Author: bbabin

Woodstock, Welcome, and Rubber Memories — August 15

August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat,…

Billie Holiday

“On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse, aged 43, (while under arrest for heroin possession, with police officers stationed at the door to…

This Day in Music: June 23

June 23 2004: A Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed ‘Blackie’ sold at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 (£564,412) in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. The proceeds of the sale went towards Clapton’s Crossroads addiction clinic,…

How Big Zephyr Got Its Name Part 2

https://youtu.be/Pg13zu_OrL8 The entrance to "kiddieland" at Ponchartrain Beach Amusement Park, with the famous lighthouse in the background. The famous lighthouse (picture taken in 2007). The actual white sand beach (picture taken in 2007). What is left of the famous ZEPHYR...
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