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Ric Grech would have turned 72 today. Ric recorded the only Blind Faith album with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and drummer Ginger Baker, a former bandmate of Clapton's in Cream. Their debut album was regarded as a disappointment by critics. The quartet toured the U.S. to support it. Clapton was disappointed with the quality of […]

Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch would have turned 72 years old today. Besides his time in Fleetwood Mac, Bob had a very successful solo career having hits with songs like "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", and his signature "Sentimental Lady". We lost Bob on June 7, 2012 when he took his […]

If he were still with us, Phil Lynott would have turned 69 years old today. Phil was a founding member of, the bassist, vocalist and a songwriter for Thin Lizzy. When listening to the music he made we find it interesting that his early influences in music were Motown and The Mamas && The Papas. […]

It was just going to be a one day jam session. It turned out to be bigger than Woodstock. On July 28, 1973, “The Summer Jam” was held at the Watkin-Glen racetrack in upstate New York. The ‘Jam’ would feature the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band. It received the Guinness Book […]

Richard Wright would have turned 75 years old today. He was a founder member, keyboardist, and vocalist of Pink Floyd, performing on all but one of the group’s albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, and playing on all […]

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 […]


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