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25 Oct 1992, Roger Miller died of died of lung and throat cancer in hospital in Los Angeles. Scored the 1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’. Miller won eleven Grammy Awards as a songwriter and seven Tony awards for writing the music and lyrics for ‘Big River’. The Proclaimers had […]

25 Oct 2004, John Peel died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack, aged 65. He was BBC’s longest-serving radio DJ and the first DJ to introduce the Ramones, The Smiths, Rod Stewart, Blur, the Sex Pistols, T Rex and others to the masses. He founded Dandelion Records in 1969, and was also known for […]

“I’m still singing about the same things,” Idol explains, “but from a more personal stance.” How Billy Idol Set Up His Solo Career With Debut EP ‘Don’t Stop’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6406098182796831

Ozzy Osbourne returned with ‘Ozzmosis’ on this date in 1995, three years after announcing his retirement: When Ozzy Osbourne Came Out of Retirement for ‘Ozzmosis’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6390592304347419

24 Oct 2018, US singer, songwriter Tony Joe White died of a heart attack on, at the age of 75. He is best known for his 1969 US No.8 single, ‘Polk Salad Annie’ (also recorded by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones) and ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’ which he wrote but was first made popular by […]

Cheap Trick‘s collaboration with Beatles producer George Martin arrived on this date in 1980: How Cheap Trick Reached a Turning Point With ‘All Shook Up’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6390630984343551

Don McLean‘s second album ‘American Pie’ was released 50 years ago today: How Don McLean Mourned an Era on ‘American Pie’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6390599317680051

24 Oct 2017, American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino died aged 89 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana after a long-term illness. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, ‘The Fat Man’, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records, an early rock-and-roll record. ‘The Fat Man’ sold one million copies by 1953 and it […]

Here’s our brand-new ranking of every Yes album – including the new ‘The Quest’ and 1989’s ABWH album. Yes Albums Ranked Worst to Best Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6405574612849188

Happy 85th birthday to Bill Wyman, born 24 Oct 1936, bass, The Rolling Stones (1969 UK & US No.1 single ‘Honky Tonk Women’, and over 30 Top 40 UK & US singles and albums. Quit The Stones in 1993, 1981 UK solo No.14 ‘Je Suis Un Rock Star’). https://youtu.be/JGaBlygm0UY The Rolling Stones – It’s Only […]


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