Rock

One of Rock and Roll’s all time great drummers, Tommy Aldridge has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy is noted for his work with numerous bands and artists since the 1970s, such as Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy and d’Thumbs. In the […]

2 time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has 77 candles on his birthday cake today. David was inducted into the RRHoF once for his work with The Byrds and then again for his work with Crosby, Stills & Nash. David is a survivor. And a talented one at that. When you […]

Probably the most famous flute player in the history of Rock, Jethro Tull’s frontman, Ian Anderson is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Ian started playing the flute just a couple of months before Tull recorded their first album. Ian was playing electric guitar and one day realized he was never going to as good as […]

Another sad Rock and Roll story…. On July 24, 1972, the music world lost Bobby Ramirez who at one time was the drummer in Edgar Winter’s White Trash. At the time, Bobby was playing in the band LaCroix. They were on tour with Uriah Heep and they had just done a show in Chicago.. Ramirez, […]

One of the people who really invented Rock and Roll, Little Richard has never been at a loss for words. On July 22, 1979, then known as the Reverend Richard Penniman, he spoke at a revival in North Richmond, CA. To get his point across he told the congregation that rock and roll is evil, […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and one of the founders of the Eagles, Don Henley is celebrating his 71st birthday today. When Don first came to California from his native Texas, he stayed at fellow Texan Kenny Rogers house. Don then got a job in Linda Ronstadt’s backing band and that band became […]

It wasn’t the start of Rock and Roll by any means, but it was the start of “Big Time” Rock and Roll… On July 18, 1953, an eighteen-year-old truck driver went to the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue to record a novelty 45 for his mother’s birthday. The young truck driver was Elvis […]

This is one of the saddest stories in the history of Rock and Roll. Today, July 14, James Beck “Jim” Gordon turns 73 years old. Jim is a recording artist, musician and songwriter. The Grammy Award winner was one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s, recording albums with many […]

Bon Scott was probably the biggest Rock star that ever came out of Australia. If Bon was still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Bon of course was the lead singer and one of the main songwriters for AC/DC. He joined the band in 1974 when he replaced Dave Evans. He […]

There are those who would say the ‘Rock and Roll” era officially started on July 9, 1955. Here’s why: Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around The Clock,” which was a minor hit the previous year, landed in the top spot on the charts that day after being included in the juvenile delinquent movie “The […]


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