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Ray Thomas, a newly elected member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of and a songwriter, singer, flute player and all around good guy for The Moody Blues is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Some of his compositions are; “Another Morning” and “Twilight Time” (from Days of Future Passed), […]

Newly elected member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mike Pinder, a founding member of and the original keyboardist for The Moody Blues, is celebrating his 76th birthday today. He is especially noted for his technological contribution to music. When the band was first together, Mike took a day job at Streetly Music. […]

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, […]

One of the most covered songs in the history of Rock and Roll is “Hey Joe”. The song gained fans in the Los Angeles music scene of the mid-1960s, which led to fast-paced recordings in 1965 and 1966 by The Leaves, The Standells, The Surfaris, Love, The Music Machine, and The Byrds, swiftly making the […]

He didn’t invent the term “Rock and Roll”, but he gave it a home. If Alan Freed was still with us, he would turn 96 years old today. Alan, also known as ‘Moondog,’ was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on […]

AC/DC’s bassist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cliff Williams turns 68 years old today. Angus Young once said they hired him not only for his ability, but also for his looks. The band thought he would help attract women to their shows. Yeah, like they needed that…. If we said we were […]

11th Dec 1968, Filming began for The Rolling Stones ‘Rock & Roll Circus.’ As well as clowns and acrobats, John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards. It was originally meant to be aired on the BBC, […]

Every generation has those that we call ‘visionaries’…. The Rock and Roll Generation has had a number of visionaries. One of them, Michael Lang is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Michael was born in Brooklyn, and in 1967 moved to Coconut Grove, Florida to open a head shop. In 1968, after promoting a series of […]

Dec. 8th is a day that most Rock and Roll fans will remember. It was on this date in 1980 that John Lennon was murdered. For many Rock fans who weren’t born yet or probably to young to understand about Lennon, the day still has a major impact. It was on Dec. 8, 2004, 24 […]

We’ve been referred to as the ‘Rock and Roll’ generation. Our parents / grandparents have been referred to as ‘The Greatest Generation’. Very few of us seeing this page were alive on Dec. 7, 1941. But our parents and grandparents lived the horror of that day. They did what was necessary and made the world […]


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