Classic Rock

I you even think you knew or know Rock and Roll, you know Chuck Berry. He was one of the people who started it and made it huge. It was one year ago today that Chuck passed away. He was 90 years old. What is the first song of his that comes to your mind […]

If you were alive then, you will probably remember this. On March 18, 1965, The Standells guest starred as themselves on tonight’s episode of CBS-TV’s show “The Munsters.” The episode was titled “Far-Out Munsters”. The Standells were in a number of TV shows and movies including the legendary “Riot On Sunset Strip”. And of course, […]

18th March 1972, Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’. Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young’s only US No. 1 single. The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt Read it here

“Dressed to Kill”, the third album by Kiss, was released on March 19, 1975. The record was produced by Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart, as the label’s financial situation at the time did not permit the hiring of a professional producer. While the album cover depicts Kiss in business suits, the only member of the […]

The Rolling Stones started out as a group of nice, clean cut boys. They decided to change their image. On March 18, 1965, in what many believe was an incident arranged by their management, the members of the band were arrested for publicly urinating on the side of a gas station in Essex (UK) after […]

18th March 2017, Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as ‘Maybellene’ (1955), ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ (1956), ‘Rock and Roll Music’ (1957) and ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s day! Do you have a favourite Irish band or singer? Read it here

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 […]

John Sebastian has 74 candles on his birthday cake today. John first came to fame in The Lovin’ Spoonful with songs like “Summer In The City”, “Do You Believe In Magic”, “Daydream” and many others. He also had a great impromptu performance at Woodstock where he has admitted he was a ‘little’ high. Is there […]

17th March 1957, Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (£60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the king moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been […]

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