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25 9 80

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies

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John Bonham
On the 25th September 1980 John Bonham dies as Led Zeppelin begin rehearsal for their next American tour.
[remember 25 9 80]
 

B.B. King dies aged 89

BB King
[ B.B. King page ]
[ Obituary BBC ]
 

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty

AC/DC
21st April 2015 - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The 60-year-old rocker could face up to seven years in prison.
 
[ Sky News link ]
 

Remember 17th April 1960

Eddie Cochran
On this day Eddie Cochran died in a car accident in the UK.
[ Remember 17460 ]
 

Andy Fraser of Free dies aged 62

Andy Fraser
18th March 2015 - Bassist Andy Fraser, who co-wrote Free's 1970 hit All Right Now, has died in California aged 62.
[ BBC News ]
 

On the 3rd February 1959 the music died...

Buddy Holly
[ link ]
 

On this day in 1939 - Phil Everly was born

Everly Brothers
19th January 1939 - The late Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers was born. Video narrated by Mark Knopfler.
[ great video ]
 

On this day in 1998 - Carl Perkins died

Million dollar quartet
19th January 1998 - Carl Perkins passed away.
[ Carl Perkins page ]
 

RCA Studio A in Nashville lives on

Studio A
Music lovers everywhere should be happy that RCA Studio A will not be torn down for condos. Because, as the old saying goes — they just don't make 'em like that anymore.
The RCA Studio A has recently been at the center of a preservation battle that saw the historic location nearing demolition, until intervention staved off the wrecking ball.
[ more on Rolling Stone ]
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The Last Remaining Old School Mississippi Blues Musicians

Pat Thomas
Bluesman Pat Thomas ©Lou Bopp
Photographer Lou Bopp has been capturing the now elderly men who constitute the Mississippi Delta Blues musicians of a previous era.
[ HuffPost link.. ]
 

On this day - the world started to spin

Led Zep 1
12th January 1969 Led Zeppelin released their first album.
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[ Led Zeppelin page ]
 

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
 

On this day in 1986

Thin Lizzy
4th January 1986 - Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died aged 36.
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On this day in 1928

Bo Diddley
30th December 1928 - Bo Diddley was born. He died on the 2nd June 2008.
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On this day forty years ago John Lennon dissolved The Beatles

John Lennon
29th December 1974 - John Lennon’s signature officially dissolves the Beatles.
With George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr having already signed off on the band’s demise, the Beatles ended with a stroke of John Lennon‘s pen on Dec. 29, 1974.
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On this day in 1976 Freddie King died

Freddie King - Hideaway
28th December 1976 - Freddie King (born 3rd September 1934) an influential American blues guitarist and singer died.
Freddie King placed 15th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
[ Freddie King ]
 

Joe Cocker dies aged 70

Jope Cocker
22nd December 2014 - Joe Cocker has died aged 70 died at his home in Colorado after a long battle with lung cancer. The singer was born in Sheffield, England. .
He is best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" and his duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong" - from the film An Officer And A Gentleman - which hit number one and went on to win both a Grammy and an Academy Award in 1983. He also had a string of other hits. He was made an OBE in 2011.
 
Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
 
[ BBC link ]
[ Joe Cocker page ]
 

The Christmas lights are on at Elvis' Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee until his birthday anniversary on 8th January

© 2000-2004 Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. - . . . .Sorry if you cannot see the lights - the cams are mal-functioning. Try the Graceland Cams link below.
21st November 2014 - 8th January 2015
Xmas lights cam - on Livestream
Check it out after dusk - Memphis time (GMT -6).
Visit Gracelands at the official site elvis.com, see the Graceland cams or visit our Elvis Presley page for all the Elvis links.
 

