Told Us Nuthin'

Steve Perry celebrates his 71st birthday today (January 22nd). The Journey song: “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” was Journey’s first Top 20 hit, it peaked at number-16 on the Billboard Hot 100 .  It was one of the few...

Protest song?

The Byrds “Eight Miles High” was actually a protest song about an ill-fated tour of England. Written by Gene Clark, Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby, It peaked at number-14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became one of The Byrds’ signature...

Different Sound= Success

Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen) celebrates his 68th birthday today (January 20th). The KISS song “Beth” is a song even non-KISS fans could appreciate.It was on Destroyer in 1976 written by Peter Criss, Stan Penridge and Bob Ezrin. ...

But it's a Ballad

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor turns 71 years old today (January 17th). He was only there for a few years but did a lot of great work.  There were lots of rockers but their ex-guitarist considers...

Like a Sculpture

45 years ago today (January 16th) Paul McCartney and Wings arrived at Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans to begin sessions for Venus and Mars, their follow-up to the chart-topping Band on the Run album. The song “Band on the Run”...

Ass Kickin Song

The late Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant would have turned 72 years old today (January 15th). By all accounts (including his mother) he was a mean drunk but he could sing and write songs.  He wrote...

Floaty and Magical

55 years ago today (January 14th), Bob Dylan began the two days of recording that would be used on his groundbreaking Bringing It All Back Home album, which included “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Less than a week later, The...

It wasn't easy

Steel Mill, the New Jersey club band featuring Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Danny Federici, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and two others, played its first West Coast show, at the Matrix in San Francisco, 50 years ago today....

Mind blower

Donald Fagen celebrates his 72nd birthday today (January 10th). The first Steely Dan song they actually heard on the radio, which Donald Fagen says was “definitely a mindblower.” was Do It Again fro the album: Can’t Buy...

Inspired by; not stolen from

Jimmy Page celebrates his 76th birthday today (January 9th). Led Zeppelin has been accused of stealing riffs sometimes rightfully; sometimes not. The song : “Livin’ Lovin’ Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” was a dig at a groupie...