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He was one of the original front men of Rock and Roll, and possibly the first ‘famous’ blond one. The Rolling Stones had Brian Jones playing guitar, but The Yardbirds had Keith Relf out in front. And he was one of the best and set the standard for many to follow. If Keith were still […]

I you even think you knew or know Rock and Roll, you know Chuck Berry. He was one of the people who started it and made it huge. It was one year ago today that Chuck passed away. He was 90 years old. What is the first song of his that comes to your mind […]

Rock and Roll radio has seen better days. The great stations are slowly disappearing. Case in point. WLUP-FM in Chicago was a mainstay of Rock and Roll for 41 years. The station, better know as ‘The Loop’ was one of the first stations to use the Lee Abrams “Superstars” format and it was the home […]

9th March 2007, Brad Delp lead singer of US rock band Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in at his home in the New Hampshire town of Atkinson. He died from the smoke of two charcoal grills he’d lit inside his sealed master bathroom. He was found by police lying on a pillow on […]

When you ask someone who they think the top 5 guitarists in Rock and Roll are, you will instantly hear Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Then ask them about Robin Trower. Not as famous but if you know his music and playing….. Robin is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Besides his […]

One of the great Rock and Roll records, “Climbing” the debut album by Mountain was released on March 7, 1970. The album featured the ‘classic’ Mountain lineup of Leslie West (guitar, vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass, piano) and Corky Laing (drums, percussion). Produced by Pappalardi, the album reached number 17 on the American Billboard 200 albums […]

Billing itself as “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll magazine,” Creem Magazine was first published on March 5, 1969. The mag featured up and coming writers who would eventually become as popular as some of the “stars” whom they wrote about. The staff captured the style and feel of the music in their writing and rapidly […]

Probably one of the biggest stories in the history of Rock and Roll. In March 1966, the London Evening Standard ran a weekly series of articles entitled “How Does a Beatle Live?” which featured John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney respectively. The articles were completed by journalist Maureen Cleave, who knew the […]

3rd March 2012, American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound aged 64. The guitarist who led the bands Montrose and Gamma had been ill suffering from prostate cancer. Montrose had also worked with Edgar Winter, Van Morrison, Dan Hartman, Sammy Hagar and many other artists. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/music-quizzes/the-udiscover-rock-music-quiz/ The uDiscover Rock Music Quiz | uDiscover Think you know your rock music? Know your Queen’s from your Stones’s? Test yourself with the uDiscover Rock Music quiz – it’s hard but fun! Read it here


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