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Joan Jett released her 2nd solo LP “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” on Nov. 18, 1981. It was her first album feature her backing band The Blackhearts. It is Jett’s most successful album to date with over 10 million copies sold, largely due to the success of the title track which was released as a […]

….”I seen the needle and the damage done”…. Today we are remembering Danny Whitten who passed away on Nov. 18, 1972. Danny was an musician and songwriter best known for his work with Neil Young’s backing band Crazy Horse, and for the song “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”, a hit for Rita Coolidge,Rod […]

Sad to hear that guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. After forming AC/DC in 1973, Malcolm and his brothers were credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded by the band between their 1975 debut High Voltage through to 2014’s Rock or Bust. Malcolm […]

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died at the age of 64. He had been suffering from dementia for at least the past three years. Malcolm died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement said. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce […]

Sometimes you just have to change a “G” to a “C”. We aren’t referring to musical notes here. On Nov. 18, 1968, a new band made its debut at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. The band was formed by five musician who were all pretty well know in the LA music scene. The name of […]

What’s on the deck! We love Led Zeppelin III. And the original artwork with the spinning wheel is a work of art. Did Jimmy page ever beat the solo in ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’? Read it here

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is celebrating his 55th birthday today. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. Hammett has a well-known passion for horror movies; that stretches back to […]

Hmmn…. ever wonder?? On Nov. 17, 1938, Orchestra leader Kay Kyser gave a lecture at CCNY college in New York City on “the inner workings and artistic features of swing music.” Its popularity leads to Kyser being given his own popular NBC radio show, “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge.” Kyser and his band, toured […]

18th Nov 1970, Led Zeppelin III was at No.1 on the UK & US album charts. The original cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of random images. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes […]

After milk and cookies, Mary Lou tells Timmy about the new t-shirts available from The College of Rock and Roll Knowledge. She found them by going to the CRRK website. It will be a wonderful Christmas in Rocktown this year for girls and boys of all ages when they find their College of Rock and […]


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