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The Doors Break Up, John Peel’s 72nd Birthday and I Got You Babe

We decided to have a little Dolphin Music Twitter debate over which date you’d like to hear about today. The votes were tied, and we weren’t sure how pleased you’d be about receiving the 1965 news over 1971! So we have three dates for you today, John Peel’s 72nd birthday, a Sonny & Cher number 1 and the day The Doors split up, just 2 years after Jim Morrison’s death.

The First Ever Artist Owned Studio

On this day in 1970, Jimi Hendrix opened not only his first recording studio, but the world’s first artist recording studio in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Named Electric Lady Studios, the initial plan was to re-open the Generation Club Hendrix had invested jointly in with his manager Michael Jeffery. When he realised the investment would serve them much better as a recording studio, plans were scrapped, and Hendrix finally found an end to his search for the perfect recording environment.

August 25th - This Day in Music

1994 - the highly anticipated reunion between Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page occurred on a 90 minute “UnLedded” MTV project. See the tracks released on the album, and a full list of Jimmy Page Gear! In addition to the acoustic numbers featured, there are reworking’s of a number of Led Zeppelin classics, along with four Middle-Eastern Moroccan-influenced songs.  and a full list of Jimmy Page Gear!

August 24th - This Day in Music

Imagine paying £12.50 to go to Reading festival this weekend. And then, imagine you were in 1980. You’d be seeing Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher play live at the 20th National Rock Festival, Reading Rock 80 for just that price. Unbelievable eh?

Plugging your guitar into iPad

I literally cannot emphasise the amount of products we’ve got coming in at the moment that are iOS related. This year has been the ‘…device for iPad, iPod and iPod Touch’, and I must say, here in Dolphin marketing team we are all loving it. You probably already know how easy it is to create a song on the iPad if your the proud owner of the AmpliTube iRig, AmpKit Link or Apogee’s Jam interface, but if you’re one of those dubious guitarists who don’t think creating songs through your iOS device is for you, let us change your mind with the help of our friends over at Apogee.

August 22nd - This Day In Music

As an influential post-war blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, John Lee Hooker was most known for his droning one-chord blues playing that was so different from the Delta Blues of the time. He was said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, even incorporating boogie-woogie piano style and rhythm to his amazing music. His best known songs include “Boom Boom” and “Boogie Chillen” which are both fantastic when you hear them on vinyl. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you will be hard pressed to find a better blues musician than John Lee Hooker.

In Stock Now: Novation Twitch DJ Control

We’re pleased to announce that Novation’s cutting edge DJ controller and audio interface has arrived in stock, find out more about Twitch here.

Tech Review: Freshtone Lost Tapes Vol. 1

We take a look at Freshtone’s ‘Lost Tapes Vol. 1’ library featuring some rich, authentic sounding funk and soul one shots and loops to see if they have what it takes to make it in the cut throat sample collection market.