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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Congratulations to one of our favourite music mags – VIVE LE ROCK 50th issue is out now featuring Adam Ant, Slade, The Skids and the Mission, along with the Top 50 Albums of 2017, Free Calendar and the Year In Rock. To order online go to http://vivelerock.net/ Vive Le Rock Magazine | Rock n Roll, […]

One of the most covered songs in the history of Rock and Roll is “Hey Joe”. The song gained fans in the Los Angeles music scene of the mid-1960s, which led to fast-paced recordings in 1965 and 1966 by The Leaves, The Standells, The Surfaris, Love, The Music Machine, and The Byrds, swiftly making the […]

He didn’t invent the term “Rock and Roll”, but he gave it a home. If Alan Freed was still with us, he would turn 96 years old today. Alan, also known as ‘Moondog,’ was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on […]

AC/DC’s bassist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cliff Williams turns 68 years old today. Angus Young once said they hired him not only for his ability, but also for his looks. The band thought he would help attract women to their shows. Yeah, like they needed that…. If we said we were […]


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