2012 – Scott McKenzie (born Philip Wallach Blondheim, January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012)  died on This Day in Rock Music History! Read more

2012 – Scott McKenzie (born Philip Wallach Blondheim, January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) died on This Day in Rock Music History!

2012 – Scott McKenzie (born Philip Wallach Blondheim, January 10, 1939 – August 18, 2012) died on This Day in Rock Music History! was an American singer. He was best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”. Scott McKenzie co-wrote “Kokomo” (1988), a […]

2012 – Elton John’s Bassist, Bob (Robert Wayne) Birch, is dead from Suicide on This Day in Rock Music History! Read more

2012 – Elton John’s Bassist, Bob (Robert Wayne) Birch, is dead from Suicide on This Day in Rock Music History!

2012 – Elton John’s Bassist, Bob (Robert Wayne) Birch, is dead from Suicide on This Day in Rock Music History! Found in LA at 1am, Birch was an accomplished musician having won scholastic awards and playing several instruments including Saxophone and Bass Guitar. He became Elton’s bassist on February 14, 1992. Birch also performed with […]

2012 – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, quit ‘American Idol’ for the following season on This Day in Rock Music History! Read more

2012 – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, quit ‘American Idol’ for the following season on This Day in Rock Music History!

2012 – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, quit ‘American Idol’ for the following season on This Day in Rock Music History! Tyler was quoted as saying, he wants to dedicate himself to his band, Aerosmith. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back,” the band’s lead singer said in a statement. “I’ve decided it’s time […]

2012 – Celebrated American electric guitarist Eric Johnson kicks off his first ever solo UK tour on This Day in Rock History! Read more

2012 – Celebrated American electric guitarist Eric Johnson kicks off his first ever solo UK tour on This Day in Rock History!

2012 – Celebrated American electric guitarist Eric Johnson kicks off his first ever solo UK tour on This Day in Rock History! at the Holmfirth Picturedrome tomorrow night (Friday 6th July). Originally a 5-date tour, Johnson added a second London date at the Leicester Square Theatre, due to phenomenal public demand. This tour will showcase […]

2012 – Sheryl Crow states that she does not worry about it, a brain tumor, on This Day in Rock History! She was diagnosed last year, but it is benign. Read more

2012 – Sheryl Crow states that she does not worry about it, a brain tumor, on This Day in Rock History! She was diagnosed last year, but it is benign.

2012 – Sheryl Crow states that she does not worry about it, a brain tumor, on This Day in Rock History! She was diagnosed last year, but it is benign. “I haven’t really talked about it,” she told the newspaper’s nightclub and entertainment reporter Doug Elfman, “In November, I found out I have a brain […]

2012 – Michael Bluestein, the keyboard player for Foreigner since 2008, has been diagnosed with colon cancer on This Day in Rock! Read more

2012 – Michael Bluestein, the keyboard player for Foreigner since 2008, has been diagnosed with colon cancer on This Day in Rock!

2012 – Michael Bluestein, the keyboard player for Foreigner since 2008, has been diagnosed with colon cancer on This Day in Rock! Bluestein’s message from Foreigner’s official website: “I recently went to the hospital following some symptoms, and it was discovered that I have Colorectal cancer. This has required me to take a leave of […]

2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored re-released today on This Day in Rock Music History! Read more

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 […]