“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

One of Rock and Roll’s ‘bad boys’, Motley Crue’s front man Vince Neil has 57 candles on his birthday cake today. Besides being a Rock and Roll singer, Vince has also acted in a couple of movies, owned an Indoor Arena Football team and owned a Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas among other things. Do […]

The first man to have a guitar amplifier that went up to “11”, Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Nigel shares his birthday with actor / comedian Christopher Guest. It has been rumored the Nigel is having an ongoing love affair with actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Happy Birthday Nigel!!!! It’s because […]

He wasn’t a big man, but he was a giant. Steve Marriott would have turned 71 years old today. Steve is best known for his time in the Small Faces and Humble Pie. If you look to see who many of the biggest stars in Rock and Roll say was one of the greatest ever, […]

There were many times Ed Sullivan (the TV host from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s) didn’t want artists to perform the songs that they wanted to do, or at least change the lyrics. (Think Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley and The Doors). When Ed made that decision, he sent in Robert Arthur to re-write the lyrics […]

25th January 1931, Born on this day, Swedish songwriter, producer and ABBA’s manager Stig Anderson. He co-wrote some of ABBA’s biggest hits, such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. During the 1960s he was one of Sweden’s most prolific songwriters, producing more than 3,000 published titles. Anderson died of […] The Man Who Sold The Music: UK Fans Go David Bowie-Crazy – uDiscover On the second anniversary of David Bowie’s death, the Official Charts Company reveals fascinating statistics about UK consumption of his music since then. Read it here

On Jan. 7, 1971, many kids in the US heard the words “I AM IRON MAN” for the first time. It was on this date that Black Sabbath released their 2nd LP “Paranoid”. The album was issued in the United Kingdom in October 1970, where its sales were enhanced by the success of the “Paranoid” […]

22nd Dec 1973, Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, it also had a eight week run at No.1 on the US chart. The album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, as well as three successful singles: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, […]

Styx released their 4th LP titled “Man of Miracles” on Nov. 8th of 1974. It would be the band’s last original album on the independent Chicago-based label Wooden Nickel Records before moving to the major label A&M. The original issue contained “Best Thing,” a re-release from the Styx album (their first LP), as the opening […]

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