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This post will fall under Rock and Roll history and Gear Porn. We know that all of our guitarist / musician friends will know what a “Fuzz Box” is. For this of you who don’t, a “Fuzz Box” is a device that goes between and electric guitar and an amplifier. It gives a distorted sound […]

One of the true greats of Rock and Roll, Roy Orbison would have turned 82 years old today. Roy started out just wanting to be a songwriter. He had a hard time finding people to sing his songs so he decided to record them himself. Smart move Roy. Do you have a certain song he […]

He was Rock and Roll Royalty. Steve Marriott was a founding member of The Small Faces and Humble Pie. His career had many ups and downs, from selling out major arenas to collecting bottles to get cash. In 1990, Peter Frampton had got Steve to agree to do some more Humble Pie recordings in LA. […]

How the times have changed. Big time Rock and Roll tours weren’t always quite as “big”. The picture below shows the semis used for U2’s 360 tour in 2009. It was a major tour for the time. Why do we mention this….. In 1958, Buddy Holly was doing a major tour for the time. On […]

If there is a list of the best ‘Rock and Roll’ comedians ever, Sam Kinison would be at the top of the list. Sam was known for his politically incorrect style of humor. On April 10, 1992, Sam died at the age of 38 after his white 1989 Pontiac Trans Am was struck head-on on […]

If there is a list of the best ‘Rock and Roll’ comedians ever, Sam Kinison would be at or near the top of the list. Sam was known for his politically incorrect style of humor. On April 10, 1992, Sam died at the age of 38 after his white 1989 Pontiac Trans Am was struck […]

There probably isn’t a Rock and Roll drummer who wasn’t influenced by Buddy Rich. He has been called many things, some of them not so nice. There was one thing Buddy loved being called, “Daddy”. Buddy left us 31 years ago today. He was only 69 years old. Honestly, probably the greatest drummer the world […]

The only three time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Eric has been inducted as a member of The Yardbirds, as a member of Cream and for his solo career. We’ll give you a two part question: 1. Do you like him better as […]

One of the truly great American Rock and Roll bands, The Young Rascals released their self-titled debut LP “The Young Rascals” on March 28, 1966, and rose to #15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and #10 in Cashbox. Most of the songs on the record were covers of songs written or originally performed by […]

Two of the biggest bands in the history of Rock and Roll, The Who and Cream (at the time called The Cream) played their first US show on March 25, 1967. They were part of a 9 day concert event that was put together by New York disc jockey Murray the K and were held […]


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