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Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham would have turned 70 years old today. John is one of those musicians that we could go on forever about regarding his work etc, but we think it is best said like this: “God invented Thunder. John made it into music.” How many of you were lucky enough to see […]

If Mick Ronson were still with us, he would have turned 72 years old today. Some of you may not be familiar with him. Mick received his first real fame as David Bowie’s guitarist (The Spiders From Mars). Along with David, Mick worked as a producer on several albums. Here is a quick list of […]

Robert Blackwell would have turned 100 years old today. Robert was much better known as “Bumps” Blackwell. Bumps kind of did it all, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, and was best known for his work overseeing the early hits of Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Lloyd Price, […]

Rick Nelson would have turned 78 years old today. On his 21st birthday in 1961, Ricky wanted to shed his teenybop image so he changed his professional first name to “Rick,” which he would insist upon being called for the rest of his career. How many of you remember watching him on his parents TV […]

One of the true greats of Rock and Roll, Roy Orbison would have turned 82 years old today. Roy started out just wanting to be a songwriter. He had a hard time finding people to sing his songs so he decided to record them himself. Smart move Roy. Do you have a certain song he […]

If Lowell George was still with us, he would have turned 73 years old today. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. Before forming Little Feat, Lowell spent time with his band The Factory, The Standells and Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention While he was in The Factory, he made a […]

This one turned heads….. Even in the UK where they had gotten used to these things. On April 9,1989, The Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announced that he was going to marry model Mandy Smith. OK, nothing really shocking about this, Rock star marrying model, happens all the time. But this one was a little […]

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones would have turned 76 years old today. You will know him better as Brian Jones. Brian was the founder and original bandleader of The Rolling Stones. Although he was originally the leader of the group, Jones’s fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards soon overshadowed him, especially after they became […]

“The Man In Black,” Johnny Cash would have turned 86 years old today. Johnny is a true American treasure. You’d be surprised at how many people have Johnny’s music on their Rock and Roll playlist. Do you? Happy Birthday Johnny. You are missed by so many. Read It Here!

Bob Marley would have turned 73 years old today. Bob was one of the main artists who spread reggae music worldwide. He influenced many artists who either played reggae or used its sounds and beats in their music. Bob died from cancer on 11 May 1981. He was only 36 years old. His final words […]


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