Chip Young dies aged 76

Chip Young
Chip Young, a producer and guitarist renowned in Nashville circles for his work with Elvis Presley's studio band between 1965 and 1977, Dolly Parton, and a long list of other artists, has passed away at the age of 76.
“Chip was one of the best, hardest-working session picker/producer/engineers Nashville has ever seen". He also played with Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Kris Kristofferson.
[ read more .. ]
 

On this day - Joe Strummer died

Joe Strummer
22nd December 2002 - Joe Strummer, musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder and lead vocalist of the punk rock band The Clash died on this day.
Strummer died suddenly on 22 December 2002 in his home at Broomfield in Somerset, the victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.
[ read more about Joe Strummer .. ]
[ Strummerville ]
 

Christmas out of Jail

Angola prison
Lead Belly sang "Christmas Is A-Comin' (Chicken Crows at Midnight)" and other songs for the Louisiana State Penitentiary governor at Angola prison and gained his release.
Lead Belly - Christmas Is A Coming
[ Lead Belly page .. ]
 

In case you missed it !

Abbey Road crossing
9th August 2014 - A lollipop lady is being proposed at the Abbey Road crossing made famous by The Beatles to safeguard the tourists.
[ read more... ]
[ Beatles page.. ]
 

18th December - Keef's bithday

Keef
 

John Lennon - Havana, Cuba

John in Havana, cuba
Statue of John Lennon in a park in Havana, Cuba
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AC/DC - UK concerts

ACDC
Rock or Bust World Tour
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Blues icon Stevie Ray Vaughan tops Hall of Fame poll

Stevie Ray Vaughan
The late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble have topped the public poll for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He beats Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Green Day and others He got 18 million votes.
Vaughan died in a helicopter crash in August 1990 after appearing in a concert with Eric Clapton.
[ read more about poll.. ]
[ Stevie Ray Vaughan on wikipedia ]
 

10th December - On This Day

Otis Redding
On the 10th December 1967 Otis Redding and members of the Bar-Kays were killed when their light plane crashed into Lake Monona, Wisconsin..
[ see Otis Redding page ]
 

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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6th December - On This Day...

Roy Orbison
On the 6th December 1988 Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52.
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On this day - 34 years ago...

led zep
4/12/1080 - The world almost stopped when Led Zeppelin disbanded following the death of drummer John Bonham ...
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Ian McLagan of Small Faces dies aged 69

Ian McLagan
3rd December 2014 - .Ian McLagan, known best as the keyboardist for British rock bands Small Faces and Faces, died Wednesday afternoon aged 69. McLagan died in hospital in Austin, Texas after suffering a stroke the previous day.
[ read more.. ]
 

Bobby Keys, sax player with the Stones, dies

Bobby Keys
2nd December 2014 - Bobby Keys, the saxophonist who played on some of the Rolling Stones‘ biggest and best songs, has died. He was 70 years old. He had been fighting cirrhosis.
[ read more.. ]
 

Bono suffers serious injuries in accident

bono
November 2014 - Bono, vocalist with U2, suffers serious arm and facial injuries in a cycling accident in Central Park, New York. The Edge says the U2 singer "basically can't move for the next couple of months" after his bicycling accident.
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"Beatles for Sale" - the beginning of the end?

Beatles for sale
The Beatles were exhausted ..
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On this day

Jimi Hendrix
27th November 2014 - Jimi Hendrix would have been 72.
[ link ]
 

Rich Bitch on the move

Rich Bitch Studios
Rich Bitch Studios in Birmingham, England, where Black Sabbath, ELO and others recorded may be moving after 30 years.
[ read more.. ]
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George Harrison - November 1987

George harrison
"I’m just a skiffler, you know. Now I do ‘posh skiffle’. That’s all it is."
 

