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“It was 51 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…..” The Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” LP on June 1, 1967. When the band started recording this record, they had already made the decision to not play live shows anymore. That gave them the freedom to make music […]

Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham would have turned 70 years old today. John is one of those musicians that we could go on forever about regarding his work etc, but we think it is best said like this: “God invented Thunder. John made it into music.” How many of you were lucky enough to see […]

Herb Alpert is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. Herb is a nine time Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader for The Tijuana Brass and the only artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart with a vocal single (“This Guy’s In Love With You,” #1, 1968) and an instrumental song (“Rise,” #1, 1979), You probably […]

It was one year ago today that we lost Gregg Allman. He was only 69 years old when he passed. Is there a certain song that Gregg did, either with the Brothers or solo that comes to mind whenever you hear his name? RIP Gregg. Hope you and your brother have been playing with Barry […]

Stevie Nicks is celebrating her birthday today. Stevie rose to success when she joined Fleetwood Mac, a band that would sell millions upon millions of records. And in her solo career, Stevie has sold well over 50 million albums. Stevie is currently performing with Fleetwood Mac again. Do you like her work better as a […]

If Mick Ronson were still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Some of you may not be familiar with him. Mick received his first real fame as David Bowie’s guitarist (The Spiders From Mars). Along with David, Mick worked as a producer on several albums. Here is a quick list of […]

Robert Allen Zimmerman is celebrating his 77th birthday today. When he started performing, he changed his name to Elston Gunn. He only used that name for a short time before changing it again to Bob Dylan. If you could go to his birthday party tonight and he said he would sing you just one song, […]

Robert Blackwell would have turned 100 years old today. Robert was much better known as “Bumps” Blackwell. Bumps kind of did it all, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, and was best known for his work overseeing the early hits of Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Lloyd Price, […]

How many of you had breakfast today? And how many of you had ‘Breakfast In America’ today? When the new Billboard charts came out on May 19, 1979, there was a new #1 album in the US. By the way we started this post, we bet you know who it was by. 39 years ago […]

It was 8 years ago today that we lost Ronnie James Dio. Ronnie founded/fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the “metal horns” hand gesture in metal culture and is known for his medieval themed lyrics. He had a powerful versatile vocal range capable […]


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