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9th August 1980, AC/DC scored their first UK No.1 album with Back In Black. It was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott (who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33), and was dedicated to him. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, […]

25th July 1980, AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album Back In Black, the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest-selling album of […]

On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their third album, “Master of Reality”. It is said that this LP laid the foundations of doom, stoner, and sludge metal. ‘Master of Reality’ was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies. For the recording of this album, guitarist Tony Iommi, who had injured his […]

4th July 2012, Bonhams of London announced that Freddie Mercury’s black and white harlequin stage costume had sold for £22,500 at their Entertainment Memorabilia sale. The harlequin costume was one of Freddie’s most recognisable stage designs, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s. Also a pair of Freddie’s ballet pumps […]

Remember the band “Los Bravos”? They were the first Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single. The song “Black is Black” went to number 4 in the US and number 2 in the UK. The reason we mention this is because their bass player, Miguel Vicens is celebrating his 74th birthday […]

16th May 2010, Ronnie James Dio, singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Dio’s career began in 1957 with The Vegas Kings, which later changed to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then Ronnie and the Redcaps, then in 1961, […]

Black Sabbath released their 9th LP “Heaven and Hell” on April 25, 1980. This was their first album with Ronnie James Dio as their singer. Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne, was first introduced to Sabbath’s Tony Iommi in 1979 by Sharon Arden, who would later marry the band’s then-recently fired vocalist Osbourne. At first, Dio […]

Black Oak Arkansas’ frontman / lead singer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. During the early to mid 70’s, BOA was a staple at major festivals everywhere. Jim’s stage appearance, long blond hair, sexy clothing and antics were the inspiration for Van Halen’s David Lee Roth. Even though the band […]

“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Tony has played with a number of bands over the years including a brief stint with Jethro Tull, but just about everyone remembers him best as a founding member of, Black Sabbath. Tony is without a doubt one of the most influential guitarists in […]


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