Johnny

It may not be the greatest Rock and Roll song of all time, but it’s up there. On March 31, 1958, Chuck Berry released the classic “Johnny B. Goode”. We would have to think that anybody who ever learned how to play a guitar since then, has learned the opening riff. “Johnny B. Goode” is […]

The Allman Brothers Band started out as the opening band for Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop for 3 nights, March, 11, 12 & 13, 1971 at the Fillmore East in new York City. Although Winter was billed as the headliner, by the third night, the 13th, the ABB were closing the show. On the 12th […]

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“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

26th February 1932, Born on this day, Johnny Cash US country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is remembered as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash […]

If Johnny Winter was still with us, he would be celebrating his 74th birthday today. We are all familiar with Johnny’s music. We all know that he produced three Grammy Award-winning albums by Muddy Waters— Hard Again (1977), I’m Ready (1978), and Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Live (1979). We also all know that several of […]

19th February 2004, Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song […]

13th Jan 1968, Johnny Cash played a show, which was recorded, for his forthcoming live album at Folsom Prison, near Sacramento, California in front of 2,000 inmates. When released, the lead single, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ (an update of his 1956 hit) became one of the most famous recordings of his career. More on Johnny Cash: […]

Here’s one to check your memory…. The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson had it’s biggest audience ever (and the second largest for any show) on Dec. 17, 1969. Over 40 million people tuned in to watch the show that night. Why so many? Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki Budinger on the show. How many of […]

Johnny Rivers has 75 candles on his birthday cake today. It wasn’t until Johnny moved to LA and got a gig playing at The Whisky A-GO-GO that his career really took of. He recorded many of his songs live at first and then moved into a more produced studio sound. But he did give us […]


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