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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 […]

6th July 1925, Born on this day, Bill Haley, (William John Clifton Haley), singer, guitarist, ‘The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star.’ As Bill Haley and his Comets he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention […]

We think that it would not be out of line to say that Rock and Roll would sound a little different if it weren’t for Willie Dixon. If Willie were still with us, he would have been celebrating his 103rd birthday today. Willie was a Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright […]

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. For all of the different versions of Fleetwood Mac that there have been, Mick is the only constant member of the band. Which Fleetwood Mac do you prefer? […]

On June 23, 1979, the battle was on between Rock and Disco. When the Billboard Album chart came out on that day, Supertramp’s LP “Breakfast In America” returned to the top spot. ‘Breakfast’ first went to #1 on the May 19th chart were it stayed until Donna Summer’s LP “Bad Girls” overtook it on the […]

There are some people who love to tell us “he / she ain’t Rock and Roll”…… but for us, there are just some people who were such a part of it even though they rarely sang a song. Today we are remembering one of them, George Carlin who left us 10 years ago today on […]

Beside having one of the best voices in Rock and Roll, she’s always a lot of fun. We are talking about Cyndi Lauper who is celebrating her birthday today. Lauper has won awards at the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, New York’s Outer Critics Circle, MTV VMA, Billboard, and AMA awards. She won the inaugural Best Female […]


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