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9th August 1995, Jerry Garcia guitarist and singer from The Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at the Serenity Knolls rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco aged 53. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked […]

On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving […]

36 people were taken to the hospital during a Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on May 30, 1971. Turns out some one spiked the apple drink that was available with LSD. There are some sources that say or believe that the spiking was done by the band. These fine […]

https://www.acast.com/deadrockstars Dead Rock Stars on acast Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and tQ regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of […]

A founding member of The Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Bill started playing drums at the age of 13. His sixth grade music teacher that he could not keep a beat. At the end of 1964 he co-founded the band the Warlocks, along with Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, […]

OK, seeing as he was not dead, did he quit before he got sacked? In the April 10, 1970 edition of The Daily Mirror, Paul McCartney made the Beatles’ secret breakup public by issuing a press release to announce that he has left the group, done in the form of a fake interview: “Q: Is […]

1st April 1984, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father at his parent’s home in Los Angeles, California. The argument started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents, Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun he had given him four months before. Marvin Sr. was sentenced to […]

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 […]

And again, not really Rock and Roll, but a part of our lives has died. Actor David Ogden Stiers who was best know as Major Charles Winchester on the long running TV show “MASH” has passed away. He was 75 years old. RIP David. Thanks for the laughs. http://www.tmz.com/2018/03/03/mash-star-david-ogden-stiers-dead-at-75/ ‘M*A*S*H’ Star David Ogden Stiers Dead […]

25th February 1977, The Jam signed to Polydor Records UK for £6,000 ($10,200). They went on to have 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. As of 2007, ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?’ remained […]


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