2013 – Ray Manzarek of The Doors died on this day in Rock Music History! Great musician Ray Manzarek of the Doors pass on this day. The Doors, also know for Jim Morrison(RIP), Robby Kreiger, and John Densmore recorded many great songs including, Light My Fire, Strange Days, LA Women, Riders on the Storm, and […]
2012 – Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at 82 on This Day in Rock Music History! As a working teen in 1945 at WRUN-AM in Utica, N.Y., a station owned by his uncle and run by his father, he began his entertainment career as a news and weatherman. After graduating from college, […]
2012 – David Bowie(Ziggy Stardust)is being commemorated on Heddon Street on This Day in Rock Music History!
2012 – David Bowie(Ziggy Stardust)is being commemorated on Heddon Street on This Day in Rock Music History! Heddon is London’s trendiest shopping district. It will celebrate the 40th Anniversary Ziggy’s album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” by placing a plaque to commemorate the street corner used in the […]
2012 – Jimmy Ellis, the lead singer of the hit “Disco Inferno” on This Day in Rock! The singer died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Rock Hill, South Carolina at the age of 74. Ellis and The Trammps formed in the 70’s and had their greatest success with “Disco Inferno” in the movied Saturday Night […]
2012 – Pres Obama helps Al Green’s Sales Almost 500 Percent singing of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at Apollo Theater.
2012 – Pres Obama helps Al Green’s Sales Almost 500 Percent singing of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at Apollo Theater. The YouTube Vid went Viral almost immediately.
2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock! Jobs, most notably known for the iPhone in recent years, contributed to the computer and music world. iTunes being the most notable and influential music download service in the known universe. At one time apple battled over the […]
2011 – lyricist Jerry Leiber dies at age 78 on This Day in Rock! He Co-wrote hits like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and was a key player in the birth or Rock ‘n’ Roll. Composing over 200 tunes covered by Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, BB King, The drifters […]
2011 – Artists who had hits in 1978 maybe able to claim Copyrights back on This Day in Rock! Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan are just a few of the artists who may have rights to their own work from record Companies. A change in the copyright law in […]
2011 – Simon and Garfunkel release their iconic album Bridge Over Troubled Water 40th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD Set.
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2010 – Lennon’s ‘Abbey Road’ suit among auction items NORWALK, Conn. – The white, two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album will be among items auctioned in Connecticut less than a month after the 30th anniversary of the singer-songwriter’s death. The suit, the blazer Lennon wore in the […]
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000 albums sold in the U.S. 1991’s “Use Your Illusion 2″ leads with 5,587,000 units, followed closely by “Use Your Illusion 1,” at 5,502,000. In that span, Metallica has sold 52,271,000 albums in the […]