14th March 1983, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such formed Bon Jovi. Their fourth album, New Jersey, released in 1988, is notable for producing five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date from a hard rock album. Read it here

On March 14, 1975, The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward and John Lodge released an album titled “Blue Jays”. It was recorded and released during the Moody Blues’ five-year hiatus. During work on the Moody Blues album that was to follow Seventh Sojourn, bandmates Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge summoned Hayward and producer […]

It was part of John Lennon’s so called ‘lost weekend’. 44 Years Ago: John Lennon, Harry Nilsson Tossed From Troubadour for Heckling. From Ultimate Classic Rock (they wrote a great article on it): The evening that drinking buddy Harry Nilsson introduced John Lennon to the brandy Alexander cocktail wouldn’t end well. On March 12, 1974, […]

4th March 1966, John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were […]

John Francis Bongiovi Jr. has 56 candles on his birthday cake today. Of course he is better known as Jon Bon Jovi, the frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi Bon Jovi has released 2 solo albums and 12 studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide, thus […]

Yoko Ono turns 86 years old today. As John Lennon’s widow, Ono has stayed active in many charitable causes. She funded Strawberry Fields in New York City, the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan (which closed in 2010). She has made significant philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace, […]

Former Head East frontman / vocalist John Schlitt has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. After his time with Head East, John joined the Christian rock mega band Petra. He has won numerous awards for his work including a couple of Grammy’s. He currently is in the group The Union of Saints and Sinners. […]

On Jan. 31, 1967, John Lennon went antique shopping in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. One of the things that caught his eye and he purchased was a circus poster from 1843. He liked the poster so much in fact that he wrote a song about it. On the poster was the line “Being For The Benefit […]

John Lennon picked up a London Daily Mail newspaper 51 years ago today on Jan. 17, 1967. He read a story about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was this article that inspired the line in “A Day In The Life.” Many times the ideas for songs come from the strangest things. (This is the only […]

John Fogerty released his third solo LP titled “Centerfield” on Jan. 15, 1985. The record included the hit singles “The Old Man Down the Road”, “Rock and Roll Girls” and the title track “Centerfield”. It was John’s first album in nine years. After Asylum Records rejected his “Hoodoo” album, he decided to take a long […]

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