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It was 48 years ago on July 3, 1970, that the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival began. Like the Woodstock festival the previous summer, the event was promoted as “Three days of peace, love and music.” Tickets for the festival were priced at $14. Also like Woodstock, it became an “open event” when the promoter […]

Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen turns 55 years old today. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that, “Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s.” Malmsteen was born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck in Stockholm, Sweden, the third child of a musically-talented family. Malmsteen has stated that Jimi Hendrix had […]

Pink Floyd played In Tampa 45 years ago tonight. “Dark Side of the Moon” had been released about 3 months earlier and they played all of it. Any of you there for this show? Read It Here!

It was two years ago today that the music world lost Scotty Moore. Scotty was probably best known as Elvis Presley’s guitarist. Scotty was 84 years old when he died. What an amazing life he had. Scotty inspired so many up and coming guitarists for so many years. He was a legend. RIP Scotty. Thank […]

OK, here’s a time check…… How many of you remember the TV show “Where The Action Is”????? The first episode was aired 53 years ago today. It was Dick Clark’s latest rock n’ roll variety show on ABC-TV. The episode featured performances by Jan & Dean, Dee Dee Sharp and Linda Scott, and also introducing […]

June 27th is a bad day for legendary bass players. Three years ago today, on June 27, 2015 the music world lost Chris Squire. Chris was a founding member of, the bassist for and the only person to appear on all of the album of Yes. Chris has said that he was influenced by Jack […]

Michael Jackson left this world 9 years ago today on June 25, 2009. He had such an amazing career. He still ends up in the news, but usually these days it is someone trying to dig up dirt or trying to get money from his estate. 2 questions for you about Michael. 1. Do you […]

Rock and Roll Hall of fame member Nils Lofgren is 67 years old today. Along with his work as a solo artist, he is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band since 1984. Lofgren was born in Chicago and moved to the suburban town of Garrett Park, Maryland, near the northern border of Washington, […]

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Waylon Jennings was born 81 years ago today on June 15, 1937. Over the past few years we have always posted about Waylon’s birthday. And as you would expect, we have had those who have said things like “this is a Rock and Roll page, not […]


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