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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 […]

It was one of the darkest moments in Rock and Roll history. On Jan. 19, 1971, prosecutors at Charles Manson’s murder trial played a recording of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” in deference to the rumor that Manson saw the band’s “White Album” as a blueprint for violent revolution. The words “healter skelter” had been written […]

On Jan. 15, 1970, one of the best ways to spell Rock and Roll was to use two letters and a number. MC5 It was on this day that they released their first studio album “Back In The USA”. (Their first LP “Kick Out The Jams” was a live album) It was/is pure unadulterated balls […]

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 […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Charles Weedon Westover would have been celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Charles is better known as Del Shannon, who had a No. 1 hit, “Runaway”, in 1961. There are stories that Del was considered as a replacement for Roy Orbison in the Traveling Wilburys after Roy’s passing. Del […]


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