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His birth name was Vincent Damon Furnier and he got that name 70 years ago today. He is one of the pioneers of theatrical rock and he used snakes, electric chairs, guillotines and baby dolls on stage. He is a world class golfer and truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Of […]

It was 35 years ago today that the music world lost Karen Carpenter. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo The Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming luminaries and peers, she is best known for her vocal performances. Even though The Carpenters sold millions of records, she still […]

Ray Sawyer is celebrating his 81st birthday today. Ray “Eye Patch” Sawyer is a singer best known as a vocalist with Dr Hook & The Medicine Show. He sang lead on the song “The Cover of Rolling Stone”, the band’s best-known song, and was a recognizable presence in the band due to the eyepatch & […]

Today we are remembering two founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Signe Anderson and Paul Kantner, who both passed away two years ago today. Both Signe and Paul were 74 years old at the time of their deaths. Signe was the original singer in the group before she was replaced by Grace Slick. How many of […]

It was 34 years ago today, on Jan. 27, 1984 that Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial. At first it was thought that the only real problem was the burns he suffered. It was much more than that. Years later during the trial of the doctor who prescribed the medications […]

Corky Laing is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Corky was the drummer for the legendary bands Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing ( with Leslie West Mountain & Jack Bruce). His full name is Laurence Gordon Laing and is a native of Montreal, Quebec. He was the youngest in a family of five children. His […]

It was one year ago today, on Jan. 25th when we learned of the passing of The Allman Brothers Bands founding member and one of their drummers Butch Trucks. Police reports confirmed that Trucks died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on January 24, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age […]

These days when you go to a concert, there are a number of computers in use to put the show on. If you go to record music, just about every studio is using computers. They are a big part of Rock and Roll. It seems like the computer of choice for these tasks is an […]

Cheap Trick’s frontman Robin Zander is celebrating his 65th birthday today. Besides playing with CT, Robin also fronts The Robin Zander Band. Robin is still one of the great frontmen in Rock and Roll. After all these years, he still has his voice. We have heard the Robin currently has a cast on his foot. […]

Today we are remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Allen Collins who passed away 28 years ago on this date. Allen joined Skynyrd in Jacksonville, Florida just two weeks after Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, along with Bob Burns and Larry Junstrom. Allen and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant co-wrote many of the biggest Skynyrd hits, including […]

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