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January 2018

  Phil Collins RAH dates [buy]   Joe Bonamassa On-sale [buy]
  Van Morrison New dates [buy]   Noel Gallagher Various [buy]
  Lady Gaga UK tour dates [buy]   The Who The Who [buy]
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24th October 2016 - Sixties star Bobby Vee dies aged 73.
22nd October 2016 - Phil Collins is back. Concerts announced at Royal Albert Hall in June 2017.
18th October 2016 - Chuck Berry is 90 today and announces new album for release in 2017.
25th September - On the 25th September 1980 the greatest rock drummer, John Bonham, died in Clewer, Windsor. He was 32.
14th May 2015 - Blues legend B.B. King "the father of the blues" dies in Las Vegas aged 89.
21st April 2015 - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill in New Zealand court.
17th April 1960 - On this day 55 years ago Eddie Cochran was killed in a car crash in the UK.
18th March 2015 - Andy Fraser of Free dies aged 62
3rd February - On this day 56 years ago Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash
19th January - On this day in 1939 Phil Everly was born.
19th January - On this day in 1998 Carl Perkins died
12th January 1969 - Led Zeppelin released their first album - and the world started to spin.
8th January 2015 - The 80th anniversary of the birth of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
4th January - On this day in 1986 Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died aged 36.
30th December - On this day in 1928 Bo Diddley was born.
29th December - On this day in 1974 John Lennon dissolved The Beatles.
28th December - On this day in 1976 blues icon Freddie King died.
22nd December 2014 - Joe Cocker dies aged 70.
22nd December 2014 - Chip Young, a producer and guitarist renowned in Nashville dies aged 76.
22nd December 2014 - How did Lead Belly get out of jail for Christmas.
22nd December 2014 - some nice xmas songs - click
22nd December - On this day in 2002 Joe Strummer of the punk rock band The Clash died.
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The Blues

Lightnin' HopkinsHowlin' WolfElmore James
Check out our new blues series
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Elvis' 80th birthday - 8th Jauuary 2015

1968 Comeback Special
"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary.
If you're not an Elvis fan no explanation is possible"
- George Klein
"There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”
- Bruce springsteen
Visit the Elvis Presley page
[ elvis page ]
"Before Elvis there was nothing" - John Lennon

8th December - On This day

John Lennon
On the 8th December 1980 John Lennon was shot and killed in New York.
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On this day

Jimi Hendrix
27th November 2016 - Jimi Hendrix would have been 74.
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Rich Bitch on the move

Rich Bitch Studios
Rich Bitch Studios in Birmingham where Black Sabbath, ELO and others recorded may be moving after 30 years.
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[ Rich Bitch Studios ]

"Delta blues" but not in the delta !

blues map
The "delta blues" area of Mississippi around Clarksdale is not the geographical delta of the Mississippi River as this lies 300 miles south in Louisiana and to the south of New Orleans. Instead it is a rich agricultual and farming area on the alluvial plain of the lower Mississippi River not the delta.
It supported the farms, cotton and sharecropping where the early blues players worked and entertained themselves.
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100 Greatest Guitarists

according to Rolling Stone magazine
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Rick Wakeman visiting the doctor

Results said lose four stone, exercise, go cycling, go to the gym, eat less,& de-stress. I said I'm a musician & the doctor tore up the form

— Rick Wakeman(@GrumpyOldRick) November 18, 2014

Web Site of the Week

Mississippi Blues Trail

a great site and info
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Jack Bruce dies aged 71

Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce of Cream died on 25th October 201, aged 71.
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Kinks re-union 2015 in doubt

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What's in the Music mags?

Check-out the latest news in the online music magazines
via our magazine links page.
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First WHO gigs and Moon House
High Numbers aka The Who railway hotel wealdstone
The Railway Hotel, Wealdstone was a typical old rock 'n roll pub/hotel. The Who played their first gig there as "The High Numbers".

At the R&B club run by Richard Barnes, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp first saw The Who. This is the site of The Who's first ever gig.

Pete Townshend cracked his guitar neck on the low ceiling and so began The Whos notorious auto-destruction.

The derilect building was destroyed by fire in 2000. It was replaced by two blocks of flats named Moon House and Daltry (sic) House after members of The Who.

Check out videos of the start of The Who.
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Alice Cooper page Alice Cooper
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Big Bopper page Big Bopper

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Grateful Dead page Grateful Dead
gene pitney Huey Lewis and the News
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Jimi Hendrix page Joe Bonamassa
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John Lee Hooker page John Lee Hooker
John Lennon page John Lennon
Johnnie Johnson page Johnnie Johnson
The Kinks Kinks
Lenny Kravitz page Lenny Kravitz
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Lynyard Skynard
Madonna page Madonna
Mark Knopfler page Mark Knopfler
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Neil Young page Neil Young
Oasis page Oasis

Otis Redding page Otis Redding
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Paul Rodgers page Paul Rodgers
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Ritchie Valens page Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens page Robert Plant
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Simply Red page Simply Red
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Get your blues on the Radio

Blues Alley
Great blues channel for the blues over the Internet.
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Fender Guitar Factory Tour

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fender guitar
A visit to the Fendor guitar factory and exhibition in the Visitor Center at Corona, California.
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John Lennon - Havana, Cuba

John in Havana, cuba
Statue of John Lennon in a park in Havana, Cuba
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Sun Sudio -  Elvis came here

RockSite videos
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Sun Studio, Memphis

Sun Studios
"Lets go back to Sun ...
it was fun there"
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Day Tripper

Off to visit the Abbey Road Festival.
Abbey Road crossing
Abbey Road - March 2005
Abbey road - Studio 2
Abbey Road - Studio 2 - Beatles studio

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Remembering rock stars who died ...
Buddy Holly 3 2 59
Eddie Cochran 17 4 60
Brian Jones 3 7 69
Elvis Presley 16 8 77
Keith Moon 7 9 78
Jimi Hendrix 18 9 70
John Bonham 25 9 80
John Lennon 8 12 80
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UK rock music venues
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Blues music and artists new

Henry Sloan (1870-c1948)
W C Handy (1873-1958)
Lead Belly (1889-1949)
Charley Patton (c1891-1934)
Tommy Johnson (1896-1956)
Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945)
Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929)
Willie Brown (1900-1952)
Son House (1902-1988)
Skip James (1902-1969)
Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976)
Robert Johnson (1911-1938)
Lightnin' Hopkins (1912-1982)
Muddy Waters (1913-1983)
John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson (1914-1948)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Alex Miller) (1912-1965)
Willie Dixon (1915-1992)
Elmore James (1918-1963)
John Lee Hooker (1917-2001)
B.B. King (1925-2015 )
Freddie King (1934-1976)
Buddy Guy (1936-todate)
Rory Block (1949-todate)

Coming soon

Blind Willie McTell (1898–1959)
Pops Staples (1914-2000) - soon
Big Mama Thornton (1926-1984) - soon
Kokomo Arnold
Tampa Red (1904-1981) - soon
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