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Little Richard was born today in 1932. And this BBC interview, from 40 years later, is unlike anything else you’ll ever see. #OTD 1972: The irrepressible Little Richard discussed letting it all hang out, and how he was gonna fix Chuck Berry. Link to original article here

Today we are remembering the late Sandy West, a founding member of and the drummer for The Runaways. We lost Sandy 12 years ago today on Oct. 21, 2006. It was Sandy who approached producer Kim Fowley with the idea of an all girl real Rock and Roll band. Fowley gave her Joan Jett's phone […]

Two of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd shared the same birthday. The late Ed King and the late Steve Gaines. They were both born on Sept. 14, 1949. Before joining Skynyrd, Ed King was in the band Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints). Steve got into Skynyrd when his big sister Cassie Gaines, who was […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/music-legends-tribute-aretha-franklin/ Music Legends Pay Tribute To The Late Aretha Franklin Music legends from right across the spectrum have been paying tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died yesterday aged 76. Read it here

Today we are remembering a beautiful voice from a beautiful person. The late Minnie Riperton left us on July 12, 1979. Minnie was best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You”. She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc […]

His creativity was remarkable. Today we are remembering the late Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett who passed away 12 years ago on July 7, 2006. Syd was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter and is best known as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead singer, guitarist and principal […]

One of the things that we like to say is that the Late Karen Carpenter had the voice of an Angel. This is a great story about Karen and her brother, The Hollywood Bowl held their annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ on June 24, 1966. The big prize, besides some trophies was a recording contract […]


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