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It was 11 years ago today, on March 9, 2007, that we lost Brad Delp who was the former lead singer of the band Boston. Brad took his own life. It was a great loss. While we remember the great music he helped create we must also be aware of our friends who may need […]

It was 45 years ago today that the music world lost @Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Unlike the other members of the Dead, Ron avoided psychedelic drugs, preferring to drink alcohol (namely whiskey and wine). By 1971, his health had been affected by alcoholism and liver damage and doctors advised […]

Today we are remembering Ronnie Montrose who left us 6 years ago today. Ronnie led the bands Montrose and Gamma and also performed and did session work with a variety of musicians, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, The Beau Brummels, Boz Scaggs, Beaver & Krause, Gary Wright, Tony Williams,The Neville Brothers, Dan Hartman, […]

As there is no Feb. 29th this year…..we will say it today. It was 6 years ago on Feb. 29, 2012 that the world lost Davy Jones. The Monkees’ singer had a great love for horses. They brought him great joy, as did singing. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 years already. RIP […]

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones would have turned 76 years old today. You will know him better as Brian Jones. Brian was the founder and original bandleader of The Rolling Stones. Although he was originally the leader of the group, Jones’s fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards soon overshadowed him, especially after they became […]

George Allen Miles, Jr. passed away 10 years ago today on Feb. 26, 2008. George was known professionally as Buddy Miles and was an drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of the Buddy Miles Express and […]

“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

George Harrison was born 74 years ago today. We wish he was still with us so we could all celebrate together. For our younger students, Mr. Harrison was in a band fro Liverpool, UK called The Beatles. They became very popular in the early 1960’s. They played on the Ed Sullivan Show and kind of […]

Fleetwood Mac is 50 years old……well at least their first LP is. They were a different band back then. 2 of the same members as their most popular lineup, but a different sound. On Feb. 24, 1968, Fleetwood Mac, released their debut album titled simply “Fleetwood Mac”. It is also known as “Peter Green’s Fleetwood […]

Yeah, we’ve done a bunch of posts about ‘it was 50 years ago today’ over the past years, but this one even had our 60 something year old heads shaking….. A brass section has been part of Rock and Roll from almost day one. On Feb. 21, 1968, Blood, Sweat & Tears, one of the […]


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