Classic Rock

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Jimi Hendrix gave his first on stage performance on Feb. 20, 1959. Jimi was 16 years old, and was auditioning for an unnamed band. This happened in the basement of Temple De Hirsch, a synagogue in Seattle, Washington. It didn’t go to well for Jimi as he was told not to return for the second […]

20th February 1967, Born on this day, Kurt Cobain guitarist, singer, songwriter with Nirvana who had the 1991 hit ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Their 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ spent over two years on the UK chart. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. Cobain committed suicide on April […]

19th February 2004, Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song […]

19th February 1964, A British company shipped ½ ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked John Lennon, “How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?” John replied “They’re not imitating us because we don’t wear Beatle wigs.” Read it here

Andy Powell has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Andy is best known for his work with Wishbone Ash. Growing up, Andy couldn’t afford to buy a guitar so he made his own Les Paul style copy. In 1969, Andy answered a Melody Maker classified ad in which Martin Turner and Steve Upton were […]

38 years ago today, we lost one of the greatest frontmen in the history of Rock and Roll, AC/DC’s Bon Scott. Rock In Paradise Bon Scott. You are the voice of legends. God, 38 years already…….. Do you have a favorite song Bon sang? Read It Here!

19th February 1982, Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo. Osbourne was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest, (due to his wife Sharon hiding all his clothes so he couldn’t go outside). Osbourne who apparently thought he was relieving himself on a pile of rubble was […]

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Tony has played with a number of bands over the years including a brief stint with Jethro Tull, but just about everyone remembers him best as a founding member of, Black Sabbath. Tony is without a doubt one of the most influential guitarists in […]

YES released their third LP “The Yes Album” on Feb.19, 1971. It was their first album with guitarist Steve Howe who replaced Peter Banks in 1970, and their last in the 1970s to feature keyboardist Tony Kaye. The album was the first by the group not to feature any cover versions, which had been a […]

Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson, born on 19th February 1940, singer, songwriter and producer who with The Miracles who had the 1970 UK & US No.1 single ‘The Tears Of A Clown’. As a solo artist Robinson scored the 1981 UK No.1 & US No.2 single ‘Being With You’. He became the vice President of […]


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