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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 […]

The 1959 Winter Dance Party Tour had a tremendous impact on Rock and Roll / Popular music. Although the tour had a tragic event, there was still some life changing / positive things that happened because of it. Here’s a good example: On Jan. 31, 1959, the Winter Dance Party, featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens […]

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 […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Diamond is celebrating his 77th birthday today. It was just two days ago that Neil announced that he was retiring from touring in order to take care of his health. Neil didn’t start out wanting to be a musician. His life ambition was in medicine, as explained […]

He wasn’t the first person to use the words “Rock and Roll”, but he was the one who gave them definition. Today we are remembering Alan Freed who passed away on Jan. 20, 1965. Albert James “Alan” Freed , also known as Moondog, was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the […]


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