This is one of our favorite stories to do each year. By Sept. of 1965, the members of The Who decided that they need some type of security for their equipment van. They decided to get a guard dog. So, on Sept. 4, they went to England's Battersea Dog's Home to find a big scary […]

This is one of the saddest stories in the history of Rock and Roll. Today, July 14, James Beck “Jim” Gordon turns 73 years old. Jim is a recording artist, musician and songwriter. The Grammy Award winner was one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s, recording albums with many […]

“Demons.” This is truly one of the saddest stories in Rock and Roll. On June 3, 1983, Jim Gordon brutally murdered his mother with a hammer and knife in their home. He was already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from, among other things, voices in his head. Here is why we are talking about Jim. […]

With all the current news stories about what the FBI did or didn’t do, we thought we’d give you one they did do. The FBI finally reached their decision that the lyrics to the song “Louie Louie” were to garbled too understand on May 17, 1965 and 2 day later on May 19th, they released […]

It’s a story that has been told a million times. But not all of the stories have this kind of an outcome. On May 4, 1964, two musicians in Birmingham, England decided to start an R & B group. The musicians were Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder. They liked Duke Ellington’s song “Mood Indigo” so […]

“I’ve seen the needle and the damage done”… This is one of the saddest stories in the history of Rock and Roll. If he was still with us, Daniel Ray Whitten would have turned 75 years old today. Better know as Danny Whitten, he was a musician and songwriter best known for his work with […]

Another of the really sad stories of Rock and Roll: He has been referred to as the 4th member of Cream. He was the producer of and the bassist for Mountain. He was Felix Pappalardi. Felix produced 3 albums for Cream. He also produced for many others including The Youngbloods and Leslie West. Felix was […]

Probably one of the biggest stories in the history of Rock and Roll. In March 1966, the London Evening Standard ran a weekly series of articles entitled “How Does a Beatle Live?” which featured John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney respectively. The articles were completed by journalist Maureen Cleave, who knew the […]

This is one of the sadder stories in Rock and Roll. The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon decided to go to the Red Lion Pub in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on Jan. 4, 1970. Keith went with his wife and some other friends. Keith’s friend and driver Neil Boland, drove them in Keith’s Bentley. The people in […]

You always hear stories about someone who may have had too much to drink saying they saw a pink elephant or maybe a flying pink pig. But, if you were in London on Dec. 3rd of 1976, you may have seen a flying pink pig. On that day, a 40-foot inflatable pig that was being […]

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