songwriter

20 Aug 1949, born on this day, Phil Lynott, Irish singer, songwriter, bass player, Thin Lizzy. (1973 UK No.6 single 'Whisky In The Jar'). Lynott died on 4th Jan 1986 of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose. A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was […]

Happy birthday to English singer, songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher, born 29 May 1967. First Oasis single was the 1994 UK No.31 single 'Supersonic', followed by the 1994 UK No.1 album Definitely Maybe which became the fastest selling UK debut album ever. Their third studio album, Be Here Now (1997), became the fastest-selling album in […]

JOAN JETT Mourns Death Of ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’ Songwriter ALAN MERRILL https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joan-jett-mourns-death-of-i-love-rock-n-roll-songwriter-alan-merrill/ JOAN JETT Mourns Death Of ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’ Songwriter ALAN MERRILL Alan Merrill, the singer and co-writer of the original version of "I Love Rock 'N Roll", has died at the age of 69. According to his daughter Laura, […]

NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: ‘I Think I’m The Luckiest Songwriter In The World’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nightwishs-tuomas-holopainen-i-think-im-the-luckiest-songwriter-in-the-world/ NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: ‘I Think I’m The Luckiest Songwriter In The World’ EMP Spain recently conducted an interview with keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A f… Read the […]

23rd January 1978, American musician and songwriter Terry Kath, best known as the original guitarist, and founding members of the rock band Chicago accidentally shot himself dead. After a party at roadie and band technician Don Johnson's home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, Kath picked up a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and, leaning back […]

6th Jan 1946, Born on this day, Syd Barrett guitarist, singer, songwriter with Pink Floyd. Barrett, who was a co-founding member, left Floyd in 1968. He released 2 solo albums before going into self-imposed seclusion for more than 30 years, enjoying life as an artist and a keen gardener. Pink Floyd wrote many tributes to […]

Happy birthday to American singer, songwriter Stephen Stills, born on 3rd Jan 1945, who was a member of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Manassas. With CS&N he had the 1969 UK No.17 single 'Marrakesh Express' and the 1970 US No.1 album Deja Vu plus the 1971 solo UK No.37 single 'Love The […]

2nd Jan 2018, American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician Rick Hall best known as the owner of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama died aged 85. Hall almost single-handedly established the town of Muscle Shoals as a crucible of some of the greatest soul music to be produced in America in the Sixties […]

Happy birthday to Eddie Vedder, born 23rd Dec 1964, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single 'Jeremy', 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'Vs', 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy' and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album 'No Code'). In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album […]

6th Dec 2018, English singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley died of a suspected heart attack aged 63. He formed the new wave/punk rock band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, (who latter left to form Magazine). Buzzcocks had the 1978 UK No.12 single 'Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn't've' and was know […]


Current track

Title

Artist

Background