Not Eight Days A Week

Beatles
"Managing the Beatles will be a part-time job" - Brian Epstein
 

Two million radio plays for Tommy Roe

Tommy Roe
Tommy Roe honoured in Nashville for his 1960s hits “Sheila” and “Dizzy” each being played on the airwaves two million times. [ read more... ]
[ Tommy Roe page ]
 

Jack Bruce dies aged 71

Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce of Cream died on 25th October 201, aged 71. He played in influential British bands like Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, and Manfred Mann before teaming up with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in 1966 to form Cream. The band was dubbed the first “supergroup”. Jack Bruce was the vocalist and bass player with Cream.
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Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"
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On this day 46 years ago - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin
25th October 1968 - Led Zeppelin played their first gig as Led Zeppelin at Surrey University.
[ read more... ]
[ Led Zeppelin page ]
 

Kinks re-union 2015 in doubt

Kinks
Ray Davies will play with Dave but will Dave play with Mick?
[ read more ... ]
[ Kinks page ]
 

Bill Wyman is 78

Bill Wyman
24th October 2014. Bill Wyman, former bass player with the Rolling Stones, is 78.
[ link ]
 

Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Alvin Stardust
Alvin Stardust who had a number of hits during the glam-rock period in the 1970s died on 23rd October 2014, aged 72, from prostate cancer. His hits included "My Coo Ca Choo". He was previously in Shane Fenton and the Fentones during the 1960s. He later appeared in stage musicals including Godspell and The Phantom of the Opera.
He was due to release his first studio album in 30 years on the 3rd November 2014. The release date has been subsequently brought forward to 27th October.
On his 12th birthday, he had been given his first guitar by his mother. He took it with him on a bus to Doncaster to see Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Holly signed the guitar and over the years it was autographed by Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd, Billy Fury, Bill Haley, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
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Raphael Ravenscroft dies aged 60

Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street"
Some may not know his name but Raphael Ravenscroft was the saxophanist responsible for the sax riff on Gerry Rafferty's 1976 hit "Baker Street" which also featured on the "City to City" album. OK you know him now!
Raphael Ravenscroft
He became an in-demand session player who played on albums by Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, Marvin Gaye, Abba and others.
He died following a suspected heart attack early on Sunday, 19th October 2014.
[ read more... ]
 

The Who are 50 and The Ox lives!

Wednesday, 7th October 1964
As part of the continuing reminisces of The Who at 50 the early dates of the group (as The High Numbers) report they regularly played at The Mine Club at the rear of The Pheasant Pub near Carpenders Park.
In Quadrophenia the nearby area is credited as the home of the mods.
The Ox
In another twist of fate the Pheasant pub was recently renamed The Ox. This was due to it being located in a suburb of South Oxhey rather than a reference to the group's legendary bass player John Entwistle, who died in 2002, known as "The Ox".
John entwistle
So now we have Moon House and Daltry (sic) House in Wealdstone and The Ox at Carpenders Park. You could not make it up! [ Read more... ]
[ The Complete Chronicles of The Who ]
[ The Who page ]
 

What's in the Music mags?

 
Check-out the latest news in the online music magazines
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Recording "Abbey Road"

We never got past eight-track. All of The Beatles' work was on two-track, four-track or eight-track. Sgt. Pepper was four-track. By Abbey Road we had got to eight-track, and thought that was too many! We thought it was too big a luxury.​ 

Paul McCartney
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Malcolm Young leaves AC/DC

ac/dc
September 2014 - AC/DC have announced that Malcolm Young will not be returning to the band due to health reasons. A new album is due for release in December 2014.
[ read more... ]
 
25 9 80

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies

John Bonham sigil
John Bonham
On the 25th September 1980 John Bonham dies as Led Zeppelin begin rehearsal for their up-coming american tour.
[remember 25 9 80]
 

Sabbath first venue lost?

