Classic Rock

The Monkees released their first single “Last Train to Clarksville” on Aug. 16, 1966. The song, which was written by the songwriting duo Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, has been compared to The Beatles’s “Paperback Writer”, particularly the “jangly” guitar sound, the chord structure, and the vocal harmonies. The Beatles song had been number one […]

“….and the 27 club began….” Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, whose songs have been recorded by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many other classic rockers, died 80 Years ago today at age 27. As the story goes, Robert Johnson met his end in 1938 at the bottom of strychnine-laced bottle […]

16th August 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, he had been seated on the toilet reading ‘The Scientific Search For Jesus’. He died of heart failure at the age of 42. His first record for RCA, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was also his first US […]

The host site here is at it again. They want us to do a two-factor authentication thing. It is designed to help us. It is a very simple process, you sign in, they send you a code number you need to continue. The problem is, they don’t send the code, lock us out for trying […]

The Woodstock Festival started 49 years ago today at 5:07 EST when Richie Havens took the stage. He played for 1 hour and 53 minutes. He played every song he knew. He wasn’t suppose to be the first performer, but because of the traffic problems, the other artist were having problems getting to the site. […]

At 8:15 pm, on Aug. 15, 1965, The Beatles took the stage at Shea Stadium in New York City, marking the very first time a rock band would headline a stadium concert. Tickets for the show, sold merely by word of mouth created by kids who asked the concert promoter Sid Bernstein about the next […]

Led Zeppelin released their eighth studio LP “In Through the Out Door” on Aug. 15, 1979. It was their final album of entirely new material. It was recorded over a three-week period in November and December 1978 at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last album released by the band before the […]

15th August 1969, Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, 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 […]

“…..Well I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road, and I asked him tell me where are you going and he told me…. Said I’m going down to Yasgur’s farm going to join in a Rock and Roll band..” 49 years ago today, a whole bunch of people were heading […]

One of Rock and Roll’s all time great drummers, Tommy Aldridge has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy is noted for his work with numerous bands and artists since the 1970s, such as Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy and d’Thumbs. In the […]


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