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5th Dec 1938, Born on this day, JJ Cale, US guitarist, singer songwriter. Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include ‘After Midnight’ by Eric Clapton, Phish and Jerry Garcia, ‘Cocaine’ by Eric Clapton, ‘Clyde’ by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook, and ‘Call Me the Breeze’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, […]

If he were still with us, super guitarist Ronnie Montrose ( Ronnie Montrose Official) would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today. Besides his solo career, Ronnie led the bands Montrose and Gamma and also performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Beaver & Krause, Boz Scaggs, […]

27th Nov 1942, Born on this day, Jimi Hendrix guitarist, singer, songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.6 single ‘Hey Joe’, the 1970 UK No.1 single ‘Voodoo Chile’, and the 1968 US No.1 and UK No.6 album ‘Electric Ladyland’. Hendrix who is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in musical history made appearances at […]

Happy birthday to Joe Walsh, born on 20th Nov 1947, guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of The James Gang, he then joined The Eagles in 1976, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’, plus five US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). […]

We have learned that Malcolm Young, one of the founding member of AC/DC has passed away. Malcolm was 64 years old. He has been fighting dementia for a while. Our condolences to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. RIP Malcolm. Thank you for the music. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42037566 AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies The Australian’s powerful rhythm […]

Sad to hear that guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. After forming AC/DC in 1973, Malcolm and his brothers were credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded by the band between their 1975 debut High Voltage through to 2014’s Rock or Bust. Malcolm […]

Former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. He was with Jethro Tull from their second album in 1969 to the band’s dissolution in 2014. In the early 1990s he initiated a solo career that now spawned four studio albums plus several guest appearances. His best-known guitar work includes […]

Happy birthday to Johnny Marr, born on 31st Oct 1963, guitarist, songwriter, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Electronic, (1991 UK No.8 single ‘Get The Message’). Modest Mouse, (2007 US No.1 album ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank’). Marr has also […]

2nd Nov 1996, American vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, died of skin cancer aged 33. Two years after her death, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences, when her versions of ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’ were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. She is […]


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