The Muppet Show, with its vaudeville-style variety show format, absurd sense of humor, and reputation for letting guests do whatever they wanted to, showcased many talented musicians over the years. Among the performers were Alice Cooper, Buddy Rich, Debbie Harry, Dizzie Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash, Liza Minelli, — Read more
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
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.”
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 The paper talked about a rumor going around the campus that McCartney had died in 1966, and had been replaced by a double.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
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.
Award-winning digital console hits the road with legendary band Living Colour
9/26/2013 Seattle, WA — Living Colour is on the road with the BEHRINGERX32 as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut recording Vivid. To ensure consistent performances and great sound, they chose to deploy the X32 for both front-of-house (FOH) and monitor duties.
BEHRINGER’s X32 is designed to provide seamless integration for the performers and sound engineer, resulting in consistent, high-quality mixes at FOH — and the musician’s in-ear and floor-wedge monitors. With full recall, motorized faders and 8 Stereo FX — Read more
When the wunderkinder from Germany’s F.R.E.I. hit the road this summer in support of their debut album, “Grenzenlos”, they were not neophytes. Having already sold more than 10 million records collectively in previous groups, the members of F.R.E.I. are seasoned vets of the touring scene. Being familiar with the myriad options available, they chose the powerful and intuitive X32 family of products for their live sound support.
Daniel Wagner, lead vocalist for F.R.E.I. offered, “Kudos to BEHRINGER for putting lightning in a — Read more
Located in the heart of West Hollywood, the Whisky A Go-Go has served as the launching pad for literally dozens of high profile acts over the years, gaining a well-deserved reputation as “the place to play” in Los Angeles. Recently, this iconic nightclub added its first digital mixing consoles, placing the powerhouse BEHRINGERX32 into both the front of house and monitor positions.
“Our last console was purchased about 30 years ago, and obviously it was analog. So it was time,” notes Leonard Contreras, production — Read more