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One of the people who really invented Rock and Roll, Little Richard has never been at a loss for words. On July 22, 1979, then known as the Reverend Richard Penniman, he spoke at a revival in North Richmond, CA. To get his point across he told the congregation that rock and roll is evil, […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and one of the founders of the Eagles, Don Henley is celebrating his 71st birthday today. When Don first came to California from his native Texas, he stayed at fellow Texan Kenny Rogers house. Don then got a job in Linda Ronstadt’s backing band and that band became […]

One of the most under appreciated people in the history of Roc and Roll, Dion DiMucci is celebrating his 79th birthday today. Dion started with Dion and the Belmonts in the 50’s and later became a solo star. He sang songs like “Runaround Sue”, “Ruby Baby”, “Donna the Prima Donna”, “The Wanderer” and “Abraham, Martin […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]


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