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Yoko Ono turns 86 years old today. As John Lennon’s widow, Ono has stayed active in many charitable causes. She funded Strawberry Fields in New York City, the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan (which closed in 2010). She has made significant philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace, […]

Glyn Johns has 76 candles on his birthday cake today. You may not know his name, but if you have been alive in the last 50 years, you have heard his work. Glyn is an English musician, recording engineer and record producer. He has worked with such artists as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The […]

Today we are remembering Waylon Jennings who passed away 16 years ago today. We know that there will probably be some who will question why we would mention Waylon on a Rock and Roll site. The answer is very simple. Because he was Waylon Jennings. And then there’s that whole Buddy Holly thing. Yeah, he […]

“Hey hey he’s a Monkee… and today is birthday!!” The Monkees’ Peter Tork has 76 candles on his birthday cake today. Peter was born in 1942. If you look around, there are some places that say he was born in 1944. The 1944 date comes from an early press release of The Monkees. Guess the […]

Rush released their 8th studio LP called “Moving Pictures” 37 years ago today on Feb. 12, 1981. The album was their most commercially successful album in the U.S. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone. Believe it or not, there […]

51 years ago today, on Feb. 11, 1967, The Monkees set a new record when their second album, ‘More Of The Monkees’ jumped from No.122 to the top of the album chart. It displaced the band’s debut album on the Billboard 200 chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks—the longest of any Monkees album. […]

The music world changed 54 years ago today. It was a very good change. It was a very important day for so, so many…. Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. How many of you were sitting / laying on the floor in front of the family TV to watch […]

This isn’t a Beatles ’50 years ago today’ post. This is a Beatles ’60 years ago today’ post…. And then there were 3. The Quarrymen performed at the Wilson Hall in the Garston section of Liverpool, England on Feb. 8, 1958. After the show. Quarrymen member Paul McCartney introduces his friend George Harrison to John […]

54 years ago today, about four thousand Beatles’ fans were at London’s Heathrow Airport to see The Beatles off for their first trip as a band to the US. The band was traveling with their entourage of photographers and journalists, and Phil Spector. When the group arrived at New York’s newly renamed John F. Kennedy […]

Bob Marley would have turned 73 years old today. Bob was one of the main artists who spread reggae music worldwide. He influenced many artists who either played reggae or used its sounds and beats in their music. Bob died from cancer on 11 May 1981. He was only 36 years old. His final words […]

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