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It was two years ago today that the music world lost Prince. He had his demons that got the best of him. Forbes Magazine reported that in the year following his death. Prince sold more music than any other artist. In the past two year, have you found yourself listening to more of his music […]

It was 6 years ago today that we lost Levon Helm. Levon gained fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for THE BAND. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of the Band’s recordings, such as “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, and […]

The Bee Gees Maurice Gibb, all of 19 years old married British singing sensation Lulu on April 18, 1969. The wedding at St. James’ Church, Buckinghamshire, England, was suppose to be kept secret. It didn’t work out that way. Over 3,000 fans showed up. Several children were hurt as the crowd – that had waited […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

If Lowell George was still with us, he would have turned 73 years old today. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. Before forming Little Feat, Lowell spent time with his band The Factory, The Standells and Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention While he was in The Factory, he made a […]

Drumming legend Cozy Powell left us 20 years ago today, on April 5, 1998. Cozy, who’s real name was Colin Trevor Powell, played with, to name a few: The Jeff Beck Group Rainbow The Michael Schenker Group Emerson, Lake and Powell Black Sabbath Suzi Quatro Gary Moore Thin Lizzy Brian May and moreā€¦. Powell died […]

Layne Staley the legendary frontman for Alice in Chains, left us 16 years ago today. The date of his passing is estimated as his body was not found until April 19. (The following is from wikipedia) “On April 19, 2002, Staley’s accountants contacted Staley’s former manager Susan Silver and informed her that no money had […]

It was twenty two years ago on the morning of April 4, 1996, after a total lunar eclipse earlier that day, Weir accompanied by Sanjay Mishra, spread half of Garcia’s ashes into the Ganges River at the holy city of Rishikesh, India,a site sacred to Hindus. The remaining ashes were poured into the San Francisco […]

John Lennon married Yoko Ono 49 years ago today. It was a week after Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman. John and Yoko had some problems getting the wedding arranged and John ended up writing a song about it. We have posted many stories about John and Yoko on this site and we always get a […]

17th March 1984, Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ peaked at No.1 in the US. Over the years David Lee Roth has given various accounts of the meaning behind the lyrics, but most often says they are about a TV news story he saw where a man was about to kill himself by jumping off a building. Read […]


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