“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 […]
38 years ago today, we lost one of the greatest frontmen in the history of Rock and Roll, AC/DC’s Bon Scott. Rock In Paradise Bon Scott. You are the voice of legends. God, 38 years already…….. Do you have a favorite song Bon sang? Read It Here!
Yoko Ono turns 86 years old today. As John Lennon’s widow, Ono has stayed active in many charitable causes. She funded Strawberry Fields in New York City, the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan (which closed in 2010). She has made significant philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace, […]
Were you worthy 26 years ago? Wayne and Garth gave everyone a Valentine’s Day present when they released their movie “Wayne’s World” on Feb. 14, 1992. The movie had great music, great guests (think Alice Cooper) and a really serious plot line (please detect sarcasm here). The poster said “You’ll laugh, You’ll cry, You’ll hurl”. […]
Today we are remembering Waylon Jennings who passed away 16 years ago today. We know that there will probably be some who will question why we would mention Waylon on a Rock and Roll site. The answer is very simple. Because he was Waylon Jennings. And then there’s that whole Buddy Holly thing. Yeah, he […]
Rush released their 8th studio LP called “Moving Pictures” 37 years ago today on Feb. 12, 1981. The album was their most commercially successful album in the U.S. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone. Believe it or not, there […]
51 years ago today, on Feb. 11, 1967, The Monkees set a new record when their second album, ‘More Of The Monkees’ jumped from No.122 to the top of the album chart. It displaced the band’s debut album on the Billboard 200 chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks—the longest of any Monkees album. […]