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The first day of the Monterey Pop Festival was 51 years ago today. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. The Monterey […]

Brad Carlson is celebrating his 68th birthday today. Brad in his own way is responsible for how live music is played today by many. You will know Brad better as Cheap Trick’s original drummer Bun E. Carlos. Back in the early 70’s when Trick was just starting, they took a little different approach to how […]

Today we are remembering Rory Gallagher. That is the way we are told we should start a piece about him on the anniversary of his death. It was 23 years ago today that Rory passed away. But it would be incorrect for us to say ‘today’. We remember him every day. Rory has a huge […]

ZZ Top’s drummer, Frank Beard is celebrating his 69th birthday today. When ZZ Top started, Beard was known by the nickname “Rube” and was credited as “Rube Beard” on the first album and on Tres Hombres, the band’s third album, but is listed under his real name on Rio Grande Mud, their second album. After […]

Today we are remembering the great Bob Welch who left us 6 years ago today on June 7, 2012. Bob was a former member of Fleetwood Mac, and he had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included “Hot Love, Cold World,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Precious Love,” and his signature song, “Sentimental Lady.” […]

It was 21 years ago today that the music world lost the great Ronnie Lane. Ronnie was a musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands the Small Faces and, after losing the band’s frontman, the Faces, with two new […]

Pinky Tuscadero’s little sister ‘Leather’ is celebrating her 68th birthday today. OK, if you’re not familiar with the 70’s TV show “Happy Days” you probably have no clue what we are talking about. Let’s try it this way. One of the first and biggest female ‘real rockers’, Suzi Quatro is celebrating her birthday today. She […]

“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 […]


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