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There are very few people in the history of Rock and Roll who have had an impact on the music and the performance equal to that of The Who’s Pete Townshend. Today, Pete has 73 candles on his birthday cake. There are some of our friends who think we are taking the easy road when […]

One of the great Rock and Roll artists who left us way to soon, Ritchie Valens would have turned 77 years old today. Ritchie’s star was just taking off when he got on an small airplane in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 3, 1959. Also on the plane was Buddy Holly, and The Big Bopper. […]

Willie Nelson’s music may not be complete Rock and Roll, but his attitude is. Wille is celebrating his 85th birthday today. Happy Birthday Mr. Nelson!!! You are a true American treasure! We’ll ask the usual question… If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would play you just one song, […]

There is only one person in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who got inducted because of his harmonica playing. That person, Marion Walter Jacobs would have turned 88 years old today. You will probably know him better by his stage name, Little Walter. His playing was a revolutionary approach to the harmonica has […]

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 […]


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