Today’s Big Question comes from Jeph Johnson, who asks, “Who are your favorite rock n’ roll siblings? I think I would go with Rudolph and Michael Schenker.” Thanks Jeph! Link to original article here

Today’s Big Question comes from Lucas Shaw, who asks, “What’s your favourite song about peace and love?” Thanks Lucas! Link to original article here

Today’s Big Question comes from Rob Hunter, who asks, “Can you name a cover version which you thought would be a disaster but was actually really good? Mine’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s version of Born To Run – it’s a cracker!” Thanks Rob! Link to original article here

The Who released their LP "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy" on Oct. 30, 1971. Every track on the album with the exception of "Boris the Spider", the one song written by John Entwistle, had been released as a single in the UK, with all except "A Legal Matter", "Magic Bus", and "The Seeker" being top […]

Aug. 12th was a big day for Big Brother and The Holding Company when it came to record releases. On Aug. 12, 1967, they released their self-titled LP”Big Brother & the Holding Company.” The record featured Janis Joplin as their main singer. Recorded during three days in December 1966 for Mainstream Records, it was released […]

It wasn’t the start of Rock and Roll by any means, but it was the start of “Big Time” Rock and Roll… On July 18, 1953, an eighteen-year-old truck driver went to the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue to record a novelty 45 for his mother’s birthday. The young truck driver was Elvis […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on June 10, 1966. However, if you research the posters from that time period, June 10 & 11, 1966 were the famous nights of ‘The Quick and The Dead” at […]

Big thanks to everyone who sent in memories of seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert for our latest book. The book is now available for pre order on Amazon and is published in print and an eBook/Kindle on July 4th. Read it here

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