Some things can only happen once. Maybe it is when the stars, planets and moons align….. On July 25, 1999, the 30th Anniversary of Woodstock Festival ended. It wasn’t the same as the original or even the 25th Anniversary. The 30th Anniversary festival had riots, fires, looting, three rapes, and other crimes, including three accidental […]
https://www.acast.com/deadrockstars Dead Rock Stars on acast Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and tQ regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of […]
Thank goodness some stars stayed just music stars. On May 13, 1977, Linda Ronstadt (indirectly) declined an offer placed in Hustler magazine, promising a million dollars to any of ten female celebrities (including Ronstadt) willing to pose for a nude photo shoot. Yes, it would have sold a gazillion magazines, but it was not what […]
He was a Rock Star’s Rock Star. If Nicky Hopkins were still with us, he would be celebrating his 74th birthday today. We know that there are many of you who have heard his name but don’t really understand how important Nicky is/was to Rock and Roll. Nicky didn’t become famous playing in any one […]
Pearl would have turned 75 years old today. Some stars can only shine for a short time before they must return to the heavens.. In Janis Joplin’s case, just 27 years. Happy Birthday Janis. Return If Possible. We’d all love to get to see you one more time. Read It Here!
On the night of Nov. 22, 1963, Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” was scheduled to play at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas TX. During their rehearsal for the show, the performers who were there, Brian Hyland, Bobby Vee, Jimmy Canton and Dale and Grace, stopped to wave to President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade as […]
The guest stars on the Nov. 22, 1957 episode of ABC-TV’s dance show ‘American Bandstand’ was the singing duo “Tom and Jerry.” They performed their song “Hey Little Schoolgirl” which was a minor hit at the time. Although ‘Tom and Jerry’ did make it to ‘Bandstand’, they would have much greater success in a couple […]