Crown pub
The Birmingham pub, The Crown, where Black Sabbath played their first gigs has closed down and been sold. Attempts to turn it into a museum/cafe/bar have failed. It is the latest in an increasing number of music venues that are closing down. Led Zeppelin and UB40 also played gigs there.
[ read more... ]
[ Birmingham Mail ]
 

Gram Parsons dies in the desert

gram parsons
On the 19th September 1973, 41 years ago, Gram Parsons, formerly with The Byrds, dies at the Joshua Tree Inn, California. Many stories abound about his burial and body snatch.
[ read more... ]
[Gram Parsons on wiki]
 
18 9 70

Jimi Hendrix dies in London

jimi hendrix  
Remember [remember 18 9 70]
 

Sad news - HRC Beirut closed down

hrc beirut closed
Just found out the sad news that the Hard Rock Cafe in Beirut, Lebanon, closed down a year ago in September 2013. They did the best Quesadilla.
hrc beirut
How much is my tee worth - offers over £1m only!
[ link ]
 
Album - "lullaby ... and THE CEASELESS ROAR"
lullaby and the ceaseless roar
New Robert Plant album released on 8th september 2014.
[ Robert Plant page ]
 

On this day - 16th September 1970 - at the Savoy Hotel

from Jimmy Page
16 September 1970 - By 1970, Led Zeppelin had risen in the categories of The Melody Maker Poll. Melody Maker was the most prestigious of the music papers in the UK at the time.

The Melody Maker Poll awards ceremony was hosted at the Savoy Hotel in London. Led Zeppelin were awarded number one Group, number one UK Album and number two International Album with Led Zeppelin II, Robert Plant number one Male Singer.

In the guitar category, I was number two, with Eric Clapton number one and Jimi Hendrix number three.
[ read more... ]
led zeppelin
[ Led Zeppelin page ]
 

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa
Check our new Joe Bonamassa page
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John Gustafson dies aged 72

john gustafson John Gustafson was the bass player in the Big Three, and later played in the Merseybeats, Quatermass, Hard Stuff, Roxy Music, Ian Gillan Band and as a session musician. The Big Three are best known for the 1963 recording of "Some Other Guy". He died on 12th September 2014 aged 72.
[read more...]
[John Gustafson on wiki]
 

Tom Skeeter of Sound City studios dies

tom skeeter
Tom Skeeter, owner of the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, died on 12th September 2014 aged 82.
Sound City Studio - trailer
[read more...]
 
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.
[ read more ]
 

500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone magazine
Check out the Rolling Stone magazine 500 greatest songs of all time ...
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Tom Petty

Tom Petty
Check-out our new Tom Petty page
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Remember 7 9 78

Keith Moon

keith moon
[ Remember 7 9 78 ]
 

Whole Lotta Love voted best guitar riff

jimi page sigil
Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.
 
Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page said he was "knocked out" by winning the vote. "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive," he said.
[read more]
[Led Zeppelin page]
 

Remember 16 8 77

The King is dead
elvis
[ Remember 16 8 77 ]
 

The Beatles in Mono ...

Beatles in mono
MOJO magazine has a great article about the re-mastering of the Beatles in mono to replicate the original releases. See the October 2014 issue (published on the 26th August, yes folks that's right, the 26th August).
 
Apparently the mono versions were the originals and different to the stereo versions (which were produced as an afterthought and with less care).
Now where did I put the Dansette?
[ MOJO link ]
[ our Beatles page ]
 

You better believe it

Abbey Road crossing
9th August 2014 - A lollipop lady is being proposed at the Abbey Road crossing made famous by The Beatles to safeguard the tourists.
[ read more... ]
 

Johnny Winter dies aged 70 - July 2014

Johnny Winter
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his energetic solo performances, has died at the age of 70 in Zurich days after playing at the Lovely Days Festival in Austria.

Winter - hailed as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time - rose to fame in the 1970.
Johnny Winter - Jumpin' Jack Flash - UK TV 1974
[ BBC News report ]
 

Rock n' Roll is now Sixty !

