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Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business”. 14 years ago today we lost the legendary Ray Charles. Ray was only 73 years old when he passed. He is a true American treasure. If Ray could come back for just one song, what song would you hope he played? RIP Ray. Thank […]

Today we are remembering the great Bob Welch who left us 6 years ago today on June 7, 2012. Bob was a former member of Fleetwood Mac, and he had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included “Hot Love, Cold World,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Precious Love,” and his signature song, “Sentimental Lady.” […]

He was the definition of “Rock Royalty”. It was 12 years ago, on June 6, 2006 that we lost the legendary Billy Preston. Billy was a virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ. He was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray […]

It has been 16 years since the music world lost Dee Dee Ramone. Dee Dee was a founding member of and the bassist for The Ramones. It was Dee Dee who first suggested naming the band the Ramones, after reading that Paul McCartney often signed into hotels under the alias “Paul Ramon”. He added an […]

It was 21 years ago today that the music world lost the great Ronnie Lane. Ronnie was a musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands the Small Faces and, after losing the band’s frontman, the Faces, with two new […]

“It was 51 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…..” The Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” LP on June 1, 1967. When the band started recording this record, they had already made the decision to not play live shows anymore. That gave them the freedom to make music […]

Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham would have turned 70 years old today. John is one of those musicians that we could go on forever about regarding his work etc, but we think it is best said like this: “God invented Thunder. John made it into music.” How many of you were lucky enough to see […]

It was one year ago today that we lost Gregg Allman. He was only 69 years old when he passed. Is there a certain song that Gregg did, either with the Brothers or solo that comes to mind whenever you hear his name? RIP Gregg. Hope you and your brother have been playing with Barry […]

If Mick Ronson were still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Some of you may not be familiar with him. Mick received his first real fame as David Bowie’s guitarist (The Spiders From Mars). Along with David, Mick worked as a producer on several albums. Here is a quick list of […]

Robert Blackwell would have turned 100 years old today. Robert was much better known as “Bumps” Blackwell. Bumps kind of did it all, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, and was best known for his work overseeing the early hits of Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Lloyd Price, […]


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