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https://www.acast.com/deadrockstars Dead Rock Stars on acast Dead Rock Stars is a new, enlightening yet wholly amusing podcast presented by former Classic Rock editor and star Kerrang! writer Mick Wall and Metal Hammer and tQ regular Joel McIver. Between them, these two rock writers have written over fifty books on music and contributed to dozens of […]

It’s a long way from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Levon Helm made the journey. He learned to play a number of instruments but he is best known as a drummer. He worked with Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan before he and is bandmates where known simply as THE […]

One of the great lyricists of Rock and Roll, Bernie Taupin has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Bernie is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star’s songs, and making his lyrics some of the best known in music history. (from wikipedia edited) […]

It was possibly the worst press conference in the history of Rock and Roll. On May 22, 1958, upon arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport before a tour of the UK, Jerry Lee Lewis shows the press his new bride — his 14-year-old (some reports say that Jerry said she was 15) third cousin, the former […]

There are very few people in the history of Rock and Roll who have had an impact on the music and the performance equal to that of The Who’s Pete Townshend. Today, Pete has 73 candles on his birthday cake. There are some of our friends who think we are taking the easy road when […]

There are many that say that it was the best live rock recording of all time. We are talking about “Live at Leeds” the first live album by The Who. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger […]

One of the great Rock and Roll artists who left us way to soon, Ritchie Valens would have turned 77 years old today. Ritchie’s star was just taking off when he got on an small airplane in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 3, 1959. Also on the plane was Buddy Holly, and The Big Bopper. […]

Willie Nelson’s music may not be complete Rock and Roll, but his attitude is. Wille is celebrating his 85th birthday today. Happy Birthday Mr. Nelson!!! You are a true American treasure! We’ll ask the usual question… If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would play you just one song, […]

There is only one person in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who got inducted because of his harmonica playing. That person, Marion Walter Jacobs would have turned 88 years old today. You will probably know him better by his stage name, Little Walter. His playing was a revolutionary approach to the harmonica has […]

The Who debuted their much-discussed rock opera “Tommy” by playing the finished album for the press in London at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on May 2, 1969. The actual album wouldn’t be released to the record buying public until May 23rd. If you can remember that far back, do you remember your initial thoughts when […]


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