2008 – Armstrong and Getty: Cleavelend’s ‘Rock -n- Roll Hall of fame’ annouces ‘Run DMC’, famed for ‘Walk this way'(written by Aerosmith), will be inducted into the hall of fame. Excluded from the nominees are Stevie Ray Vaughn and Bon Jovi to name but a few. Morning talk show hosts ‘Armstrong and Getty’ displayed their […]
2008 – One of the bigger breakout hits of the Toronto Film Festival was It Might Get Loud, a documentary that consists entirely of Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge swapping stories, expounding on their experiences and of course jamming with each other. The film, directed by An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim, will […]
1955 – Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is born in Chicago. Michael Anthony Sobolewski (born June 20, 1954) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist and a founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen. Anthony joined the band in 1974 and was their official recording and performing bassist […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
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 – US space agency Nasa announced that ‘Across the Universe’ by the Beatles was to become the first song ever to be beamed directly into space. The track would be transmitted through the Deep Space Network – a network of antennas – on the 40th anniversary of the song being recorded, being aimed at […]
2006 – Scottish no-fi performer Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has two guitars and a trumpet stolen after a gig in Wales. Someone please return this stuff before he decides to make a hambone record.
2006 – Guitar legend Johnny Jenkins, who worked with Otis Redding in the early days, dies today.
2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a stairway.
2004 – Guitar legend Eric Clapton is made a CBE at Buckingham Palace on this day in rock history! Way to go Eric!
2004 – Poison’s C. C. DeVille is named the worst guitarist soloist of all time by Guitar World magazine. Exhibit A is his nine-minute solo from Swallow This … Live! Carlos Santana is a runner-up for his work on “Game of Love.” I agree 100% with this statement!