The RockSite visit to Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans when it was fifty.
Sun studio - the birthplace of rock and roll
RCA Victor Studio  B - Nashville
Seems like a decade ago. It was !
[ click here ]
 
Phil Everly dies aged 74
3rd January 2014
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Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers duo dies in Los Angeles aged 74.
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[Everly Brothers page]
 

Alvin Lee dies aged 68

Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee, well known rock guitarist and former member of Ten Years After, dies on 6th March 2013, aged 68.
[ BBC News report ]
 

Reg Presley of the Troggs dies

Reg Presley
Reg Presley, front-man with The Troggs and famous for the iconic classic "Wild Thing" dies aged 71.
[ BBC News report ]
 

Wilko Johnson feels alive with cancer

Wilko Johnson
Former Dr Feelgood member Wilko Johnson has spoken of the strange "euphoria" he has experienced since being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
[ BBC News report ]
[ Wilko Johnson site ]
 

Jon Lord dies aged 71

jon lord
Former Deep Purple and Whitesnake keyboard player Jon Lord dies 16th July 2012, aged 71. He was a founder member of Deep Purple and co-wrote Smoke On The Water.
[ BBC News report ]
[ Wikipedia - Jon Lord ]
 

Ex-Shadow Jet Harris dies

The Shadows
Jet Harris the bass player (second right) and original member of the Shadows has died on 18th March 2011, aged 71.
[ BBC News report ]
 

Gary Moore dies aged 58

Gary Moore
Gary Moore the influential guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy died on the 6th February 2011 whilst on holiday in Spain.
[ BBC News report ]
 

Gerry Rafferty dies aged 63

Gerry Rafferty
Gerry Rafferty died on 4th January 2011, aged 63, in Scotland. His Baker Street song from the album City to City was instantly recognisable with it's haunting sax sound. He was also the singer in Stealer's Wheel who had a big 1970's hit with Stuck In The Middle With You.
BBC Obituary
[ BBC News report ]
 
Michael Jackson dead
Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest at 19.21 GMT (12.21 local time) on 25th June 2009 at his rented home in Los Angeles, California.

He was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center but later pronounced dead.
[ Sky News link ]
 

Bo Diddley dies aged 79

Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley has died in Florida aged 79.
[ BBC link ]
 

Jeff Healey dies in Toronto aged 41

Jeff Healey
Jeff Healey has died in Toronto aged 41 on 2nd March 2008. His new album "Mess of Blues" was due out the same day.

Healey who suffered blindness from age one died of the same disease that caused his blindness. He was grammy nominated for his 1988 album "See the Light".
[ BBC link ]
 

Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five
dies aged 64

DC5
Mike Smith (far left), lead vocalist, with the band died on the 28th February 2008. He suffered a spinal cord injury in 2003. The DC5 sold over 100 million records and enjoyed 30 hit singles worldwide before breaking up in the 1970s.

They are due to be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York on 10th March 2008.
[ BBC link ]
 

Bo Diddley suffers stroke during US concert

Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley was taken to hospital after a stoke. He was due to play UK dates in June 2007 but these were cancelled.
[ BBC News Link ]
 

The Monster Mash is dead

Bobby Pickett
Bobby "Boris" Pickett, famous for Monster Mash, died aged 69 in Los Angeles on 25th April 2007. Although a one-hit wonder, the song charted in 1962, 1970 and in 1973 in the USA gaining him three gold discs, and reached number three in the UK.

Pickett joking at his shows: "And now I'm going to do a medley of my hit".

"dumbest thing I ever heard" - Elvis Presley
[ BBC News Link ]
 
Godfather of Soul
James Brown dies aged 73
James Brown dies
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, dies aged 73, on 25th December 2006
[ BBC News Link ]
 
DJ Alan Freeman dies aged 79
Alan Freeman
Legendary UK DJ Alan Freeman known to all the "pop pickers" since the late 1950's, dies 27th November 2006, aged 79.
[ BBC News Link ]
 
Syd Barrett - founder member of Pink Floyd -
dies July 2006 aged 60
Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett, a founder member of Pink Floyd, died in Cambridge UK, in July 2006. After leaving the group of which he was an inspirational member in 1968, he became a reclusive figure in subsequent years.
[ BBC News Link ]
 
