Classic Rock

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On June 13, 1983, the world was exposed to an up and coming guitarist and his band for the first time. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released their debut album “Texas Flood”. The album was named after a cover featured on the album “Texas Flood,” recorded by blues singer Larry Davis in 1958. Produced […]

15th June 1996, US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV […]

On June 13, 1965, incredible greatness was released in the US. However, nobody realized it at the time. It was on that day, The Yardbirds released their debut LP in the states. The album was titled “For Your Love”. The album was released as The Yardbirds were getting ready for their first US tour. The […]

15th June 1985, Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms’. The album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Do you have […]

On June 13, 1980, the movie “Roadie” opened. The movie is basically about a truck driver who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show. The film stars Meat Loaf and marks his first starring role in a film. There are also cameo appearances by musicians such as Roy Orbison and Hank Williams […]

On June 13, 1958, Frank Zappa graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA. Normally we won’t post about someone’s high school graduation, but it’s such a great picture. Did you know that Frank went to high school with Don Van Vliet? Don is better known as Captain Beefheart. Zappa a high school grad, […]

Picture this as a headline in your local newspaper….. “IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA” IS 50 YEARS OLD!!” Iron Butterfly released their second album “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” on June 14, 1968. The LP peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts and was given the distinction of being the first album to be awarded platinum status when the Recording Industry Association […]

“….Gimme an F…../ Gimme an I…../ Gimme a S…../ Gimme an H…../ What’s that spell?…..” Barry Melton, “The Fish” from Country Joe and the Fish is celebrating his 71st birthday today. “The Fish Cheer” started out as above, but by the time Country Joe did it at Woodstock, he changed the letters. (We are sure […]

12th 1941, Born on this day, Reg Presley, singer, songwriter with English garage rock band The Troggs, who had the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Wild Thing’ and the hits ‘With a Girl Like You’ and ‘Love Is All Around’ (which was covered by Wet Wet Wet in 1994, and stayed at No.1 […]

Today we are remembering Rory Gallagher. That is the way we are told we should start a piece about him on the anniversary of his death. It was 23 years ago today that Rory passed away. But it would be incorrect for us to say ‘today’. We remember him every day. Rory has a huge […]


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