Rock

One of the true greats of Rock and Roll, Roy Orbison would have turned 82 years old today. Roy started out just wanting to be a songwriter. He had a hard time finding people to sing his songs so he decided to record them himself. Smart move Roy. Do you have a certain song he […]

22nd April 1950, Born on this day, British-American rock musician Peter Frampton who with The Herd, had the 1968 UK No.5 single ‘I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die’, with Humble Pie, the 1969 UK No.4 single ‘Natural Born Bugie’. As a solo artists he scored the 1976 UK No.10 single ‘Show Me The Way’ […]

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. […]

Another of the really sad stories of Rock and Roll: He has been referred to as the 4th member of Cream. He was the producer of and the bassist for Mountain. He was Felix Pappalardi. Felix produced 3 albums for Cream. He also produced for many others including The Youngbloods and Leslie West. Felix was […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

How the times have changed. Big time Rock and Roll tours weren’t always quite as “big”. The picture below shows the semis used for U2’s 360 tour in 2009. It was a major tour for the time. Why do we mention this….. In 1958, Buddy Holly was doing a major tour for the time. On […]

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 […]

12th April 1954, Bill Haley recorded ‘Rock Around the Clock’ at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. Considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song was used over the opening titles for the film ‘Blackboard Jungle’, and went on to be a […]

If there is a list of the best ‘Rock and Roll’ comedians ever, Sam Kinison would be at the top of the list. Sam was known for his politically incorrect style of humor. On April 10, 1992, Sam died at the age of 38 after his white 1989 Pontiac Trans Am was struck head-on on […]

If there is a list of the best ‘Rock and Roll’ comedians ever, Sam Kinison would be at or near the top of the list. Sam was known for his politically incorrect style of humor. On April 10, 1992, Sam died at the age of 38 after his white 1989 Pontiac Trans Am was struck […]


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