2012 – Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician died on This Day in Rock History! Doc, whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world. After falling in his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, he underwent stomach surgury and was in critical condition for several days. Doc’s master of flatpicking herolded […]
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History! The iconic movie was carefully restored frame by frame for a May 28th DVD Release this year. The movie was originally released in 1968, and was a surreal story about a magical land called Pepperland which […]
2012 – Elton John cancels shows to “The Million Dollar Piano” on This Day in Rock Music History! Last weekend Elton was treated for respiratory infection that triggered the cancelations. In a statement posted on his website on Thursday, the British entertainer, whose hits include “Rocket Man,” “Your Song” and “Bennie and The Jets,” apologized […]
2012 – Robin Gibb Passed on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – Van Halen postpones over 30 concert dates in the US on This Day in Rock Music History! The band’s official website, van-halen.com, took down all its dates after June 26, listing only 15 more shows, ending in New Orleans. Rolling Stone said a source with knowledge of the tour told the magazine, “the […]
2012 – Donna Summer Passed away on This Day in Rock Music History! R.I.P. You will be missed ‘Hot Stuff’.
2012 – Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys died on This Day in Rock Music History! NEWS RELEASE The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Adam Yauch As a co-founding member of the three-time GRAMMY®-winning Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch was part of one of the most groundbreaking trios in hip-hop. The group’s music crossed genres and color […]
2012 – Michael Jackson, King of Pop dances on Pepsi Cans on This Day in Rock History! On Billion cans will adorn the Pop Idol’s image in a deal between his estate and Pepsi. Originally doing commercials in the 80’s in an ad campaign called “the choice of a new generation”, this promotion happens for […]