Classic Rock

Happy birthday to Bill Gibbons, born on 16th Dec 1950, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He was a member of Moving Sidewalks (who opened for Jimi Hendrix on his first US tour). Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top’s first album in 1971. He was ranked at number 32 […]

Capitol Records released the LP “Beatles ’65” on Dec. 15, 1964. It was the Beatles’ fifth album issued by Capitol Records, but their seventh American album. The LP was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label. Beatles ’65 includes eight of the fourteen songs from Beatles for Sale (omitting “Eight Days a Week”, “Words […]

15th Dec 1979, Pink Floyd started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ their only UK chart topper. The song, which was also the final No.1 single of the 1970s, received a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Rock Duo or Group, […]

We don’t have the time or space to talk about everything this guy has done… so here go’s… Carmine Appice is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Here is a partial list of the bands he’s been in and the people he has played / recorded with: Vanilla Fudge Cactus Beck, Bogert & Appice KGB King […]

A-Z of music. Today O is for Roy Orbison: Do you have a favourite Roy Orbison track? Roy Orbison Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single in 1960, with “Only The Lonely” which was the first of 33 UK hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so […]

It can’t be 50 years for this one can it? The Who released their third LP “The Who Sell Out” on Dec. 15, 1967. It was a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements. The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station […]

By the time he got to Woodstock… well, he changed it. Max Yasgur, the dairy farmer from Upstate New York, the man who allowed “Woodstock” to happen on his farm, would have turned 98 years old today, Dec. 15th. Max stood up to the locals who were against the festival and its attendee’s at one […]

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Every generation has experienced the death of one of their major music starts. One of our parents generations biggest music super stars went missing on Dec. 15, 1944. We say ‘missing’ as he was a Major in the US Army at the time and that’s what they called it. We are talking about Glenn Miller. […]

He didn’t invent the term “Rock and Roll”, but he gave it a home. If Alan Freed was still with us, he would turn 96 years old today. Alan, also known as ‘Moondog,’ was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on […]

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