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13th February 2016, All four members of English indie rock group Viola Beach, Kris Leonard (guitar and vocals), River Reeves (guitar), Tomas Lowe (bass guitar), and Jack Dakin (drums) along with their manager Craig Tarry, died in a car crash in Södertälje, Sweden. Witnesses said they saw the car fall through a gap on the […]

9th February 1981, American singer and musician Bill Haley who became known as the first Rock ‘n’ Roll star, was found dead, fully clothed on his bed at his home in Harlingen, Texas from a heart attack, aged 55. He scored the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ as well as […]

One of Rock and Roll’s ‘bad boys’, Motley Crue’s front man Vince Neil has 57 candles on his birthday cake today. Besides being a Rock and Roll singer, Vince has also acted in a couple of movies, owned an Indoor Arena Football team and owned a Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas among other things. Do […]

On Feb. 5, 2006, Rock and Roll bad boys, The Rolling Stones were the halftime show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. Thinking that The Stones might be to ‘wild’ for the NFL’s image, the NFL imposed a five-second delay & censored lyrics considered too explicit. The Stones had agreed to the censoring. Remember when […]

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of The Kinks, Dave Davies is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Dave was came up with the signature distorted power chord sound on The Kinks’ first hit, “You Really Got Me”. He achieved the sound by slitting the speaker cone on […]

He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Once for being part of The Hollies and again for being the “Nash” in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Of course we are talking about Graham Nash. Graham is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Graham is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom […]

The 1959 Winter Dance Party Tour had a tremendous impact on Rock and Roll / Popular music. Although the tour had a tragic event, there was still some life changing / positive things that happened because of it. Here’s a good example: On Jan. 31, 1959, the Winter Dance Party, featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens […]

31st January 1957, Decca Records announced that Bill Haley & His Comets, ‘Rock Around the Clock’ had sold over a million copies in the UK, mostly on 10inch 78’s. The version of ‘Rock Around the Clock’ that was used in the movie Blackboard Jungle differs from the hit single version. The difference is in the […]

28th January 1983, British Rock & Roll singer Billy Fury died of heart failure aged 42. An early British rock and roll (and film) star, he equalled the Beatles’ record of 24 hits in the Sixties , and spent 332 weeks on the UK chart, without a chart-topping single or album. His We Want Billy […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Diamond is celebrating his 77th birthday today. It was just two days ago that Neil announced that he was retiring from touring in order to take care of his health. Neil didn’t start out wanting to be a musician. His life ambition was in medicine, as explained […]


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