On September 01, 1979.


U2 12

On September 01, 1979, U2 released their first record “Three” also known as “U2-3”. The three-song EP recorded was produced by Bono Vox, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and Chas de Whalley, and was available only in Ireland when released. Only 1000 copies were pressed in both 7” and 12” format.

EP track list:

  1. Out of control
  2. Stories for boys
  3. Boy-girl

On August 17, 1991.


On August 17, 1991, Nirvana shot the video clip for the song “Smells like teen spirit”. The shooting that included Nirvana fans as audience took place at GMT Studios in Culver City, California. The cost of the video production was less than $50,000 and the video won Nirvana the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. In year 2000, the Guinness World Records named “Smells like teen spirit” the “Most Played Video” on MTV Europe.

On August 15, 1969.



On August 15, 1969, Woodstock Festival started on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. The three day festival was attended by more then 400,000 people. Some of the festival performers were Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie and Joe Cocker.

Roy Buchanan

On August 14, 1988, Roy Buchanan died aged 48. He was  musician (guitar, bass) and songwriter, known as a the pioneer of “Telecaster” sound. Magazine “Guitar Player” praised him as one of the “50 Greatest tones of all time”. Jeff Beck dedicated the song “Cause we’ve ended as lovers” to Buchanan in 1975 on his “Blow by Blow” album.

Les Paul

On August 13, 2009, guitarist Les Paul died at the age of 94.Les Paul has developed one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which was released for commercial sale in 1952 and had serious impact to the birth of Rock’n’ Roll. Les Paul has also developed few other important recording innovations such as multi-track recording and overdubbing.

On June 30, 2014.


On June 30, 2014, “Virgin” and “Universal” labels released “Monty Python’s Total Rubbish”, box set of the nine UK Monty Pythons albums: “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, “Another Monty Python Record”, “Monty Python’s Previous Record”, “Matching Tie and Handkerchief”, “Live at Drury Lane”, “Holy Grail”, “Life of Brian”, “Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album” and “The Meaning Of Life”.


  • Andre Jaquemin – mastering
  • Sean Magee – mastering
  • Terry Gilliam – artwork, design
  • Darren Evans – additional artwork, additional design
  • Rie Lipson – package layout
  • Monty Pythons – liner notes
  • Robert Ross – liner notes
  • Holly Gilliam – project coordinator

CD1: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

  1. Flying Sheep
  2. A Man with Three Buttocks
  3. Crunchy Frog (Trade Description Act)
  4. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
  5. The Mouse Problem
  6. Buying a Bed
  7. Interesting People
  8. Barber Shop Sketch (The Barber)
  9. Lumberjack Song
  10. Interview
  11. Arthur Two Sheds
  12. Children’s Stories
  13. Visitors
  14. Albatross
  15. Mr Hilter
  16. The North Minehead By-Election
  17. Me, Doctor
  18. Dead Parrot Sketch
  19. Self Defense

CD2: Another Monty Python Record

  1. Introduction (Part 1)
  2. Introduction (Apology)
  3. Spanish Inquisition (Part 1) (Extended)
  4. Gumby Theatre
  5. Contradiction
  6. Abattoire
  7. Spanish Inquisition (Part 2)
  8. Ethel The Frog
  9. Mary Queen Of Scots (Extended)
  10. Spanish Inquisition (Ending) (Extended)
  11. Sound Quiz
  12. Be A Great Actor
  13. Neville Shunt
  14. Festival Hall Emille
  15. Spam Sketch
  16. Spam Song (Edit)
  17. Camp Judges
  18. Stake Your Claim
  19. Lifeboat
  20. Camp Judges (Part 2)
  21. Undertaker 1:40
  22. Knees Up Mother Brown Sketch
  23. Treadmill Lager
  24. Bishop At Home (Mr. Stoddard)
  25. Court Room Sketch
  26. Undertaker (Dead Bishops On The Landing)

