It works stripped

Eric Clapton turns 75 today (March 30th) He had a song that was a hit twice, 20 years apart. Once with Derek and the Dominos the othe as solo and unplugged.  The song: “Layla” It was on...

The Right Touch

Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks turns 70 today (March 27) their song “Invisible Touch”  came together spontaneously in one studio session and it made it to number 1! During the mid-1980s the band tended to write songs by...

A Classic from Classical

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was born on March 26th, 1948 making him 72 today. The song “Dream On” was transformed a classical piano song into the classic rock ballad. It peaked at number-59 on the Billboard Hot 100 when...

1,2,3 times a hit

Elton John turns 73 today (March 25, 1947)  His song “Candle in the Wind” has had many lives.  It was a single and on the albums Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Live in Australia With the Melbourne...

Free from Metallica?

Remember when millionaires Metallica took down Napster because they didn’t want to give away their songs?  Well they are giving something away in light of the current pandemic. they are opening up their vault of concert videos...

Can't Lose with the Blues

ZZ Top was scheduled to start a five-night residency at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas last Friday, but, like most everything else, it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons was...

What's He Doing?

With the world basically coming to a standstill, we reached out to the ever punctual, cooperative and gentlemanly Graham Nash. How are you passing the time at home? GN: “Passing the time by making sure I’m prepared...

Rock A-What?

Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 19th, 2001, along with Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson and others. Their song  “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” became the band’s first # 1. Guitarist Brian...

Loose Ends

Original Doobie Brothers drummer John Hartman was born on March 18th, 1950. He turns 70 today. There was a loose jam that got turned into an iconic Doobie Bros. song.  It was “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and...

It really was!

Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham celebrates his 69th birthday today (March 17th). Ironically, the American guitarist in the Irish band was the one born on St. Patrick’s Day. One of their most popular songs “Jailbreak” was never...