Classic Rock

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3rd January 1967, Producer Joe Meek shot his landlady Violet Shenton and then shot himself at his flat in London, Meek produced The Tornadoes hit 'Telstar', the first No.1 in the US by a British group. Meek was interested in spirituality and often attended séances . At one such meeting in 1958 he was warned […]

Happy birthday to Alice Cooper, born on 4th February 1948, who formed the Earwigs, and then the Alice Cooper Band, who had the 1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'School's Out', the 1972 hit 'Elected' and the 1973 US & UK No.1 album Billion Dollar Babies. Cooper's live shows featured guillotines, electric chairs, fake […]

4th February 1965, The Righteous Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Phil Spector song ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. Also a US No.1 at the same time. In 1999 the PRS announced that it was the most played song of the 20th Century. Article source: Best Sidemen In Rock: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Due | uDiscover Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound. Article source:

Febrruary 1, 1954: Backed by his Jazz ensemble, Big Joe Turner recorded the original version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in New York City for Atlantic Records. Released in April 1954, it reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and peaked at #22, nearly at the same time, on the Billboard Pop chart. Some of […]

The drummer doubts that the public will want Vinnie Vincent to come back after shows were postponed, then canceled. Carmine Appice Doesn’t Think Vinnie Vincent Has Another Chance to Come Back [post embed] Source = click here:

We’re exploring all of the songs, many of them from the British Invasion, that Wes Anderson employed in his 1998 movie. The ‘Rushmore’ Soundtrack, Annotated [post embed] Source = click here:

Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo performed a pair of local favorites – “Funk #49” and the Michael Stanley Band’s “My Town” – when Metallica hit Cleveland last night. Watch Metallica Cover the James Gang’s ‘Funk #49’ and [post embed] Source = click here:

February 1, 1988: After 12 years, six albums and thirteen Top 40 singles, The Cars announced via a press release that they were splitting up. The Cars – Dangerous Type The Cars – Dangerous Type Article reposted from

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ star Rami Malek has once again addressed the claims of sexual assault made against director Bryan Singer. Rami Malek Describes Working With Bryan Singer as ‘Not Pleasant’ [post embed] Source = click here:

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