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He wasn’t the first person to use the words “Rock and Roll”, but he was the one who gave them definition. Today we are remembering Alan Freed who passed away on Jan. 20, 1965. Albert James “Alan” Freed , also known as Moondog, was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the […]

It was one of the darkest moments in Rock and Roll history. On Jan. 19, 1971, prosecutors at Charles Manson’s murder trial played a recording of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” in deference to the rumor that Manson saw the band’s “White Album” as a blueprint for violent revolution. The words “healter skelter” had been written […]

On Jan. 15, 1970, one of the best ways to spell Rock and Roll was to use two letters and a number. MC5 It was on this day that they released their first studio album “Back In The USA”. (Their first LP “Kick Out The Jams” was a live album) It was/is pure unadulterated balls […]

8th Jan 1935, Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with ‘All Shook Up’. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK […]

This is one of the sadder stories in Rock and Roll. The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon decided to go to the Red Lion Pub in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on Jan. 4, 1970. Keith went with his wife and some other friends. Keith’s friend and driver Neil Boland, drove them in Keith’s Bentley. The people in […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Charles Weedon Westover would have been celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Charles is better known as Del Shannon, who had a No. 1 hit, “Runaway”, in 1961. There are stories that Del was considered as a replacement for Roy Orbison in the Traveling Wilburys after Roy’s passing. Del […]

29th Dec 1947, Born on this day, English rock drummer Cozy Powell, who worked with The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Gary Moore, Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake, Emerson, Lake & Powell and Black Sabbath. Powell scored the 1973 solo UK No. 3 hit single ‘Dance With The Devil’. Powell was killed in a car crash […]

Ray Thomas, a newly elected member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of and a songwriter, singer, flute player and all around good guy for The Moody Blues is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Some of his compositions are; “Another Morning” and “Twilight Time” (from Days of Future Passed), […]

Newly elected member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mike Pinder, a founding member of and the original keyboardist for The Moody Blues, is celebrating his 76th birthday today. He is especially noted for his technological contribution to music. When the band was first together, Mike took a day job at Streetly Music. […]


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