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We think that it would not be out of line to say that Rock and Roll would sound a little different if it weren’t for Willie Dixon. If Willie were still with us, he would have been celebrating his 103rd birthday today. Willie was a Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright […]

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood has 71 candles on his birthday cake today. For all of the different versions of Fleetwood Mac that there have been, Mick is the only constant member of the band. Which Fleetwood Mac do you prefer? […]

On June 23, 1979, the battle was on between Rock and Disco. When the Billboard Album chart came out on that day, Supertramp’s LP “Breakfast In America” returned to the top spot. ‘Breakfast’ first went to #1 on the May 19th chart were it stayed until Donna Summer’s LP “Bad Girls” overtook it on the […]

There are some people who love to tell us “he / she ain’t Rock and Roll”…… but for us, there are just some people who were such a part of it even though they rarely sang a song. Today we are remembering one of them, George Carlin who left us 10 years ago today on […]

Beside having one of the best voices in Rock and Roll, she’s always a lot of fun. We are talking about Cyndi Lauper who is celebrating her birthday today. Lauper has won awards at the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, New York’s Outer Critics Circle, MTV VMA, Billboard, and AMA awards. She won the inaugural Best Female […]

Rock and Roll Hall of fame member Nils Lofgren is 67 years old today. Along with his work as a solo artist, he is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band since 1984. Lofgren was born in Chicago and moved to the suburban town of Garrett Park, Maryland, near the northern border of Washington, […]

One of the most iconic pictures in the history of Rock and Roll was taken 51 years ago tonight when Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire on stage at Monterey. Jimi followed The Who that night. The Who, who were pretty much unknown at the time, finished their set by destroying their equipment. This […]

“Welcome to Texas lads” Texas is one of the great places for Rock and Roll. But it hasn’t always been that way. On June 7, 1964, The Rolling Stones played a ‘teen fair’ in San Antonio, TX. The warm up act, or probably in this case just an act that was on before them, was […]

He was the definition of “Rock Royalty”. It was 12 years ago, on June 6, 2006 that we lost the legendary Billy Preston. Billy was a virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ. He was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]


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