2011 – Suzi Rotolo, Bob Dylan’s former girlfriend dies on This Day In Rock! After meeting backstage at one of his gigs, Dylan was overcome by Suzi’s raw beauty. From Dylan’s 2004 memoir, he described her as one of the most charming spectacles he has ever seen: “She was the most erotic thing I’d ever […]
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2010 – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Anniversary Pushes Some in Texas to Seek Memorial NEW YORK (CBS) Twenty years after his death, a Texas community is still seeking to honor native son Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Grammy-winning singer and guitarist died in a helicopter crash Aug.27, 1990, and is buried in his hometown of Oak Cliff, […]
2010 – A rare JIMI HENDRIX cover recorded over 40 years ago is set to be released as a digital release
2010 – A rare JIMI HENDRIX cover recorded over 40 years ago is set to be released as a digital release on March 1 and a seven-inch vinyl release seven days later. ‘Bleeding Heart’ is the guitarist’s take on ELMORE JAMES’ classic blues song, originally recorded in April 1969. The studio recording also features bassist […]
2009 – Guitar legend-inventor Les Paul dies at age 94 Aug 13, 12:56 PM (ET) By LUKE SHERIDAN WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock ‘n’ roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94. According to Gibson Guitar, Paul […]
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, […]
FEATURED: Yaayo Gak! 1960 – Steve Vai: Widdlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddlywiddly-SCREECH! Yes, it’s happy birthday to Steve Vai, born today in Long Island, N.Y. this day in rock Guitar God History! Steven “Steve” Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is an American instrumental rock guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. After starting his professional […]
2008 – Bo Diddly dies this day in rock history! The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock ’n’ roll whose distinctive “shave and a haircut, two bits” rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79. Diddley died […]
2008 – THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has told Canada’s Sun Media his band won’t be hitting the road with LED ZEPPELIN if and when the legendary group should decide to spin a full-blown tour out of its recent one-off reunion show. “That really goes to show you how naive people are, and how these […]
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 […]
2007 – the funeral of guitarist, singer Bo Diddley took place in Gainesville, Florida. Many in attendance chanted “Hey Bo Diddley” shortly after family members had passed by his coffin as a gospel band played Bo Diddley’s music. At the service, they presented a floral tribute in form of his trademark square guitar.
2006 – Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previous five weeks in the hospital. He is 59.