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Johnny Rivers has 77 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 […]

Happy birthday to Johnny Marr, born on 31st October 1963, guitarist with English rock band The Smiths who had the 1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles. With Electronic he had the 1991 UK No.8 single 'Get The Message' and with Modest Mouse, the 2007 US […]

Johnny Cash passed away 15 years ago today on Sept. 12, 2003. He was / is a true American icon. RIP Johnny. Your influence has inspired so many. Thank You. Yes we are a Rock and Roll page, but if you don’t think Johnny should be mentioned here…. Read It Here!

12th Sept 2003, Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known as "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Had the 1969 US No.2 && UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US […]

5th July 2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing “Ring of Fire”, Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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: […]


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