October 29, 2017

Duane Allman

American guitarist, session musician,

and co-founder and leader of The Allman Brothers Band 

was killed on October 29th of 1971

when he lost control of his motorcycle

on a Macon, Georgia street

while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer

three wee...

October 22, 2017

Chubby Checker

born Ernest Evans 

American singer and dancer

performed a medley of "The Twist"

and "Let's Twist Again"

on The Ed Sullivan Show

tonight in 1961

Earlier on August 6th of 1960

Chubby Checker appeared on US TV show American Bandstand and performed ‘Th...

October 18, 2017

Charles Edward Anderson Berry

American singer - songwriter - musician

and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music

was born on this day in 1926

Chuck Berry was a significant influence

on the development of both the music

and the attitude associated with the rock mus...

October 15, 2017

Grace Barnett Slick 

singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model

quit the local San Francisco band The Great Society

to join Jefferson Airplane on October 15th of 1966

Jefferson Airplane's singer Signe Toly Anderson 

left the band to raise her child

Jack Cas...

October 11, 2017


A motion picture called The Rose

starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s Rock star, (transparently based on Janis Joplin)

premiered in Los Angeles this week in 1979

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Bette Midler in h...

October 11, 2017

Elvis Presley

Johnny Cash

Carl Perkins

kick off an eleven date tour

of the Southern United States

in Abilene, Texas

Today in 1955

October 5, 2017

Steven Haworth "Steve" Miller

was born on October 5th in 1943

Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist

Known as leader of the Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band

performed Rock'n Me and The Joker

after their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

on April 8, 2016 at Barcla...

October 4, 2017

Janis Lyn Joplin 

27 year old rock singer and songwriter 

died of a heroin overdose

at Hollywood's Landmark Hotel on October 4th of 1970

Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit

"Me and Bobby McGee" reached number one in early 1971

Me and Bobby McGee

was J...

October 3, 2017

Thomas Earl Petty

Born October 20, 1950 ~ Died October 2, 2017

musician ~ singer ~ songwriter

multi instrumentalist ~ record producer

Discography

with the Heartbreakers

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976)

  • You're Gonna Get It! (1978)

  • Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

    ...

October 1, 2017

This week in 1965

The McCoys had the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

with Hang On Sloopy

The original members were all from Union City

however, the Zehringer boys

were initially from Fort Recovery, Ohio

The band members were

guitarist and lead singer Richar...

October 1, 2017

On October 1st in 1962

Brian Epstein signed his management contract

with The Beatles

John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves

Harold Harrison and James McCartney

do so on behalf of their underage sons

Under the terms of the contract

Epstein agreed to

"undertake all n...

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