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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 […]

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 […]


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