It was four years ago today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones passed away. Tommy, whose real name was Thomas Erdelyi was the drummer for the influential punk rock band for the first four years of the band’s existence. In high school, Tommy played guitar in a mid-1960s four-piece garage band, the […]
Mrs. Starkey’s little boy Richard is 79 years old today. Really, how much more can we or do we need to say about him besides “He’s Ringo Starr” Happy Birthday Ringo!!!!!!!!! Thank you!! Read It Here!
His creativity was remarkable. Today we are remembering the late Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett who passed away 12 years ago on July 7, 2006. Syd was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter and is best known as a founding member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead singer, guitarist and principal […]
Legendary drummer Michael Shrieve has 69 candles on his birthday cake today. Michael first came to fame when he played drums for Santana. Many people still think that Michael was only 17 years old when he played Woodstock. If you do the math, you will see that he had turned 20 a little over a […]
“Oh Suzie Q”….. Many people heard those lyrics 50 years ago today when the band formerly know as The Golliwogs, and now to be know as “Credence Clearwater Revival”released their debut LP simply called “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. is The reissue liner notes state that while “Susie Q” proved to be a hit, the band had […]
We always try to mention birthdays of the really cool people. Today, our friend and contributing writer / professor Nick Scelsi has 59 candles on his birthday cake. The picture below is of Nick on the left, his wife Marlene Scelsi on the right and Rock Legend Dave Mason in the middle. Happy Birthday Nick!!!! […]
Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen turns 55 years old today. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that, “Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s.” Malmsteen was born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck in Stockholm, Sweden, the third child of a musically-talented family. Malmsteen has stated that Jimi Hendrix had […]
Ian paice has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. Ian is best known as the drummer for Deep Purple and Whitesnake/David Coverdale among others. Here is where we would normally ask the question do you prefer his work in DP or RB. We won’t ask it this time, he’s Ian Paice. It’s all good. […]