Classic Rock

Happy birthday to Kris Kristofferson, born on 22nd June 1936, musician, actor, and writer, known for such hits as ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘For the Good Times’, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’, and ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming […]

It was 17 years ago today, on June 21, 2001, Blues legend John Lee Hooker passed away. He was 83 years old. (That is an estimate as his actual birth year is disputed) John Lee Hooker was an incredible influence on musicians worldwide. Many of the early British bands that played / loved American Blues, […]

Happy birthday to Nils Lofgren, born on 21st June 1953, American musician. He joined Neil Young’s band aged 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. From 1971 to 1974 he recorded four albums with his own band, Grin. He had the 1976 solo album, ‘Cry Tough’. Joined Bruce Springsteen E Street Band […]

The Kinks’ Ray Davies celebrating his 74th birthday today. Ray is one of those guys we could go on for days about, but we are sure you are familiar with his work. We’ll ask you one of our normal question though. If you could go to Ray’s birthday party tonight, and Ray told you he […]

Our new Springsteen book – out on 4 July Read it here

On June 21, 1966, The Yardbirds played their last show at London’s Marquee Club. But, this was also the first time that Jimmy Page played live with the band. With Jeff Beck playing lead, Jimmy did this show as the bands bass player. Here is a picture from that show 52 years ago tonight. Where […]

Remember the band “Los Bravos”? They were the first Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single. The song “Black is Black” went to number 4 in the US and number 2 in the UK. The reason we mention this is because their bass player, Miguel Vicens is celebrating his 74th birthday […]

By June of 1962, The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein was working hard to get the band more exposure by having them open for more established acts. On June 21 of that year, Brian arranged to have the lads open for Bruce Channel of “Hey! Baby!” fame at the Tower Ballroom, in New Brighton, England. Backstage, […]

21st June 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Dimples’ and ‘I’m In The Mood’. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. […]

Rock and Roll Hall of fame member Nils Lofgren is 67 years old today. Along with his work as a solo artist, he is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band since 1984. Lofgren was born in Chicago and moved to the suburban town of Garrett Park, Maryland, near the northern border of Washington, […]


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