Classic Rock

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Oh for everyone to have that one true love in their lifetime. She was one half of one of the great love stories of Rock and Roll. We are speaking of Linda McCartney. She was Paul McCartney’s soul mate as well as his band mate. In their many years of marriage they only spent something […]

Another of the really sad stories of Rock and Roll: He has been referred to as the 4th member of Cream. He was the producer of and the bassist for Mountain. He was Felix Pappalardi. Felix produced 3 albums for Cream. He also produced for many others including The Youngbloods and Leslie West. Felix was […]

17th April 1940, Born on this day, English singer Billy Fury, who had the 1961 UK No.3 single ‘Halfway To Paradise’, plus 25 other Top 40 UK singles. He played rock ‘n’ roller “Stormy Tempest” in the film That’ll Be The Day along side David Essex and Ringo Starr. An early British rock and roll […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

The US Government at work….. On April 17, 1964, after an extensive investigation of the hit song “Louie Louie,” and its supposedly filthy lyrics, the FBI issued a report claiming the words of the Kingsmen’s famous version are incomprehensible. Trying to kill Rock and Roll. And, the song “Louie Louie” is one of the best […]

17th April 1960, Touring in the UK, 21-year-old US singer Eddie Cochran was killed when the taxi he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost on Rowden Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire, (where a plaque now commemorates the event). Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent survived the crash, Cochran’s current hit at the time was ‘Three […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/dusty-springfield/ Dusty Springfield | uDiscover Dusty Springfield uDiscover artist page featuring curated audio playlist streams, videos, photos, social feeds, album tracks & original artist biography. Read it here

On April 17, 1966, The Troggs released their version of “Wild Thing”. The song was written by New York City-born songwriter Chip Taylor, and originally recorded by an American band The Wild Ones in 1965. The Troggs version of “Wild Thing” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1966. The song peaked […]

16th April 1970, The Led Zeppelin single ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on 5th […]

Hailed as Britain’s “best ever pop singer” by Rolling Stone, the English-born Dusty Springfield charted several 1960s hits. Today is her birthday. Dusty Springfield made her way into the heart of 1960s swinging London with the British trio The Springfields. Her solo hits include “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (1966) and “Son […]


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