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One of the all time great guitar players, REO Speedwagon's Gary Richrath left us three years ago today. Gary had left REO a number of years earlier, but had done a show or two with them in recent years. In the early years of REO, when they were playing the bars and chicken coups around […]

One of the great drumming legends in the history of Rock and Roll, The Who's Keith Moon would have been celebrating his 72nd birthday today, Aug. 23rd. Many times we have asked who you think the 'greatest' drummer, guitarist, singer etc is / was, but we realize that everybody has different likes when it comes […]

One of Rock and Roll’s all time great drummers, Tommy Aldridge has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy is noted for his work with numerous bands and artists since the 1970s, such as Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy and d’Thumbs. In the […]

One of the truly great singer/songwriters of our generation, Dan Fogelberg would have turned 67 years old today. He had so many great songs. Our favorite was not his biggest hit but just really meant something to us. “Part of the Plan”. In May 2004, Dan was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. After undergoing therapy, […]

Thanks to Shindig! Magazine for the great review on our recent Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There book. Read it here

One of the great voices of our generation, Linda Ronstadt is celebrating her birthday today. Have you ever noticed that when you go to a gathering of people all our age, no one has aged? Yet, when you see an individual picture….. We normally ask the question, if you could be at her birthday party […]

It became an American institution. One of the great parts of a generation and growing up in the USA. On July 9, 1956, Dick Clark made his debut as host of Bandstand on Philadelphia TV station WFIL. He took over from Bob Horn, who had been charged with driving while intoxicated during a highly-publicized police […]

One of the great pictures from the Monterey International Pop Festival which was held on June 16, 17 & 18, 1967. It was a ‘come as you are festival’ so The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz decided to come as a Native American. We are guessing it would be as a Chief. Chief Monkee, 51 years ago. […]

This was written by Al Kooper 3 years ago today. It’s a great story so we thought we would repost it: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! On June 16th, 1965 the complete take of “Like A Rolling Stone” was recorded (Take 4) at approximately 3:30 PM in Studio A at […]

One of the great albums of a generation, “Tapestry” by Carole King became the #1 album in the US on June 17, 1971. It woud stay at the top for 15 weeks. The LP contained such classic tracks as “It’s Too Late”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “So Far Away”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” […]


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