallas … Continue reading CDJ Today: July 3 in Classic Rock
A plaque commemorating $1M in sales of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album sold at auction this week. The item, which had a minimum bid of $20,000, ultimately sold for $25,000. The RIAA plaque, which was presented to and owned by founding band member and keyboardist Richard Wright, was accompanied by an … Continue reading Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Plaque Sells at Auction
An RIAA award presented to and owned by Richard Wright for Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon will be auctioned off this week. The plaque is accompanied by an LOA from Wright’s second wife, Franka Wright. It was presented to commemorate sales of the album totaling more than $1M. The plaque reads: “PRESENTED … Continue reading Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Plaque Up for Auction
10 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was Pink Floyd’s debut album, and the only one ever made under the leadership of founding member, Syd Barrett. Produced by Norman Smith and released in 1967, the album was positively received by both the press and the general public. … Continue reading Top 10 Best Pink Floyd Albums
I was invited by a promoter friend of mine, Danny Zelisko to attend the Roger Waters dress rehearsal of his new show Us + Them held for family and friends. It took place at the Meadowlands arena, and although some press and radio folks were invited, mostly the audience was, indeed, family and friends of … Continue reading Roger Waters Dress Rehearsal Us + Them Tour — Spectacular!
I have noticed over years that some artists lose their edge. Some record new albums with less of a work ethic that they had in the past. Perhaps they see creating a new album as just a calling card to shed some new light on their band and help set up a tour. Perhaps they … Continue reading Roger Waters — Still Relevant!
May 12, 1967 – Pink Floyd perform what may have been the first concert in quadraphonic sound when they place loudspeakers at the back of the concert hall at “Games for May,” a swanky affair at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Adding to the otherworldly experience, Roger Waters throws potatoes at a gong, Nick Mason mic’s up a saw to cut through … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 12
Roger Waters hasn’t exactly been quiet about his disapproval of President Trump, so it’s no surprise that the former Pink Floyd bassist and songwriter turned solo artist has given the O.K. to an anti-Trump architectural installation project inspired in part by the Pink Floyd inflatable pig. Architect Jeffrey Roberts announced his plans for “Flying Pigs … Continue reading Pink Floyd-inspired Inflatable Pigs to Block Trump Tower in Chicago This Summer
May 1, 1967 – Elvis Presley (32) marries Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. This was the first marriage for them both and the only time Elvis was officially married. The cake cost $3200, which at the time was more than the price of an average car. The only celebrity guest was comedian Redd … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 1