App offers iWitness reports

An iPhone and iPad app offers first-hand accounts of some of rock’n'roll’s formative moments by the people who took part.

The release, entitled iWitness, is compiled by renowned music writer Johnny Black, and includes material covering the Clash to Eric Clapton and the Beatles to Nirvana.

Entries include Elvis Presley recording his first record, Pink Floyd’s Venice concert, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours sessions, Kate Bush’s early career and the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Kurt Cobain talks about putting Nirvana together, The Clash recall their first US tour, Eric Clapton discusses Cream, Deep Purple reflect on recording Smoke on the Water and Sir George Martin reveals details of recording the Beatles.

iWitness also includes features on Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Band Aid and much more. Each event is located on Google Maps and every report links to iTunes so readers can further explore artists’ histories.

The app is on sale now via the Apple App Store, costing $2.99 / £1.99.