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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, […]

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Waylon Jennings was born 81 years ago today on June 15, 1937. Over the past few years we have always posted about Waylon’s birthday. And as you would expect, we have had those who have said things like “this is a Rock and Roll page, not […]

This was written by Al Kooper 3 years ago today. It’s a great story so we thought we would repost it: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! On June 16th, 1965 the complete take of “Like A Rolling Stone” was recorded (Take 4) at approximately 3:30 PM in Studio A at […]

The first day of the Monterey Pop Festival was 51 years ago today. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. The Monterey […]

If Chester Arthur Burnett was still with us, he would be celebrating his 108th birthday today. There are some who are not familiar with him and his influence on Rock and Roll. You will know Mr. Burnett better by his stage name “Howlin’ Wolf”. His style of the blues was studied by some many bands […]

Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business”. 14 years ago today we lost the legendary Ray Charles. Ray was only 73 years old when he passed. He is a true American treasure. If Ray could come back for just one song, what song would you hope he played? RIP Ray. Thank […]

Today we are remembering the great Bob Welch who left us 6 years ago today on June 7, 2012. Bob was a former member of Fleetwood Mac, and he had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included “Hot Love, Cold World,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Precious Love,” and his signature song, “Sentimental Lady.” […]

He was the definition of “Rock Royalty”. It was 12 years ago, on June 6, 2006 that we lost the legendary Billy Preston. Billy was a virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ. He was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray […]

It has been 16 years since the music world lost Dee Dee Ramone. Dee Dee was a founding member of and the bassist for The Ramones. It was Dee Dee who first suggested naming the band the Ramones, after reading that Paul McCartney often signed into hotels under the alias “Paul Ramon”. He added an […]

It was 21 years ago today that the music world lost the great Ronnie Lane. Ronnie was a musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands the Small Faces and, after losing the band’s frontman, the Faces, with two new […]


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