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24th Oct 2017, American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino died aged 89 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana after a long-term illness. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, ‘The Fat Man’, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records, an early rock-and-roll record. ‘The Fat Man’ sold one million copies by 1953 and it […]

3rd Sept 2017, Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan died aged 67. Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs – released its first album Can't Buy a Thrill in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.11 single 'Reeling In The Years' […]

3rd June 1983, US session drummer Jim Gordon, murdered his mother by pounding her head with a hammer. A diagnosed schizophrenic, it was not until his trial in 1984 that he was properly diagnosed. Due to the fact that his attorney was unable to use the insanity defense, Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in […]

11 years ago today, Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow died. “Kevin didn’t want to die,” said bandmate Frankie Banali. “That was not part of his DNA.” Quiet Riot: Death, Drugs And Rock And Roll Link to original article here

1992 was a pretty good year as far as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees were concerned. On Nov. 4, 1991, they announced the 7th annual inductees. They included Jimi Hendrix ( The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, The Yardbirds, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Cash, Bobby "Blue" […]

One of the great voices in the history of Rock and Roll, Grace Slick has 79 candles on her birthday cake today. Grace first sang with The Great Society before she joined Jefferson Airplane, which became Jefferson Starship and the just Starship. Grace was one of the first women who really made it ok for […]

Buffalo Springfield released their 2nd LP "Buffalo Springfield Again" on Oct. 30, 1967. The recording of the album has been described by some as being tense and protracted, because Neil Young was often absent and the bass guitarist, Bruce Palmer, spent much of the sessions detained on drug charges. A number of Los Angeles session […]

On Oct. 25, 1991, Rock and Roll lost one of the most influential people it ever had. Concert promoter, manager, producer, record label owner and actor Bill Graham. Bill produced early concerts at the Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Winterland Ballroom, the Fillmore East and the Fillmore West to name a few venues. He was involved with […]

Without a doubt, one of the greatest albums in the history of Rock and Roll was released 49 years ago today. Led Zeppelin II. Do we need to say anymore? Where did you first hear this album? Happy Birthday to “Led Zeppelin II”!!! — Read It Here!

There are some who say he was the greatest Rock and Roll drummer ever. There are many who would disagree with that, but they always put him in the top 5. We are talking about The Who's Keith Moon. It was 40 years ago today that Keith left us. Every time we hear thunder, we […]


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