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It was 17 years ago today, on June 21, 2001, Blues legend John Lee Hooker passed away. He was 83 years old. (That is an estimate as his actual birth year is disputed) John Lee Hooker was an incredible influence on musicians worldwide. Many of the early British bands that played / loved American Blues, […]

21st June 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Dimples’ and ‘I’m In The Mood’. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. […]

On June 12, 1972, John Lenno and Yoko Ono, along with Elephant’s Memory released the studio LP “Some Time in New York City.” It was paired with the live album Live Jam as a double album. It is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector. “Some Time in […]

You be the judge. On June 10th, 1992, the publishing company that held the rights to John Lee Hooker’s song “Boogie Chillen” filed a lawsuit against ZZ Top, claiming that they stole the song and turned it into “La Grange”. You all know “La Grange” so give “Boogie Chillen” a listen and then tell us […]

Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham would have turned 70 years old today. John is one of those musicians that we could go on forever about regarding his work etc, but we think it is best said like this: “God invented Thunder. John made it into music.” How many of you were lucky enough to see […]

31st May 1948, Born on this day, English drummer John Bonham from Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single ‘Whole Lotta Love’. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. He is regarded as the greatest and most influential rock drummer […]

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 […]

A founding member of The Golliwogs, John Fogerty has 73 candles on his birthday cake today. We are pretty sure you know that The Golliwogs changed their name to “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. John and his CCR bandmates don’t seem to get along anymore, but John has had a very successful solo career. Normally we would […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono made a guest appearance on ABC-TV’s Dick Cavett Show on May 11, 1972. During the show, John casually told Cavett that he believed that the FBI was wiretapping his phone in order to gather evidence for his deportment. At the time, many people thought Lennon was just making it up. […]

24th April 1976, Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a […]


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