28th January 2016, American guitarist, singer and songwriter, Paul Kantner died in San Francisco at the age of 74 due to multiple organ failure and septic shock after he suffered a heart attack days earlier. He was known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, the leading psychedelic rock band of the counterculture era, and its more commercial […]
Happy Birthday to Jimmy Page, born on 9th January 1944, guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 […]
One of The Doors founding members, guitarist and songwriters, Robby Krieger has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Robby started his music career playing trumpet and some piano. While he was attending a private school, Menlo School in Menlo Park, California, as a boarding student, there was study time at night that allowed him […]
2nd Jan 1936, Born on this day, Roger Miller singer, guitarist and TV star. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’). He won four Grammy awards in 1965 including Best Country & Western Album. Roger died of lung cancer on October 25th 1991, aged 56. Scottish duo The Proclaimers had the […]
30th Dec 1928, Born on this day, Bo Diddley guitarist, singer, (R&B hits, ‘Bo Diddley’, ‘You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover’, 1963 UK No.34 single ‘Pretty Thing’). When The Beatles first went to the US, John Lennon was asked what he would like to see; he replied ‘Bo Diddley.’ Bo Diddley died from […]
27th Dec 1931, Born on this day, Scotty Moore, guitarist, whose first group was Doug Poindexter & the Starlite Wranglers. He played on the first Sun Studios session with Elvis Presley and went on to a lengthy career with Presley, playing on many of his most famous recordings including ‘Baby Let’s Play House’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, […]
On Dec. 22, 2002, The Clash’s guitarist Joe Strummer passed away from a congenital heart defect. His real name was John Graham Mellor and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Joe was an iconic figure of British punk. He developed a love of rock music listening to records […]
A couple of quick facts about The Rolling Stones’ guitarist and founding member Keith Richards: Today is his 34th wedding anniversary to his wife Patti. Today is Keith’s 74rd birthday. In 2010 he said his goal in life is to become a librarian. Happy Birthday Keith!! Happy Anniversary Keith & Patti!!! Read It Here!