Classic Rock

Page: 2

13th Sept 1967, The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around […]

Ringo Starr's little boy Zak is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. For those of you who may not know, Zak Starkey has been the unofficial drummer for The Who since 1994. He has also played with Oasis. Something else you may or may not know about Zak. His Godfather was The Who's original drummer Keith […]

See how many you can score in our very hard Jimi Hendrix Quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix_quiz Jimi Hendrix Quiz Jimi Hendrix Quiz Read it here

12th Sept 1931, Born on this day, US country singer George Jones who had a string of number one songs between the 1950s and 1990s. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair […]

Let's be honest. We get comments all the time from people who say things like: "What, you tryin' to make me feel old"… No we are not. We are just reminding you that you grew up in what may turn out to be the best time in the history of this country (US). We remind […]

Johnny Cash passed away 15 years ago today on Sept. 12, 2003. He was / is a true American icon. RIP Johnny. Your influence has inspired so many. Thank You. Yes we are a Rock and Roll page, but if you don’t think Johnny should be mentioned here…. Read It Here!

For a while now, we have been trying to get away from the "do you think he is the best" kind of posts when it comes to musicians. We realize that personal opinion is also personal taste. With that being said… RUSH's drummer, Neil Peart is celebrating his 66th birthday today. We know he is […]

10th Sept 1994, REM were at No.9 on the UK singles chart with ‘What’s The Frequency Kenneth’. The song’s title refers to an incident in 1986 when two unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather while repeating “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” Read it here

If Dickie Peterson was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Some of you will remember Dickie as the bassist and lead singer for the band Blue Cheer. Blue Cheer has been credited by many as the first "Heavy Metal" band. Dickie's birth names was Richard Allan Peterson. Besides his […]

Happy birthday to Richard Ashcroft, born on 11th Sept 1971, singer, songwriter from English rock band The Verve, who had the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history. The album features the hit singles 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', 'The Drugs Don't Work' and 'Lucky Man' and spent over 100 weeks […]


Current track
Title
Artist