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A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Waylon Jennings was born 81 years ago today on June 15, 1937. Over the past few years we have always posted about Waylon’s birthday. And as you would expect, we have had those who have said things like “this is a Rock and Roll page, not […]

Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, made the formal announcement that he was leaving the band on June 8th, 1969. His reason for leaving was that he “no longer see(s) eye to eye (with the group about) the discs we are cutting.” In reality, the band had already fired / […]

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 […]

In 1980, Eagles founding member Don Henley was asked if the band would ever play together again. His reply was “when Hell freezes over”. Fast forward 14 years…. On May 27, 1994, the Eagles began their “Hell Freezes Over” tour at Irvine Meadows in So. California. The tour would last for over 2 years. 24 […]

20th May 2013, Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the The Doors died aged 74. Manzarek, who had suffered from bile duct cancer for many years, died in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, with his wife and brothers at his bedside. He formed The Doors with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after […]

Graham Gouldman who most of you will know best as a founding member of 10cc, is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Before Graham put together 10cc, he was first and foremost a songwriter. You might recognize a couple of the songs he has written. A short list: “For Your Love”, “Heart Full of Soul” and […]

A founding member of The Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Bill started playing drums at the age of 13. His sixth grade music teacher that he could not keep a beat. At the end of 1964 he co-founded the band the Warlocks, along with Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, […]

He was Rock and Roll Royalty. Steve Marriott was a founding member of The Small Faces and Humble Pie. His career had many ups and downs, from selling out major arenas to collecting bottles to get cash. In 1990, Peter Frampton had got Steve to agree to do some more Humble Pie recordings in LA. […]

Lester Chambers, a founding member of and the lead vocalist for one of the great bands of the 60’s and 70’s, The Chambers Brothers is celebrating his 78th birthday today. As a member of the Chambers Brothers, he sang lead on the Chambers Brothers songs “All Strung Out Over You,” “People Get Ready,” “Uptown,” “I […]

A founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jack Casady has 74 candles on his birthday cake today. (from his web site): “Casady’s full driving tone and innovative melodic bass work has defined the role of bass guitar in Rock and Roll for […]


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