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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 […]

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 […]

“My God is Rock n’ Roll. It’s an obscure power that can change your life. The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.” This was a quote from Lou Reed. Lou would have turned 76 years old today. Although his Lou and his band The Velvet Underground never really had great commercial […]

He was without a doubt one of the Founding Fathers of Rock and Roll. We lost him last Oct. 24th. If he were still with us, Fats Domino would have turned 90 years old today. Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr. was a pianist and singer-songwriter who was one of the pioneers of rock and roll […]

On Feb. 5, 2006, Rock and Roll bad boys, The Rolling Stones were the halftime show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. Thinking that The Stones might be to ‘wild’ for the NFL’s image, the NFL imposed a five-second delay & censored lyrics considered too explicit. The Stones had agreed to the censoring. Remember when […]

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of The Kinks, Dave Davies is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Dave was came up with the signature distorted power chord sound on The Kinks’ first hit, “You Really Got Me”. He achieved the sound by slitting the speaker cone on […]

He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Once for being part of The Hollies and again for being the “Nash” in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Of course we are talking about Graham Nash. Graham is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Graham is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom […]

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