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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 […]

Gordon Lightfoot is celebrating his 79th birthday today. Gordon achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend. Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early […]

In 1967, The Buckinghams scored hits with the songs “Kind of a Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)” and “Susan”. Billboard named them “The most listened to band in America” for 1967. 50 years ago tonight, on Nov. 17, 1967, The Buckinghams were playing a concert at Shawnee […]

17th Nov 1966, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations.’ As a child, Brian Wilsons mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general idea for the song. Whats on the […]

37 years ago today, on Nov. 17, 1980, John Lennon released his final album, “Double Fantasy” along with his wife Yoko Ono It is the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon in his lifetime. At first the LP was not received very well, but 3 weeks later, when John was murdered it became […]

Former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. He was with Jethro Tull from their second album in 1969 to the band’s dissolution in 2014. In the early 1990s he initiated a solo career that now spawned four studio albums plus several guest appearances. His best-known guitar work includes […]


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