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There are some who say he was the greatest Rock and Roll drummer ever. There are many who would disagree with that, but they always put him in the top 5. We are talking about The Who's Keith Moon. It was 40 years ago today that Keith left us. Every time we hear thunder, we […]

One of the great drumming legends in the history of Rock and Roll, The Who's Keith Moon would have been celebrating his 72nd birthday today, Aug. 23rd. Many times we have asked who you think the 'greatest' drummer, guitarist, singer etc is / was, but we realize that everybody has different likes when it comes […]

Elvis was The King of Rock and Roll. Aretha Franklin was The Queen of Soul. The King and Queen of a musical generation. They both passed away on Aug. 16th. Elvis in 1977 and Aretha in 2018. Yet they were only about 7 years apart in age. RIP Aretha and Elvis. We wonder where music […]

2 time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has 77 candles on his birthday cake today. David was inducted into the RRHoF once for his work with The Byrds and then again for his work with Crosby, Stills & Nash. David is a survivor. And a talented one at that. When you […]

Another sad Rock and Roll story…. On July 24, 1972, the music world lost Bobby Ramirez who at one time was the drummer in Edgar Winter’s White Trash. At the time, Bobby was playing in the band LaCroix. They were on tour with Uriah Heep and they had just done a show in Chicago.. Ramirez, […]

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 […]


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