SAMMY HAGAR Pays Tribute To BILL WITHERS SAMMY HAGAR Pays Tribute To BILL WITHERS Sammy Hagar has paid tribute to singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who died on Monday from heart complications. He was 81 years old. Earlier today, the former VAN HALEN frontman shared a video of him… Read the full article at Blabbermouth!

American soul singer Bill Withers died from heart complications aged 81 on 30th March. His hits include “Just The Two Of Us”, “Lovely Day” and “Use Me”. On "Lovely Day", he set the record for the longest sustained note on a US chart hit, holding a high E for 18 seconds. His ballad “Ain't No […]

BlabberMouth reports: Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Pays Tribute To NEIL PEART Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Pays Tribute To NEIL PEART Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has paid tribute to Neil Peart, who died on Tuesday (January 7) in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive […]

Happy birthday to Bill Gibbons, born on 16th Dec 1950, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. Moving Sidewalks (who opened for Jimi Hendrix on his first US tour). Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's first album in 1971. He was ranked at number 32 on the 2011 Rolling Stone […]

12 April 1954, Bill Haley recorded 'Rock Around the Clock' at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. Considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song was used over the opening titles for the film 'Blackboard Jungle', and went on to be a […]

Former bassist for the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman has said "For me, it was never hope I die before I get old. It was, I hope I get a nice house together and a nice car before rock and roll dies. That was my concept. Not to be incredibly rich, but just to make things […]

Happy birthday to Bill Wyman, born on 24th 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'). Now tours with his backing band, The […]

21st Oct 1965, Bill Black, Elvis Presley's bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour, aged 39. With guitarist Scotty Moore, and Elvis Presley on rhythm guitar, Black played on ‘That's All Right (Mama)’, Heartbreak Hotel, ‘Baby Let's Play House’, ‘Mystery Train’, ‘Hound Dog’; ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in the late […]

There are those who would say the ‘Rock and Roll” era officially started on July 9, 1955. Here’s why: Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around The Clock,” which was a minor hit the previous year, landed in the top spot on the charts that day after being included in the juvenile delinquent movie “The […]

Going into the 4th of July weekend in 1977…. The new Billboard Top 100 Singles chart came out on July 2nd. The new #1 song in the US…. “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti. You will remember it better as the theme from the movie “Rocky”. It was everywhere back then. Were you a fan […]

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