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If there is a list of the best ‘Rock and Roll’ comedians ever, Sam Kinison would be at or near the top of the list. Sam was known for his politically incorrect style of humor. On April 10, 1992, Sam died at the age of 38 after his white 1989 Pontiac Trans Am was struck […]

It may not have been the most important ‘meeting’ in the history of Rock and Roll, but we would say it was in the top 5… On April 7, 1962, a couple of unknown London musicians went to a show by Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated at the Ealing Jazz Club. The two musicians met another […]

There have been a number of ‘artists of influence’ in the history of Rock and Roll. One of the most influential of all was McKinley Morganfield. Mr. Morganfield would have turned 105 years old today. You will know him better as Muddy Waters. We could go on for day about Muddy, but we wanted to […]

There probably isn’t a Rock and Roll drummer who wasn’t influenced by Buddy Rich. He has been called many things, some of them not so nice. There was one thing Buddy loved being called, “Daddy”. Buddy left us 31 years ago today. He was only 69 years old. Honestly, probably the greatest drummer the world […]

The only three time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Eric has been inducted as a member of The Yardbirds, as a member of Cream and for his solo career. We’ll give you a two part question: 1. Do you like him better as […]

9th March 2007, Brad Delp lead singer of US rock band Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in at his home in the New Hampshire town of Atkinson. He died from the smoke of two charcoal grills he’d lit inside his sealed master bathroom. He was found by police lying on a pillow on […]

3rd March 2012, American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound aged 64. The guitarist who led the bands Montrose and Gamma had been ill suffering from prostate cancer. Montrose had also worked with Edgar Winter, Van Morrison, Dan Hartman, Sammy Hagar and many other artists. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/music-quizzes/the-udiscover-rock-music-quiz/ The uDiscover Rock Music Quiz | uDiscover Think you know your rock music? Know your Queen’s from your Stones’s? Test yourself with the uDiscover Rock Music quiz – it’s hard but fun! Read it here

26th February 2011, It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. According to its data, based off of MLB, NFL and NHL games in 2009-2010, We Will Rock You was the No.1 song overall, as […]

13th February 2016, All four members of English indie rock group Viola Beach, Kris Leonard (guitar and vocals), River Reeves (guitar), Tomas Lowe (bass guitar), and Jack Dakin (drums) along with their manager Craig Tarry, died in a car crash in Södertälje, Sweden. Witnesses said they saw the car fall through a gap on the […]


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