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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 […]

28th January 1983, British Rock & Roll singer Billy Fury died of heart failure aged 42. An early British rock and roll (and film) star, he equalled the Beatles’ record of 24 hits in the Sixties , and spent 332 weeks on the UK chart, without a chart-topping single or album. His We Want Billy […]

8th Jan 1935, Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with ‘All Shook Up’. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK […]

Congratulations to one of our favourite music mags – VIVE LE ROCK 50th issue is out now featuring Adam Ant, Slade, The Skids and the Mission, along with the Top 50 Albums of 2017, Free Calendar and the Year In Rock. To order online go to http://vivelerock.net/ Vive Le Rock Magazine | Rock n Roll, […]


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