1967 Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd melts down on the Pat Boone show. When the band mimes the song “Apples and Oranges” for the show, Barrett refuses to lip-sync. He just stares at the cameras – finally Roger Waters lip-syncs the song in his place. The tour is cut short after Barrett de-tunes his guitar and makes random sounds with it during a show at the Fillmore West. He is replaced for live shows by David Gilmour soon after.
Throughout late 1967 and 1968, Barrett’s behavior gets progressively more erratic. His — Read more
New mixer combines groundbreaking processing and remote control in a single rack space
10/24/2013 Seattle — Now available at authorized dealers and online stores worldwide, the BEHRINGER X32 Core 40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixer packs the complete mix capabilities of the full X32 into a single rack space. The X32 CORE appeals to audio professionals who seek world-class audio processing, plus advanced remote-control for live sound, install and recording solutions.
Allocating the critically-acclaimed processing and vast signal-routing flexibility of its X32 siblings in only 1U rack space, the X32 CORE opens up a complete new universe of applications for professional — Read more
1972 The Fifties-revival movie “That’ll Be The Day,” starring Ringo Starr, David Essex, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and Nashville Teens’ John Hawken, begins filming in England. It’s the story of a lonely, alienated young man (Essex) who finds an outlet for his frustration playing rock and roll.
Most of the actors in the film are musicians who’ve lived through the late ’50′s and early ’60′s era of rock, lending the film a feel of authenticity. The movie is loosely based on the Harry — Read more
Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) has been around for four decades, so there’s not a lot the band “needs” in terms of tools to tweak their sound. But the band members say life has been easier, and their performances better, since they started using BEHRINGER POWERPLAY P16 personal monitors.
“They [P16s] have changed the way they play,” says the band’s Front of House Engineer, Terry Jackson. “They play together more because they can hear better.”
Jackson and the band members spoke — Read more
Photo by Seon Mi Hwang of her X32 mixer made of LEGO bricks
Seon Mi Hwang of Incheon, South Korea (located 17 miles west of Seoul across the Han River), says she was intrigued by a tiny LEGO piece she thought looked a lot like the faders commonly found on audio mixers. Once struck by inspiration, she started searching online.
“Soon, I found an image that looked very cool!” she said via email. “Later, I found out — Read more
1969 Paul McCartney denies being dead in response to a storm of rumors about his demise.
The rumors, which were then concentrated in London, started when McCartney was involved in a car accident in 1967. The Beatles Book fanzine denied the story and it faded away.
However in September of 1969, a Drake University student newspaper published the headline story “Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?” The paper talked about a rumor going around the campus that McCartney had died in 1966, and had been replaced by a double. The paper cited various “clues” from recent Beatles albums, — Read more
1968 Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is awarded Best Album at the Country Music Awards.
Johnny Cash first became interested in Folsom Prison in 1953, when his Air Force Security Service unit watched a movie called “Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.” The movie inspired Cash to write his hit song “Folsom Prison Blues,” which was his second single on Sun Records.
The song became a favorite of prisoners around the U.S. Many of them wrote Cash, asking if he would perform for them. His first prison show took place in 1957, at — Read more
1961 The movie version of the Broadway musical “West Side Story” is released. The movie is based on the 1957 musical, written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. The story is based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.”
The film, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, becomes the second highest grossing movie of 1961. It goes on to win ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. West Side Story won more Oscars than any other musical film to this day.
Some of the best-known — Read more
1962 The Beatles make their television debut. Between their lunch and evening shows at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, the Beatles travel to Granada TV Centre in Manchester, where they make a live appearance on a local program called “People and Places.” They play two songs: “Some Other Guy” and “Love Me Do”, which had been released just twelve days earlier. Beatles producer George Martin called that release day, Friday, October 5, 1962, “The day the world changed.”
Although they would appear on a number of — Read more
It’s so distracting when your worship service is constantly interrupted by howler monkeys, parrots and cicadas – not to mention having to deal with significant road noise, rapidly changing weather conditions and less than ideal acoustic factors. These are just some of the challenges that Chad Luelluen and his team wrestle with during services in their Guanacaste, Costa Rica house of worship.
Working in an open space with concrete floors and a tin roof, it can be difficult to get accurate sound reproduction without feedback, achieve excellent audience — Read more