Joe

11th June 1977, Joe Strummer and Topper Headon were detained overnight in prison in Newcastle upon Tyne, England having failed to appear at Morpeth Magistrates on May 21st. Both The Clash members were to answer a charge relating to the theft of a Holiday Inn pillowcase. They were both fined £100 ($170). Read it here

When the new Billboard Hot 100 Chart came out on June 10, 1978, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta had the new #1 song with “You’re The One That I Want”. BUT!!!!! Just entering the chart for the first time was Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good”. It entered the chart at #71. “Life’s Been Good” would […]

His voice was one of a kind. His talent was limitless. If Joe Cocker were still with us, he would be celebrating his 74th birthday today. From his appearance at Woodstock, to Mad Dogs And Englishmen and all of his other work, he was one of a kind. Joe has been gone since Dec. 22, […]

Joe Walsh released his 4th solo LP “But Seriously, Folks” on May 16th, 1978. The LP reached #8 on the Billboard charts. Today, Joe said this about it on his page” “Celebrating 40 years since the release of my 4th studio album, “But Seriously, Folks…” 🎸🤘 I’ll never forget what a challenge it was to […]

When Joe Walsh wasn’t recording with The James Gang or the Eagles, he was doing his solo projects. On March 10, 1981, Joe released his fifth solo LP “There Goes the Neighborhood.” The album features contributions from two Eagles’ members Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit. The album peaked at number 20 on Billboard 200. […]

22nd February 1981, One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Shaddap You Face,’ famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, off the UK No.1 slot. ‘Shaddap You Face’ was Number 1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies. More […]

3rd February 1967, Producer Joe Meek shot his landlady Violet Shenton and then shot himself at his flat in London, Meek produced The Tornadoes hit ‘Telstar’, the first No.1 in the US by a British group. Meek was interested in spirituality and often attended séances . At one such meeting in 1958 he was warned […]

And it’s 1 – 2 – 3 what are wishing for?? We want Country Joe McDonald to have a great 74th birthday today. Growing up, Joe was student conductor and president of his high school marching band and at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy for three years and was […]

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 […]

It was three years ago today that we shared the news of Joe Cocker’s passing. It just doesn’t seem like it has been that long. Joe lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 22, 2014. What a talent. Is there one of his songs that instantly comes to your mind when you hear his name? […]


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