CD3: Monty Python’s Previous Record

  1. Introduction
  2. Are You Embarrassed Easily?
  3. A Book At Bedtime
  4. England 1747 Denis Moore
  5. Money Program
  6. Money Song
  7. Denis Moore (Part 2)
  8. Denis Moore Song (Robin Hood Theme)
  9. Australian Table Wine
  10. Denis Moore Song (Robin Hood Theme) (Part 2)
  11. Argument (Edit)
  12. How To Do It
  13. Denis Moore Song (Robin Hood Theme) (Part 3)
  14. Pepperpots
  15. Personal Freedom
  16. Denis Moore Song (Robin Hood Theme) (Part 4)
  17. Eric The Half A Bee Sketch
  18. Eric The Half A Bee
  19. What Do You Do Quiz
  20. Travel Agent
  21. Massage From The Swedish Prime Minister
  22. Silly Noises
  23. An Elk Sketch
  24. Yangtse Kiang Sketch
  25. Yangtse Kiang Song
  26. Massage From The Swedish Prime Minister (Part 2)
  27. A Minute Past
  28. 1972 Eclipse Of The Sun
  29. Alistair Cook Attacked By A Duck
  30. Wonderful World Of Sound
  31. Certified Stiff
  32. Massage From The Swedish Prime Minister (Part 3
  33. Happy Valley
  34. Baxter’s
  35. Meteorology
  36. Blood, Devastation, War & Horror
  37. The Great debate
  38. Mortuary Visit
  39. Flying Fox Of The Yard
  40. Is There
  41. Teach Yourself Heath
  42. The Book Ad
  43. Big Red Bowl
  44. Pepperpots (Part 2)
  45. Pellagra

CD4: Monty Python’s Matching Tie and Handkerchief

  1. Election Forum
  2. Dead Bishops/ Rats
  3. Elephantoplasty
  4. Novel Writing
  5. Word Association
  6. Bruce’s Sketch
  7. Bruce’s Song
  8. Ralph Mellish
  9. Doctor Quote
  10. Cheese Emporium
  11. Wasp/ Tiger Club
  12. Raspberry
  13. Great Actors
  14. Background To History
  15. Record Shop
  16. First World War
  17. Mrs Niggerbaiter
  18. Oscar Wilde
  19. Pet Shop
  20. Phone In
  21. Psychopath
  22. TelePrompter Football Results
  23. Radio Tuning Radio 4 – Announcer Graham Chapman/ Radio Time Announcer Terry Jones
  24. Radio Shop

CD5: Monty Python Live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

  1. Introduction
  2. Llamas (Including ‘Granada’)
  3. Gumby Flower Arranging
  4. Terry Jones Link
  5. Secret Service
  6. Wrestling
  7. Communist Quiz (Including ‘World In Action’)
  8. Idiot Song
  9. Albatross
  10. Nudge Nudge
  11. Silly Noises
  12. Cocktail Bar
  13. Travel Agent
  14. Spot The Brain Cell
  15. Bruce’s Song
  16. Argument Song
  17. Four Yorkshiremen
  18. Election Special (Medley)
  19. Lumberjack Song
  20. Theme Song ‘Liberty Bell’
  21. Parrot Sketch
  22. Theme Song ‘Liberty Bell’ (Part 2)
  23. UK Tour Interview Promo

CD6: Monty Python’s Holy Grail

  1. Introduction (Monty Python And The Holy Grail)
  2. Introduction (Part 2) (Monty Python And The Holy Grail)
  3. Arrival At Castle
  4. Constitutional Peasants
  5. Witch Burning
  6. Logician
  7. Camelot
  8. Camelot Song
  9. Arthur And God
  10. Classic (Silbury Hill)
  11. French Castle
  12. Announcement (Monty Python And The Holy Grail)
  13. Apology (Monty Python And The Holy Grail)
  14. So Far
  15. Brave Sir Robin
  16. The Knights Who Say “Ni”
  17. Classic (Silbury Hill) (Part 2)
  18. Marilyn Monroe
  19. Sir Lancelot & Swamp
  20. Tim The Enchanter
  21. Drama Critic
  22. Hand Grenade Of Antioch
  23. Announcement (Monty Python And The Holy Grail) (Part 2)
  24. End Of Quest
  25. Arthur’s Song
  26. Documentary – Terry Jones And Michael Palin
  27. Run Away Song

CD7: Monty Python’s Life Of Brian

  1. Introduction
  2. Brian Song
  3. The Wise Men At The Manger
  4. Brian Song (Part 2)
  5. Sermon On The Mount (Big Nose)
  6. Stone Salesman
  7. Stoning
  8. Ex-Leper
  9. You Mean You Were Raped? (Nortius Maximus)
  10. Link To Revolutionaries In The Amphitheatre (Loretta)
  11. Revolutionaries In The Amphitheatre (Loretta)
  12. Romans Go Home
  13. What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?
  14. Ben
  15. Brian Before Pilate (Throw Him To The Floor)
  16. Prophets
  17. Beard Salesman
  18. Brian’s Prophecy
  19. The Hermit
  20. He’s Not The Messiah
  21. He’s A Very Naughty Boy
  22. Pilate Sentences Brian
  23. Nisus Wettus
  24. Pilate With The Crowd (Welease Wodger)
  25. Nisus Wettus With The Gaolers
  26. Release Brian
  27. Not So Bad Once You’re Up
  28. Revs Salute Brian
  29. Cheeky Is Released
  30. Mandy To Her Son
  31. Look On The Bright Side Of Life (All Things Dull And Ugly)
  32. Otto Sketch
  33. Otto Song
  34. Otto Song Demo (Python Sings)
  35. Brian Song – Alternate Version
  36. Radio Ad – Record Shop
  37. Radio Ad – Twice As Good

