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The Doors’ drummer, John Densmore is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. John grew up playing piano and later took up drums/percussion for the marching band at his school. He joined The Doors in 1965 and remained a member until the band’s dissolution in 1973. Densmore met keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger at a […]

Blue Oyster Cult’s Eric Bloom has 73 candles on his birthday cake today. While working at a Sam Ash Music store in 1968, a local band that had a pretty good following came into the store and Eric struck up a conversation with them. The band was called Soft White Underbelly. They liked him enough […]

Richard Augustus Wagstaff would have turned 88 years old today. Richard got America’s teens dancing. You will know Richard much better as ‘America’s Teenager “Dick” Clark” Dick is best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which transmitted Times […]

Today, guitars worldwide and gently weeping….. His family’s official statement read, in part: “He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends. He often said, ‘Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another.’” On […]

The founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy turns 88 years old today. After earning some money as a songwriter, Berry started Motown Records. Over the years he signed such artists as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, The Contours, The Four Tops., Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Commodores, The Velvelettes, Martha Reeves […]

Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie turns 72 today. John played with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakersl before joining Fleetwood Mac. His surname, combined with that of Mick Fleetwood, was the inspiration for the band’s name. He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967. Peter combined the names of Mick Fleetwood […]

It all had to start somewhere…. Today is Thanksgiving in the US. For this, we are thankful. The ‘Blues’ and ‘Rock and Roll’ are as about as interwound as is possible. One of the first Blues recordings ever made was by the legendary Robert Johnson. He made the first of those recording on Nov. 23, […]

“Silivo Dante” is 67 years old today. Of coures we are talking about Steven Van Zandt. Steven was born on November 22, 1950. He is an musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami steve. He is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s […]

Today is the 67th birthday of Martina Michèle “Tina” Weymouth. Tina is best known as a founding member and bassist of the New Wave group Talking Heads and its side project Tom Tom Club (co-founded with husband and Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz). Tina and Chris have been married since 1977. Happy Birthday Tina!! Read […]

30 years ago today, on Nov. 21, 1987, Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first & only time with a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony”. Tommy James has talked about the night he wrote the song: “True story: I had the track done […]

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