3rd November 1990, 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unchained Melody'. The track had been featured in the Patrick Swayze film 'Ghost.' Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, 'Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, […]
In remembering Duane Allman today, (it was 47 years ago today he passed) we thought we would give some history on him. Obviously, Duane and Gregg Allman have alway been brothers, but they would be in some other bands prior to being "The Allman Brothers". One of the bands they were both in was call […]
Today we are remembering the great Lou Reed who passed away 5 years ago today on Oct. 27, 2013. He was an innovator. He was an inspiration. He was Lou Reed. Do you have a special memory of Lou? RIP Lou. Thank You. Read It Here!
It was four years ago today that the music world lost a founding member of and the bassist and lead vocalist for Cream, Jack Bruce. There have been many things said about Jack. In The Sunday Times in 2008, Dan Cairns had suggested: "many consider him to be one of the greatest bass players of […]
52 years ago today, The Yardbirds played a concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco: (Any of you there that night?) Here is a great story about The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and Marshall Amplification as told by the manager of the band Simon Napier-Bell: FILMORE WEST, 1966… "Shortly after the Yardbirds filmed Antonioni’s guitar-smashing scene […]
Johnny Cash passed away 15 years ago today on Sept. 12, 2003. He was / is a true American icon. RIP Johnny. Your influence has inspired so many. Thank You. Yes we are a Rock and Roll page, but if you don’t think Johnny should be mentioned here…. Read It Here!
15 years ago today, the music world lost Warren Zevon. When we write our posts, we try to keep them short in hopes that our friends will continue the conversation. It is impossible to write a short tribute to Warren, so we are attaching the wikipedia page on him. For our younger friends that may […]
49 years ago tonight, The New Yardbirds played their first show. We were going to write about it, but a friend sent us this. In case you didn't know, The New Yardbirds was the band that was formed when The Yardbirds split. One of the guitarists decided to honor some contracts that were in place. […]
This one is kind of hard to believe…. On Sept. 3, 1966, after 14 years on TV (and ten years on radio before that), the last episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which made Ricky Nelson a household name, aired on ABC. Ricky, had a number of hit records, first as Ricky and […]
Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch would have turned 72 years old today. Besides his time in Fleetwood Mac, Bob had a very successful solo career having hits with songs like "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", and his signature "Sentimental Lady". We lost Bob on June 7, 2012 when he took his […]