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It was four years ago today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones passed away. Tommy, whose real name was Thomas Erdelyi was the drummer for the influential punk rock band for the first four years of the band’s existence. In high school, Tommy played guitar in a mid-1960s four-piece garage band, the […]

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 […]

By the late 50’s, Rock and Roll was really taking hold in popular music. Elvis, Chuck, Buddy etc. But there was still room for a novelty song every now and then. On June 9th, 1958, Sheb Wooley’s “The Purple People Eater” became the #1 in the US. We were all much younger then so we […]

The largest selling ‘single’ in history was the record “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. (Now we know that there will be those of you who will say that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” sold more. So here is the info from wikipedia about it: There has been confusion and debate on whether Crosby’s […]

10th May 1970, David Bowie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song ‘Space Oddity’ which he performed that night accompanied by the Les Reed Orchestra. The event was transmitted live via satellite to venues in America, France, Spain, Australia, Holland and Venezuela. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/country-heroes-americana/ Country Heroes: 10 Original Outlaws Who Paved The Way For Americana From original rebels such as Hank Williams, to genre-defying country heroes the likes of Willie Nelson, these are the icons who paved the way for Americana. Read it here

7th April 2015, The original manuscript of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction. The 16-page draft had been expected to fetch as much as $1.5m (£1m) at the Christie’s sale. McLean said writing the song was “a mystical trip into his past”. The repeatedly mentioned phrase “the day […]

Mick Abrahams has 75 candles on his birthday cake today. Mick was the original guitarist for Jethro Tull and then formed Blodwyn Pig. He played on the album This Was recorded by Jethro Tull in 1968, but conflicts between Abrahams and Ian Anderson over the musical direction of the band led Abrahams to leave once […]

He was one of the original front men of Rock and Roll, and possibly the first ‘famous’ blond one. The Rolling Stones had Brian Jones playing guitar, but The Yardbirds had Keith Relf out in front. And he was one of the best and set the standard for many to follow. If Keith were still […]

A new band from the UK, called “The Mannish Boys” released their first single, “I Pity The Fool,” on March. 5, 1965. It wasn’t really a hit. You may wonder why we are posting about it. “The Mannish Boys” lead singer was none other than David Jones. Not the one from The Monkees. This one […]


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