CD8: Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album

  1. Sit On My Face
  2. Announcement
  3. Henry Kissinger
  4. String
  5. Never Be Rude To An Arab
  6. I Like Chinese
  7. The Bishop
  8. Medical Love Song
  9. Finland
  10. I’m So Worried
  11. I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song On The Radio
  12. Martydom Of St Victor
  13. Here Comes Another One
  14. Bookshop
  15. Do What John
  16. Rock Notes
  17. Muddy Knees
  18. Crocodile
  19. Decomposing Composers
  20. Bells
  21. Traffic Lights
  22. All Things Dull And Ugly
  23. A Scottish Farewell
  24. Contractual Obligation – Terry Jones And Graham Chapman Promotional Interview
  25. Radio Ad Obligation Promo
  26. Medical Love Song – Alternate Demo Version
  27. I’m So Worried (Demo Version)

CD9: Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life

  1. Intro (The Meaning Of Life)
  2. Fish (Morning)
  3. The Meaning Of Life
  4. (Part One) The Miracle Of Birth
  5. MP Link
  6. (Part Two) The Third World (Yorkshire)
  7. Every Sperm Is Sacred
  8. Bloody Catholics
  9. Link (Martin Luther)
  10. (Part Three) Growth And Learning
  11. (Part Four) Fighting Each Other
  12. Terry Gilliam Introduction
  13. Accountancy Shanty
  14. (Part Five) Live Organ Transplants (Galaxy Song)
  15. (Part Six) The Autumn Years (The Not Noel Coward Song)
  16. (Part Seven) Death (Christmas In Heaven)
  17. MP Link (Dedication To Fish)
  18. Intro Title Song Demo Meaning Of Life – Piano Version
  19. Alternate Intro Title Song Meaning Of Life – Band Version
  20. Fat Song – Deleted Intro To Mr Creosote Sketch
  21. Alternate Christmas In Heaven Song
  22. Radio Ad – Philisophers Corner
  23. Radio Ad – Officer
  24. Radio Ad – German Translation
  25. Greasy Hair
  26. Dino Viccotti
  27. Stretch The Script
  28. Grand Prix
  29. Hard Of Thinking

On August 12, 1968.

On August 12, 1968, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham rehearsed for first time together at the studio in Gerrard Street in London’s West End. They played a version of “The Train Kept A-Rollin”, “Smokestack Lightning” and “I’m Confused” which later became “Dazed And Confused”. The first live dates they performed were by the name of “The Yardbirds”; it was the following month they changed the name to “Led Zeppelin”.

Isaac Hayes

On August 10, 2008, Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. aka Isaac Hayes died aged 65. He was musician (piano, keyboards, trombone, saxophone), singer, songwriter, actor, and producer, one of the creative forces behind the music label “Stax Records”. The song “Soul man” (written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and performed by Sam & Dave) has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the “Grammy Hall of Fame”, it was honored by “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” by “Rolling Stone” magazine, and by the “RIAA” as one of the “Songs of the Century”. Hayes had success with his albums (Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses, The Isaac Hayes Movement, Joy, Live at the Sahara Tahoe and Chocolate Chip) but he was best known for the soundtrack for the 1971 movie “Shaft”   For the “Theme from Shaft”, in 1972, Hayes was awarded with the “Academy Award for Best Original Song”, becoming the third African-American, (after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel), to win an “Academy Award” in any competitive field covered by “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences”. In 2002, Hayes was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and in 2003, he was honored as a “BMI Icon” for his enduring influence on generations of music makers. In 1992, as recognition of his humanitarian work there, Hayes was crowned honorary king of the Ada, Ghana region.

Jerry Garcia

On August 9, 1995, Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia aka Jerry Garcia died aged 53.  He was a musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, best known as founding member and leader of The Grateful Dead. Garcia also co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and participated in other music projects, including The Saunders–Garcia Band (with Merl Saunders), the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, The Garcia/ Grisman Duo and Legion of Mary. Garcia also released several solo albums. He was ranked 13th in the magazine Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest  Guitarists of All Time”