Desmond Dekker dies aged 64 on 26th May 2006
Desmond Dekkar
Reggae star Desmond Dekker died of a heart attack aged 64.
He was at the forefront of reggae music in the UK. With his group the Aces he topped the UK charts with Israelites.
[ BBC News Link ]
 
Freddie Garrity dies - 19th May 2006
Freddie and the Dreamers
Fifties and sixties singer Freedie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers dies in North Wales, aged 65.
BBC News link
[ RockSite links ]
 
Gene Pitney dies - 5th April 2006
Gene Pitney
Sixties singer and song-writer Gene Pitney is found dead in Cardiff during concert tour of UK. He was 65 and died of natural causes.
[BBC News link and video]
[Gene Pitney page]
 
Tony Meehan dies
28th November 2006
The Shadows
Shadows drummer Tony Meehan (far right) dies, aged 62, after a fall. He was the original drummer of the group and later played with Jet Harris on several hit singles.
see BBC link [ click here ]
Memorial site
 
Too old to rock !
Rolling Stones
The combined age of rock veterans, The Rolling Stones, at the start of their worldwide 2005 "farewell" tour is an impressive 242 !
[Rolling Stones page]
 
 

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Johnnie Johnson dies
- 13th April 2005
Johnnie Johnson
Johnnie Johnson, pianist, who collaborated with Chuck Berry on many of his early hits has died. They later had a falling out over royalties in 2000.
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Ray Charles + Led Zep + Jerry Lee
The late Ray Charles mops up at the 47th Grammy awards. Bring on the Oscars !
Lifetime Achievement award for Led Zeppelin and Jerry Lee Lewis.
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Glastonbury Festival
 
White Stripes wow a wet and muddy Glastonbury
White Stripes
The White Stripes certainly wowed Glastonbury with a fabulous set. Their intensity, changes in sound dynamics and variety of music styles reminded me of the great Led Zep - so they must be good.
[ BBC listen to Glastonbury ]
 
Michael Jackson - Not guilty
Michael Jackson found not guilty on all charges at Santa Maria court in Cailfornia.
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Pointer Sister dies aged 52
 
June Pointer, the youngest of the Pointer Sisters, has died in Los Angeles on 12th April 2006 aged 52. Their 1984's Break Ou albumt won two Grammys for Automatic and Jump (for My Love).
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Rolling Stones in China
April 2006
Rolling Stones in China

Rolling Stones play first China concert in Shanghai.
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Fats Domino and Bob Dylan
play New Orleans

Fats Domino and Bob Dylan play the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April / May 2006.

 
 
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Croydon Fairfield Hall
 
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Milton Keynes National Bowl
 
Newcastle O2 Academy (ex Carling)
Newcastle City Hall
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Newport Centre
 
Norwich Blickling Park, Norfolk
 
Nottingham Trent FM Arena
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O2 - London Docklands
 
Oxford New Theatre
 
Perth Concert Hall
 
Petworth Park, West Sussex
 
Plymouth Pavilions
 
Poole Arts Centre - Lighthouse
 
Portsmouth Guildhall
 
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Reading Hexagon Theatre
Reading Rivermead
 
Salford The Lowry
 
Salisbury City Hall
 
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Shepherds Bush Empire
 
Southampton Guildhall
 
Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
 
Southport Theatre and Hall Complex
 
Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
 
Sunderland Empire
 
Swansea Singleton Park
 
Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre
 
Thetford Forest, Suffolk
 
Torquay Princes Theatre
 
Warwick Arts Centre
 
Wembley Arena
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Wolverhampton Civic Hall
 
York Barbican Centre
York Grand Opera House
 
Ireland
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Cork City Hall
 
Dublin Olympia Theatre
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Killarney Gleneagle INEC
 
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Quietest Rock Concert
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Rock drummers are tops


Rock drummers are top athletes according to recent report.

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BBC Radio 1 - UK Top 40 Rock Albums
The latest UK Top 40 singles and album charts.
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Satan messages backwards?
It has often been reported that some records have satanic messages when played backwards.
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