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“……We’re more popular than Jesus now…….” It wasn’t the first and it wasn’t the last, but it was one of the most famous ‘shit storms’ ever to hit Rock and Roll. On July 29. 1966, the US teen magazine “Datebook” reprinted a John Lennon quote from an interview, conducted by Maureen Cleave, which had been […]

It wasn’t the start of Rock and Roll by any means, but it was the start of “Big Time” Rock and Roll… On July 18, 1953, an eighteen-year-old truck driver went to the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue to record a novelty 45 for his mother’s birthday. The young truck driver was Elvis […]

It wasn’t only the young girls that went through teenage ‘crushes’ on singers….. Here’s one for the guys: Michelle Phillips, one of the founding members of The Mamas & The Papas is celebrating her birthday today. Besides being a ‘Mama’, Michelle also did quite a bit of acting. We are sure you all can name […]

David Crosby has had his ups and downs. 1982 wasn’t his best year. On April 13th of 82′, while he was still awaiting his trial on a concealed weapon and illegal drug possession charge three weeks earlier, he was arrested in Dallas again after local police found him preparing a “speedball” of cocaine backstage before […]

Remember Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder singing “Ebony and Ivory”? It wasn’t always that easy. Petula Clark did her first and only US TV special on April 8, 1968. It was called “Petula” and was on NBC. Petula’s featuring guest star was Harry Belafonte. The two performed a duet on an antiwar song she’d written […]

There probably isn’t a Rock and Roll drummer who wasn’t influenced by Buddy Rich. He has been called many things, some of them not so nice. There was one thing Buddy loved being called, “Daddy”. Buddy left us 31 years ago today. He was only 69 years old. Honestly, probably the greatest drummer the world […]

A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

When Joe Walsh wasn’t recording with The James Gang or the Eagles, he was doing his solo projects. On March 10, 1981, Joe released his fifth solo LP “There Goes the Neighborhood.” The album features contributions from two Eagles’ members Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit. The album peaked at number 20 on Billboard 200. […]

He wasn’t a big man, but he was a giant. Steve Marriott would have turned 71 years old today. Steve is best known for his time in the Small Faces and Humble Pie. If you look to see who many of the biggest stars in Rock and Roll say was one of the greatest ever, […]

He wasn’t the first person to use the words “Rock and Roll”, but he was the one who gave them definition. Today we are remembering Alan Freed who passed away on Jan. 20, 1965. Albert James “Alan” Freed , also known as Moondog, was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the […]


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