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Very sad to hear that American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. His career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene. He worked with many other artists including Carly Simon, James Taylor, Neil […]

The Brass Revolution has begun. Meet Brass Against, the band reinventing protest music in the age of Trump and Brexit Link to original article here

“I lost my mother. My mentor. My moral compass.” Gene Simmons pays tribute to his mother Flora, who has died at the age of 93 Link to original article here

Merry Christmas, one and all. Queens Of The Stone Age get festive with charity Christmas single Link to original article here

Brass Against: pushing wind against the machine. Meet Brass Against, the band reinventing protest music in the age of Trump and Brexit Link to original article here

“Geezer” is a slang term for a man. It can carry either the connotation of age and eccentricity in the UK. In the US the term typically refers to a cranky old man. Originated in an area of Essex, Basildon. With that being said….. Terence Michael Joseph Butler is celebrating his 69th birthday today. You […]

16th March 1970, Motown singer Tammi Terrell died of a brain tumour at the age of 24. She had collapsed onstage on October 14, 1967 into Marvin Gaye’s arms during a concert in Hampton, Virginia. Initially Terrell recorded solo, but from 1967 onwards she recorded a series of duets with Marvin Gaye, including the 1967 […]

7th February 1959, New Orleans blues guitarist Guitar Slim died of pneumonia aged 32. Born Eddie Jones he is best known for the million-selling song ‘The Things That I Used to Do’. Slim had a major impact on rock and roll and experimented with distorted overtones on the electric guitar a full decade before Jimi […]

3rd Dec 2014, English keyboard instrumentalist Ian McLagan died of a stroke age 69. He was a member of Small Faces and The Faces and also worked with many other artists including with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen. More on the Small […]


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