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One of the most iconic pictures in the history of Rock and Roll was taken 51 years ago tonight when Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire on stage at Monterey. Jimi followed The Who that night. The Who, who were pretty much unknown at the time, finished their set by destroying their equipment. This […]

One of the great guitarists in Rock and Roll history, John Cipollina left this world 29 years ago today on May 29, 1989. John is best known for his work with Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band and later Copperhead. It is very hard to explain John’s guitar playing to people who are not familiar with […]

It was possibly the worst press conference in the history of Rock and Roll. On May 22, 1958, upon arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport before a tour of the UK, Jerry Lee Lewis shows the press his new bride — his 14-year-old (some reports say that Jerry said she was 15) third cousin, the former […]

There are very few people in the history of Rock and Roll who have had an impact on the music and the performance equal to that of The Who’s Pete Townshend. Today, Pete has 73 candles on his birthday cake. There are some of our friends who think we are taking the easy road when […]

This post will fall under Rock and Roll history and Gear Porn. We know that all of our guitarist / musician friends will know what a “Fuzz Box” is. For this of you who don’t, a “Fuzz Box” is a device that goes between and electric guitar and an amplifier. It gives a distorted sound […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

They are two of the greatest song writers in the history of music. They have been friends for a long time and they have repeated each other even longer. We are talking about The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and The Beatles’ Paul McCartney. They have influenced each other too. 51 years ago today, on April […]

It may not have been the most important ‘meeting’ in the history of Rock and Roll, but we would say it was in the top 5… On April 7, 1962, a couple of unknown London musicians went to a show by Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated at the Ealing Jazz Club. The two musicians met another […]

This is one of those “And the rest is history” things…. By the beginning of April in 1967, the Monterey International Pop Festival was starting to be put together. The people involved included The Mamas and The Papas’ John Phillips, record producer Lou Adler and Beatles’ PR man Derek Taylor and others There is some […]

There have been a number of ‘artists of influence’ in the history of Rock and Roll. One of the most influential of all was McKinley Morganfield. Mr. Morganfield would have turned 105 years old today. You will know him better as Muddy Waters. We could go on for day about Muddy, but we wanted to […]


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