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Everybody appears to love Joe Walsh! We didn’t know which album to feature today, but we had a vote in the office and went for The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get. We love ‘Rocky Mountain Way’. Read it here

Today we are remembering the late Terry Melcher who passed away 13 years ago today. Terry was an musician and record producer, who was instrumental in shaping the sound of 1960’s Southern California rock music. His greatest contribution to the culture of the time was producing The Byrds’ innovative cover hits “Mr. Tambourine Man” and […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is celebrating his 55th birthday today. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. Hammett has a well-known passion for horror movies; that stretches back to […]

Gordon Lightfoot is celebrating his 79th birthday today. Gordon achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend. Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early […]

37 years ago today, on Nov. 17, 1980, John Lennon released his final album, “Double Fantasy” along with his wife Yoko Ono It is the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon in his lifetime. At first the LP was not received very well, but 3 weeks later, when John was murdered it became […]

Very few people become legends in their own lifetime. It was one year ago today that we lost one of those who did, Leon Russell. Leon’s career spanned over 60 years and his massive range impacted the work of the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Elton John to name just […]

Today we are remembering the 89 people who lost their lives two years ago today when terrorists attacked at an Eagles of Death Metal show at the Bataclan in Paris. It was a sad day for music and a sad day for the world. Have the events from that night changed to way you think […]

Abbey Road Studio is celebrating it’s birthday today, Nov. 12th. But it wasn’t always called that. Originally a nine-bedroom Georgian townhouse built in the 1830s on the footpath leading to Kilburn Abbey, the building was later converted to apartments where the most flamboyant resident was Maundy Gregory. The premises were acquired by the Gramophone Company […]

Donald Brian Roeser is celebrating his 70th birthday today. You will know him better as Buck Dharma, a founding member of Blue Oyster Cult. He wrote and sang the lead vocals on many of the band’s best-known hits, including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla”, and “Burnin’ for You”. Roeser was born on Long Island, New […]

It was 45 years ago today that we lost The Allman Brothers Band founding member and bassist Berry Oakley. Berry was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in the suburb of Park Forest, Illinois, then moved to Florida where he met and joined Dickey Betts’s band, The Second Coming. He was a founding member of The […]

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