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Elton John’s name turns 50 years old today… On May 7, 1968, singer-songwriter Reginald Dwight legally changed his name. Reggie was in a band called “Bluesology” and he took his new first name from his bandmate Elton Dean and the new last name from Long John Baldry. Then for some reason he used “Hercules” for […]

Rick Nelson would have turned 78 years old today. On his 21st birthday in 1961, Ricky wanted to shed his teenybop image so he changed his professional first name to “Rick,” which he would insist upon being called for the rest of his career. How many of you remember watching him on his parents TV […]

Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch) turns 72 years old today. His most successful singles were the early UK hits “Catch the Wind”, “Colours” and ” Universal Soldier” in 1965. “Sunshine Superman” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (number two in Britain), and “Mellow Yellow” reached US number two the following year, with “Hurdy Gurdy Man” […]

One of the true greats of Rock and Roll, Roy Orbison would have turned 82 years old today. Roy started out just wanting to be a songwriter. He had a hard time finding people to sing his songs so he decided to record them himself. Smart move Roy. Do you have a certain song he […]

It was two years ago today that the music world lost Prince. He had his demons that got the best of him. Forbes Magazine reported that in the year following his death. Prince sold more music than any other artist. In the past two year, have you found yourself listening to more of his music […]

It was 6 years ago today that we lost Levon Helm. Levon gained fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for THE BAND. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of the Band’s recordings, such as “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, and […]

The Bee Gees Maurice Gibb, all of 19 years old married British singing sensation Lulu on April 18, 1969. The wedding at St. James’ Church, Buckinghamshire, England, was suppose to be kept secret. It didn’t work out that way. Over 3,000 fans showed up. Several children were hurt as the crowd – that had waited […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

If Lowell George was still with us, he would have turned 73 years old today. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. Before forming Little Feat, Lowell spent time with his band The Factory, The Standells and Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention While he was in The Factory, he made a […]

Drumming legend Cozy Powell left us 20 years ago today, on April 5, 1998. Cozy, who’s real name was Colin Trevor Powell, played with, to name a few: The Jeff Beck Group Rainbow The Michael Schenker Group Emerson, Lake and Powell Black Sabbath Suzi Quatro Gary Moore Thin Lizzy Brian May and more…. Powell died […]


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