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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx passed away 30 years ago today. He probably doesn’t want to hear it again, but…. On Dec. 22, 1987, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx overdosed on heroin and when they got him to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival. Doctors revived him by giving him two shots of adrenaline […]

It was during this week 50 years ago in 1967, that Ian Anderson (musician) and a couple of friends put together a new band. They called the band Jethro Tull. Remember when concerts looked like this, no 8,000 lights in the light show, it didn’t take 27 semi’s to move the show, just a stage, […]

The Beach Boys’ founding member Carl Wilson would have turned 71 years old today. Of the 3 brothers, Brian was the genius of the band, Dennis was the surfing rebel and Carl was the heart and soul of the band. We lost Carl to cancer on Feb. 6, 1998. Here is Carl doing the lead […]

The years do add up. Even if you’re best known as a Cat. Peter Criss, the original drummer for and a founding member of KISS, is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Peter was the oldest member of the band being almost 4 years older than Gene Simmons who was the next oldest. How many of […]

Graham Alvin Barnes would have turned 73 years old today. You will know him better as Alvin Lee. He began playing guitar at the age of 13, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band Ten Years After in 1960. Influenced by his parents’ collection of jazz and blues records, it was the […]

The word first heard “Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes” 48 years ago today when David Bowie released his fourth LP “Hunky Dory” on Dec. 17, 1971. It was his first album on RCA, which would be his label for the next decade. The record received ‘artfull’ reviews that said things like the record has “a […]

10 years ago today, we lost Dan Fogelberg. Dan was an immensely talented musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. He is best known for his early 1980s hits, including “Longer”, “Leader of the Band”, and “Same Old Lang Syne” and […]

Today we are remembering Nicolette Larson who passed away 20 years ago today on Dec. 16, 1997. She is perhaps best known for her work in the late 1970s with Neil Young, as well as her 1978 cover of Young’s “Lotta Love”. The song, her debut single, was a Number One Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks […]

It can’t be 50 years for this one can it? The Who released their third LP “The Who Sell Out” on Dec. 15, 1967. It was a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements. The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station […]

Here is another 50 years ago today post. This is a sad one. On Dec.10, 1967, Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays were scheduled to play a concert at The Factory in Madison. They never made it to the show. That day, Otis, four members of The Bar-Kays, his manager and his pilot were killed as […]


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