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7th April 2015, The original manuscript of Don McLean's 'American Pie' sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction. The 16-page draft had been expected to fetch as much as $1.5m (£1m) at the Christie's sale. McLean said writing the song was 'a mystical trip into his past'. The repeatedly mentioned phrase 'the day […]

Ex-GUNS N’ ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE Slams ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Any Real Validity In It’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-guns-n-roses-guitarist-gilby-clarke-slams-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-i-dont-think-theres-any-real-validity-in-it/ Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/3224806007538040

BlabberMouth reports: DON DOKKEN Says He Is ‘Doing Much Better,’ Four Weeks After Telling Interviewer His Hands Were ‘Dead’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/don-dokken-says-he-is-doing-much-better-four-weeks-after-telling-interviewer-his-hands-were-dead/ DON DOKKEN Says He Is ‘Doing Much Better,’ Four Weeks After Telling Interviewer His Hands Were ‘Dead’ Don Dokken says that he is "doing much better" after his recent neck and spine surgery. Earlier today, […]

BlabberMouth reports: DON DOKKEN Says His Recent Spine Surgery Left Him Unable To Play Guitar https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/don-dokken-says-his-recent-spine-surgery-left-him-unable-to-play-guitar/ DON DOKKEN Says His Recent Spine Surgery Left Him Unable To Play Guitar Don Dokken has spoken out about his recent spine surgery, saying it left him unable to play guitar. The 66-year-old DOKKEN leader discussed his health during […]

BlabberMouth reports: Watch SLASH, DON FELDER, BILLY GIBBONS, RICHIE FAULKNER Jam At ‘Gibson Live At The Grove’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-slash-don-felder-billy-gibbons-richie-faulkner-jam-at-gibson-live-at-the-grove/ Watch SLASH, DON FELDER, BILLY GIBBONS, RICHIE FAULKNER Jam At ‘Gibson Live At The Grove’ Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Don Felder (EAGLES), Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM) and Jared James Nichols […]

15th January 1972, Don McLean's 'American Pie' started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart. The song is a recounting of "The Day the Music Died" (a term taken from the song) the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), and […]

BlabberMouth reports: URIAH HEEP’s PHIL LANZON To Miss Two Shows After Losing Son To Cancer; DEEP PURPLE’s DON AIREY To Step In https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/uriah-heeps-phil-lanzon-to-miss-two-shows-after-losing-son-to-cancer-deep-purples-don-airey-to-step-in/ URIAH HEEP’s PHIL LANZON To Miss Two Shows After Losing Son To Cancer; DEEP PURPLE’s DON AIREY To Step In URIAH HEEP keyboardist Phil Lanzon lost his eldest son Matthew to cancer […]

Happy birthday to Don Henley, born on 22nd July 1947, singer, songwriter, and drummer with the Eagles, who had the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. The Eagles 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m. Henley had the […]

1st Feb 1937, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter Don Everly, from The Everly Brothers who had the 1958 UK & US No.1 single 'All I Have To Do Is Dream'. Other hits include: 'Wake Up Little Susie,' 'Bird Dog,' 'Cathy's Clown,' 'Walk Right Back' and 'Crying in the Rain'. The music of the […]

15th January 1972, Don McLean's 'American Pie' started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart. The song is a recounting of "The Day the Music Died" (a term taken from the song) the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), and […]


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