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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 […]

One of the great guitarists in Rock and Roll history, John Cipollina left this world 29 years ago today on May 29, 1989. John is best known for his work with Quicksilver Messenger Service – Band and later Copperhead. It is very hard to explain John’s guitar playing to people who are not familiar with […]

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 […]

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, […]


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