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Today we are remembering the late Rick Danko who passed away 18 years ago on Dec. 10, 1999. Rick was a founding member of THE BAND. Some would question that statement as The Band grew out of The Hawks who were Ronnie Hawkins’ band. Rick joined them after they were already performing, and before they […]

The Lizard King would have turned 74 years old today. He was Jim Morrison. He became very possibly the biggest of all the American Rock and Roll stars. Yet he left us at only 27 years old on July 3, 1971. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Jim’s […]

The Hotel California is 41 years old today… The Eagles released thier 5th studio LP “Hotel California” on Dec. 8, 1976. It was the first Eagles album without the appearance of their founding member Bernie Leadon and their first album with guitarist Joe Walsh. It is also the last album featuring original bassist Randy Meisner. […]

Frank Zappa left us 24 years ago today on Dec. 4th of 1993. There are those who think his music was ‘silly’. To those people we can only say Frank taught / challenged so many to be creative. His influence will probably never be totally understood. What is your favorite work by Frank? RIP Frank. […]

Here is yet another one of those 50 years ago things… Jimi Hendrix / The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their 2nd LP “Axis: Bold as Love” in the UK on Dec.1, 1967. It was recorded to fulfill the Experience’s contract, which stated that they must produce two records in 1967. It was the follow-up to […]

Richard Augustus Wagstaff would have turned 88 years old today. Richard got America’s teens dancing. You will know Richard much better as ‘America’s Teenager “Dick” Clark” Dick is best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which transmitted Times […]

The founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy turns 88 years old today. After earning some money as a songwriter, Berry started Motown Records. Over the years he signed such artists as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, The Contours, The Four Tops., Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Commodores, The Velvelettes, Martha Reeves […]

Jimi Hendrix would have turned 75 years old today. We think it would be fair to say that Jimi was possibly the most influential guitarist in the history of Rock and Roll. If not the most, at least in the top 3. Would you agree? And, what is your favorite song that Jimi recorded? Happy […]

“Silivo Dante” is 67 years old today. Of coures we are talking about Steven Van Zandt. Steven was born on November 22, 1950. He is an musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami steve. He is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s […]

30 years ago today, on Nov. 21, 1987, Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first & only time with a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony”. Tommy James has talked about the night he wrote the song: “True story: I had the track done […]

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