In 1969, long hair could be a problem…. On May 20, 1969, Chicago bassist Peter Cetera, after just finishing a tour decided to take in a baseball game to relax. He went to Dodger Stadium in LA, where his beloved Cubs were playing the Dodgers. In the crowd were four Marines who notice his long […]
A founding member of and the bassist for The Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh is celebrating his 78th birthday today. When Phil met Jerry Garcia, he was a trumpet player and had never played bass before. So he agreed to be the bass player in Jerry’s new band The Warlocks. We guess it was the right […]
Today we are remembering Thin Lizzy’s bassist and frontman Phil Lynott who passed away 32 years ago today on Jan. 4, 1986. He died of pneumonia and heart failure due to septicemia at the age of 36. Any time we hear either “The Boys Are Back In Town” or “Jailbreak” we feel the need to […]
Best known for being a founding member of and the bassist / keyboard player in Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Before he was in Zeppelin, John was one of the most in demand session players in London. He worked with numerous artists including the Rolling Stones on Their Satanic […]
Felix Pappalardi, a founding member of and bassist for Mountain would have turned 78 years old today. Besides forming Mountain with Leslie West, Felix was also a highly regarded producer, including Cream ( Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker). Feliz was killed by a gun shot wound he received from his wife Gail on […]
The Band’s bassist, Rick Danko would have celebrated his 75th birthday today. Rick passed away on Dec. 10, 1999. So much history behind Mr. Danko. What is your favorite memory of Rick with THE BAND? Happy Birthday Rick. RIP. Read It Here!
AC/DC’s bassist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cliff Williams turns 68 years old today. Angus Young once said they hired him not only for his ability, but also for his looks. The band thought he would help attract women to their shows. Yeah, like they needed that…. If we said we were […]