Rock History › Tools. All the facts about rock hisory you need in one easy place. With a database of over 25,000 records and growing daily, we update posts about Elvis, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Jet, My Chemical Romance and many more. We include Video from YouTube, lyrics, and all the […]
Music Finnegan’s Wake What happens when a dearly loved Irishman passes on? Well, it’s time to celebrate his wake. This song is dedicated, no doubt, to the Irishman’s love of funerals and whiskey, “Finnegan’s Wake” supplied the theme for James Joyce’s famous novel of the same name. The Unicorn Song This “Irish song” is not […]
1911 – Robert Johnson is born this day in rock history. You remember the movie Crossroads… that was his song! Robert Johnson, born Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. His landmark recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, […]
2007 – Stu Sweatman begins prototyping the idea for “THIS DAY IN ROCK” website, where you can find many facts about musicians and what happend on a given day in history! He joined forces with John Myer’s to create the information base you see. Although the site contains facts from all genres, we tried to […]
2006 – Maynard Ferguson died in 2006 from kidney and liver failure. Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. He came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton’s orchestra, before forming his own band in 1957. He was noted for being able to play accurately […]
1999 – The family of late steel guitar great Shot Jackson donates his signature black Dobro guitar to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. 1928 Dobro style 37 tenor guitar from Lowell Levinger’s collection 1928 […]
1972 – George and Patti Harrison were injured in a car crash; Patti was unconscious for several days.
1951 – Born on this day, Steve Harley, singer, Cockney Rebel, (1975 UK No.1 single ‘Make Me Smile, Come Up And See Me’).
1929 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – one of rock’s original showmen – is allegedly born on this date in Cleveland.
1929 – Born on this day, David Lynch, The Platters, (1959 UK & US No.1 single ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’). Lynch died of cancer on 2nd January 1981.
1929 – Born on this day, R&B singer Johnny Ace, Billboards ‘most played artist of 1955′. He died playing Russian roulette backstage at a gig on December 25th 1954.