Revisiting The Rolling Stones 1964 debut album, that marked the beginning of their amazing journey

In 1964 the Rolling Stones began their amazing journey with their debut album “The Rolling Stones”. Essentially a Blues and Rock N’ Roll covers LP, the album also included some of the first compositions by the Stones and Jagger/Richards. We revisit this essential classic Rock album released on this day 55 years ago

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On this day in 1959 Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa

On February 2nd, 1959, just a few hours before the tragic plane crash that killed them, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, three of the rising stars on the Rock N’ Roll scene, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, during the infamous Winter Dance Party Tour.

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A Rock classic was born on this day in 1956, when Elvis Presley releases “Heartbreak Hotel”

“Heartbreak Hotel” was his first release on RCA on January 27, 1956, right after leaving Sun Records, it’s one of the most covered songs not only in Rock music but on other genres too and gave Elvis Presley his first international hit. Find out what the song is really about

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Johnny Cash plays a legendary live concert at the Folsom State Prison on this day in 1968

After his 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues”, Johnny Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison and on January 13th, 1968 he finally played a live concert at the Folsom State Prison in California that became one of Rock and Country Music seminal moments

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The influential Long John Baldry was born on this day in 1941

Long John Baldry might be remembered by some only for his 1967 hit “Let The Heartaches Begin”, but he was much more than that. He gave some of the first professional opportunities to artists such as members of The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Elton John and served as their mentor; Elton adopted John as his name to honor him. We look back at his influential life and career on his birthday

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Top 12 1960’s Jimmy Page songs as a session musician

To celebrate the birth of the legendary Rock God Jimmy Page we’ve selected the Top 12 1960’s tracks where he’s featured as a session musician, from Nico to David Bowie to Petula Clark to The Who and even Shirley Bassey, Page left a deep mark on the 1960’s Rock and Pop scene even before he was famous

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The Eternal King Of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935

Elvis Presley still holds his title as the King Of Rock N’ Roll even over 40 years after his untimely death, celebrate Elvis life, on the day of his 84th Anniversary by looking at some of his best and most iconic photos.

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Remembering Sun Records founder Sam Phillips on his birthday, a man who changed the music world

Sam Phillips had a pivotal role on the initial success of Rock N’ Roll music during the 1950’s with his label Sun Records, that served as a launching platform for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner among others, we look back at some of the highlights of Sun Records history on his 96th anniversary

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Roy Orbison passed away 30 years ago today

The influential singer and songwriter Roy Orbison left a more than thirty years legacy of absolute music classics such as “Crying”, “In Dreams”, “Oh Pretty Woman” and “You Got It”. On December 6th, 1988 Orbison passed away suddenly at the age of 52. We recap his life and career

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The legendary self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 86 today

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. ” said Little Richard once. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, with his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship, he laid the foundation for Rock N’ Roll, his music played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres. We couldn’t imagine Rock music without Little Richard. He celebrates 86 years old today, we look back at his life and career

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The Legacy and Importance Of Legendary Rocker Eddie Cochran

Rock N’ Roll legend Eddie Cochran was born on October 3, 1938, and despite his untimely death at a young age,his legacy in Rock music is immense, maybe one of the biggest ones is being the man that got John Lennon and Paul McCartney together to form a band

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Remembering Frankie Lymon on his 76th Birthday

The 1950’s band Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers were the mold for similar bands to come such as The Jackson 5, their 1956 hit “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” is still remembered to this day, Frankie Lymon the group’s most memorable member died prematurely at only 25 years old in 1968

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Jerry Lee Lewis, The Killer Turns 83

He was the prototypical Rock Star. Long before the late 60’s and 70’s era of rock stardom excess, Jerry Lee Lewis already was living the wild Rock Star life in the 1950’s. His bad wild boy reputation as well as his non conventional stage antics that included wild and energetic performances and instrument smash before Rockers did it, earned him the nickname “The Killer”, today, he turns 83

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Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” Goes No.1 in 1964

One of Roy Orbison’s signature songs, “Oh, Pretty Woman” the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, it had a resurgence in 1990 when it was used as the title song for the movie “Pretty Woman”

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In 1957 Jerry “The Killer” Lee Lewis appears on TV for the first time at The Steve Allen Show

After being rejected by The Ed Sullivan Show, the wild Rocker was finally invited to appear on TV, it happened on July 28, 1957 at The Steve Allen Show where he played “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On”

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Sun Records released Elvis Presley’s first single “That’s All Right” on this day in 1954

Written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup in 1946 as “That’s All Right, Mama”, “That’s All Right” became Elvis Presley’s first single. It was released by Sun Records on July 19, 1954

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On July 9, 1955 Bill Haley & His Comets peaked to No.1 on the US singles chart with Rock N’ Roll classic “Rock Around the Clock”

Despite the cultural influence “Rock Around The Clock”, the song bear a very close similarity to several songs written years before, learn which ones and also more about the background of this Rock classic

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The influential guitarist Link Wray was born 90 years ago

Link Wray was the first guitarist to discover the potential of the electric guitar distortion and the power chord. His seminal 1958 song “Rumble” opened the way to the emergence of Punk and Hard Rock

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The extraordinary Bo Diddley was born on this day

Bo Diddley created a signature guitar playing style that keeps influencing Rock music to this day and influenced artists from Buddy Holly to the New York Dolls. We look back at the career of one of the most influential Rock guitarists of all time on his birthday

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