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Rock and Roll Hall of fame member Nils Lofgren is 67 years old today. Along with his work as a solo artist, he is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band since 1984. Lofgren was born in Chicago and moved to the suburban town of Garrett Park, Maryland, near the northern border of Washington, […]

One of the most iconic pictures in the history of Rock and Roll was taken 51 years ago tonight when Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire on stage at Monterey. Jimi followed The Who that night. The Who, who were pretty much unknown at the time, finished their set by destroying their equipment. This […]

“Welcome to Texas lads” Texas is one of the great places for Rock and Roll. But it hasn’t always been that way. On June 7, 1964, The Rolling Stones played a ‘teen fair’ in San Antonio, TX. The warm up act, or probably in this case just an act that was on before them, was […]

He was the definition of “Rock Royalty”. It was 12 years ago, on June 6, 2006 that we lost the legendary Billy Preston. Billy was a virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ. He was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]

“Demons.” This is truly one of the saddest stories in Rock and Roll. On June 3, 1983, Jim Gordon brutally murdered his mother with a hammer and knife in their home. He was already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from, among other things, voices in his head. Here is why we are talking about Jim. […]

One of the great guitarists in Rock and Roll history, John Cipollina left this world 29 years ago today on May 29, 1989. John is best known for his work with Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band and later Copperhead. It is very hard to explain John’s guitar playing to people who are not familiar with […]

https://www.acast.com/deadrockstars Dead Rock Stars on acast Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and tQ regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of […]

It’s a long way from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Levon Helm made the journey. He learned to play a number of instruments but he is best known as a drummer. He worked with Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan before he and is bandmates where known simply as THE […]

One of the great lyricists of Rock and Roll, Bernie Taupin has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Bernie is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star’s songs, and making his lyrics some of the best known in music history. (from wikipedia edited) […]


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