- 8:52 am Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Steve Craig
On This Day in 1987… David Coverdale, after decades of rockin’ solo, with Deep Purple and Whitesnake… Finally had a #1 song in the US!
“Here I Go Again” from his self-titled Whitesnake album!
It went to #1 with the help of MTV, a bitchin’ Jaguar and of course… Tawny Kitaen!
We’ll ignore the fact that she’s a victim of bad plastic surgery…
…and remember her for the sexy defiling of David Coverdale’s Car!
- 8:11 am Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Steve Craig
- 8:53 am Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Steve Craig
It’s Halloween Weekend!…
“From ghoulies & ghosties & long-leggety beasties and all the things that go bump in the night… Good Lord, I’m in!”
The Zombie Apocalypse converges on Downtown Atlanta with the annual “Walker-Stalker Con” at the World Congress Center all weekend…
Websites are attached so you can check ’em out for yourself…
- 7:51 am Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Steve Craig
Happy Birthday John Mellencamp! 65 years old today…
Once called “The poor-man’s Springsteen” he’s showed up The Boss with a lot of ACTION for the workin’ man…
Since the mid-80’s, he’s spearheaded the Farm-Aid benefit concerts along with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson & Dave Matthews.
Helping raise money and awareness of the plight of America’s farmers struggling to keep their livelihood AND food on our tables.
He even got Congress to approve the 4 billion dollar “Agricultural Credit Act of 1987” to help farmers save their mortgages!
Still rockin’… Check him out at Farm Aid ’13
- 8:50 am Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Steve Craig
Happy Birthday to Tommy Stinson! 50 Years Old Today!
Bass player with the Garage-Rock Pioneers The Replacements… He also played bass with Guns N’ Roses from 1998 to just last year…
Kevin Cronin is 65 today… Lead singer, rhythm guitarist and piano player for REO Speedwagon!
He started with the band when he was only a teenager in 1971, and has never stopped playing with ’em since!
They’re still kickin’ it live! Here’s proof:
- 8:47 am Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Steve Craig
On This Day in 1962… The Music World was forever changed by a very simple song. It was just a bass & acoustic guitar, 2-beat drum line, tambourine, harmonica and two singers harmonizing.
The Beatles’ released their debut single… “Love Me Do”…
Quite different than the coming classics “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah)”… but this little ditty, written by Paul McCartney when he was only 15, was the harbinger of what was to be a global phenomenon. (See: Beatlemania)
In The studio, it was recorded several times with 3 different drummers… The original drummer, Pete Best [More]
- 7:08 am Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Steve Craig
Look at all the Rockers Celebrating Birthdays Today!!
Steve Miller is 73 – Still rockin’ and still callin’ out the Rock Hall of Fame! (or “Shame”, as he says)
Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 69 today… He says he’s getting amazing treatment for his hearing issues and hopes to get back with AC/DC.. if the band even exists when he’s ready!
Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead is 66 – Guitarist, Founder and only surviving member.
Sir Bob Geldof of Boomtown Rats & The Live Aid Projects is 65
…and a Special Birthday Remembrance of an unsung Rock Star…
Brian Connolly – Lead singer of The Sweet [More]
- 7:50 am Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Steve Craig
On This Day in 1970… The dreaded “27 Club” gained another member…
Less than a month after the death of Jimi Hendrix… 27 year old Janis Joplin was found dead of a heroin overdose at the landmark Hotel in Hollywood.
In her native Texas, she was taunted by her classmates in both high school and college, for being overweight, awkward and suffering from severe acne. She was even voted her college’s “Ugliest Man In Class”. She found escape with her music (and her portable autoharp!) eventually coming to San Francisco forming “Big Brother & The Holding Company”… Even after her death, she [More]
- 6:43 am Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Steve Craig
- 8:26 am Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Steve Craig
On This Day back in 2000, We lost Ben Orr to cancer.
Benjamin Orzechowski was the bassist, lead singer and founding member of The Cars.
He shared vocals with Ric Ocasek who did the more “quirky” sounding songs… but it was Ben Orr who had a softer, more melodic tone and gave the band their biggest hits, “Just What I Needed”, “Drive”, “Let’s Go”, “Moving In Stereo”, “Candy-O” and more…
He was living in Atlanta in his final years, and was performing right up to his death, all the while battling an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.
Aside from his work with The Cars, [More]