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Happy 72nd birthday to American singer-songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder, born 13 May 1950. Blind since shortly after his birth, Wonder was a child prodigy who signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11, where he was given the professional name Little Stevie Wonder. He has won 25 Grammy Awards (the most by […]

Drummer Deen Castronovo discusses a brief collaboration after he reunited with Journey: Why Narada Michael Walden Left Journey Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

13 May 1966, The Rolling Stones released “Paint It Black.” Following a discussion with George Harrison, who had recently recorded the sitar on “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”, Brian Jones arranged basic melodies on a sitar that featured in “Paint It Black” In the UK, the single peaked at number one on the Record […]

The Black Crowes‘ ‘The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion’ arrived 30 years ago today: How the Black Crowes Got Even Bigger After Their Hit Debut Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

The sequel to the 1984 classic will include original cast members and, hopefully, amps that go to 11: ‘Spinal Tap II’ Planned for Movie’s 40th Anniversary Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

The show helped introduce an adult sensibility to the superhero film and TV genre: 40 Years Ago: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Ends Its TV Run Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

Happy borthday to English musician Steve Winwood, born 12 May 1948, who with the Spencer Davis Group had the 1966 UK No.1 single ‘Keep On Running’, with Traffic the 1967 UK No.2 single ‘Hole In My Shoe’, Blind Faith, (with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech), 1969 UK & US No.1 album. Winwood played […]

Legendary guitarist once instinctively rearranged a song written by Michael Jackson — and it turned out to be a hit: Odd Couples: How Eddie Van Halen Reworked a Michael Jackson Song Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

12 May 1967, Are You Experienced by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in the UK. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jimi Hendrix’s innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard […]

Diving deeply into one of rock’s greatest albums, which turns 50 this month: Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main St.’: A Track-by-Track Guide Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

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