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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 […]

He was one of the original front men of Rock and Roll, and possibly the first ‘famous’ blond one. The Rolling Stones had Brian Jones playing guitar, but The Yardbirds had Keith Relf out in front. And he was one of the best and set the standard for many to follow. If Keith were still […]

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 […]


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