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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 […]

Drummer Bill Bruford has 69 candles on his birthday cake today. For those who are not familiar with Bill, he is a retired drummer, percussionist, songwriter, producer, and record label owner who first gained prominence as the original drummer of the rock band Yes, from 1968 to 1972 and again from 1989 to 1992. After […]

50 years ago today, the first day of the first Miami Pop event took place at Gulfstream Park. An estimated 100,000 people attended this concert, which was promoted by Richard O’Barry & Michael Lang, later famous as promoter of Woodstock. Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Frank Zappa and The […]

Eric Burdon is celebrating his 77th birthday today. Eric first came to prominence as the front man / lead singer of The Animals, one of the first bands in the British Invasion. Eric has also had success with the band War and as a solo artist. What is the first song that he did that […]

Steve Winwood turns 70 years old today. While he was still a pupil at the Great Barr School, Steve was a part of the Birmingham rhythm and blues scene, playing the Hammond B-3 organ and guitar, backing blues singers such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

Guitar playing changed in the UK forever 51 years ago today on May 12, 1967. On that day, the LP “Are You Experienced” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was released. People had been hearing about him but not a lot had seen him yet. When the Monterey Pop Festival was being put together in 1967, […]


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