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If Chester Arthur Burnett was still with us, he would be celebrating his 108th birthday today. There are some who are not familiar with him and his influence on Rock and Roll. You will know Mr. Burnett better by his stage name “Howlin’ Wolf”. His style of the blues was studied by some many bands […]

Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, made the formal announcement that he was leaving the band on June 8th, 1969. His reason for leaving was that he “no longer see(s) eye to eye (with the group about) the discs we are cutting.” In reality, the band had already fired / […]

The Rolling Stones were in the studio recording the song “Sympathy For The Devil” on June 5, 1968, when they changed the lyrics due to the news they had just hears from America. The favorite for the Democratic party nomination for President, Sen. Robert Kennedy, had been shot just after midnight on June 5th, after […]

This one raised a few eyebrows… On June 2, 1989, The Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman, 52, married model Mandy Smith, who was 19, in a secret ceremony. What really got some people was the fact the Wyman started dating Mandy when she was only 13 years old. Mandy’s mum didn’t have a problem with […]

Happy Birthday to Charlie Watts, born on 2nd June 1941, English drummer who joined The Rolling Stones in 1963 and had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘Satisfaction’ and over 35 Top 40 singles and albums. Watts also plays occasional gigs with Charlie Watts and his Big Band. In 2006, Watts was elected into […]

If it was the birthday of a guitarist for The Rolling Stones, we would make sure we told you about it. If it was the birthday of a guitarist for The Jeff Beck Group, we would tell you about it. If it was the birthday of a guitarist of The Faces we would tell you […]

The third in a series by author Richard Houghton, I Was There provides a fan’s-eye account of the greatest rock & roll band in the world – The Rolling Stones. With over 400 fan’s accounts of their memories of seeing one of the greatest live acts ever, fascinating anecdotes, stories, photographs and memorabilia that have […]

13th May 2011, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ was voted as Bob Dylan’s best-ever song by Rolling Stone Magazine, who had asked the opinions of a panel of writers, academics and musicians to compile a poll to mark Dylan’s 70th birthday on 24th May. ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, was described by U2’s Bono as ‘a black […]

On May 12, 1972, The Rolling Stones released the LP “Exile On Main Street”. It was a double album. At the time of Exile’s release, Mick Jagger said, “This new album is fucking mad. There’s so many different tracks. It’s very rock & roll, you know. I didn’t want it to be like that. I’m […]

According to the April 25, 1974 issue of Rolling Stone, “streaking” had become so popular that Yes and Gregg Allman concerts had been interrupted by the fad. The magazine also said that at a recent concert by The Beach Boys the band was streaked by its own crew. We thought this was an interesting little […]


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