Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2016 – The Tragically Hip drew a sell-out crowd to the show in Kingston, Ontario, as their dying singer Gord Downie bid Canada farewell. The show was broadcast live across Canada and was shown at hundreds of public screenings across the country in bars and outdoor venues.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
2010 – In the UK, Led Zeppelin were voted nation’s fav band by the BBC’s “I’m in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” on This Day in Rock!
2010 – In the UK, Led Zeppelin were voted nation’s fav band by the BBC’s “I’m in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” on This Day in Rock! The mighty Zep beat out the Beatles and Queen in the phone in vote. John Bonham also won top honors as Fav drummer, but Jimi Hendrix was voted […]
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 […]
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 […]
2010 – U.K. Declares Abbey Road A Historic Site February 23, 2010 2010 – With all the talk about EMI possibly selling Abbey Road Studios, the U.K. government has stepped in and declared it a historic site so that no radical changes can be made. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge declared the iconic venue a “Grade […]
2009 – Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi from Status Quo were both appointed OBEs for services to music and charity.
2009 – Tony Bellamy guitarist, pianist and vocalist for the Native American rock band Redbone died of liver failure. Redbone had the 1971 UK No.2 & US No.21 single ‘The Witch Queen Of New Orleans’ and the 1974 US No. 4 hit single, ‘Come and Get Your Love.’ Redbone are accredited in the NY Smithsonian […]
2009 – Vic Chesnutt: American singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt died from an overdose of muscle relaxants that had left him in a coma in an Athens hospital. He released 17 albums during his career, including two produced by Michael Stipe.