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Happy Birthday, Roger McGuinn [VIDEO]

James Joseph McGuinn III was born on July 13, 1942. He changed his name to Roger in 1967 after it was suggested by the founder of a spiritual association he was exploring at the time because it would better "vibrate with the universe." McGuinn developed innovative styles of playing the electric guitar during his time with The Byrds

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‘More Cowbell’ [VIDEO]

Blue Oyster Cult’s album ‘Agents Of Fortune’ entered the charts on this day in 1976. ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ would become their biggest hit at #12 and a 2000 SNL sketch fictionalizing the recording of the song would be placed on the Top Ten Saturday Night Live Sketches, being ranked #9 by Rolling Stone Magazine.

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Good Morning Good Morning

On this day in rock history John Lennon recorded lead vocals for Good Morning Good Morning in a recording session for the Sargent Pepper's album at Abbey Road. John had a TV in every room and got the idea for the tune from a commercial for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (“Good morning, good morning, The best to you each morning, Sunshine breakfast, Kellog’s Corn Flakes, Crisp and full of fun”).

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Bob Dylan Adds Electricity To the Mix in 1965

Fifty years ago today Bob Dylan released his first album that would make it into top 10 charts. The LP called Bringing It All Back Home was put down by Bob’s folk music followers because part of the recording featured electric guitars. With the help of Subterranean Homesick Blues the first track released as a single, Bob Dylan’s fan base would expand.

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Ringo Sits In With The Beatles 53 Years Ago

It was February 5, 1962; Ringo Starr made his first appearance on drums for The Beatles. The story goes that Ringo had a day off from his regular gig with The Hurricanes who he played drums for. Pete Best the drummer for The Beatles was home sick when the lunchtime show at the Cavern Club was scheduled to go. The Beatles called Ringo

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The Kozmic Janis Joplin Arrived 72 Years Ago

Janis Joplin was born January 19,1943 in Port Arthur, Texas. She wasn’t accepted by the kids she grew up with in the oil refining town so she put her energy into music which would be her ticket out of Texas. Janis ended up in San Francisco just as the music scene was just starting to explode. She became a major talent that took the San Francisco sound to the world.

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An Evening With Jimmy Page And Chris Cornell In Conversation - Inside
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Jimmy Page Celebrates 71 Years On Planet Earth

It’s Jimmy Page’s birthday today, he has 71 candles on his cake and continues to crank out the Led Zeppelin reissues.The double album Physical Graffiti newly remastered will be released on February 24th, the 40th anniversary date of the collection when it first saw the light of day. The "Deluxe" edition of has seve

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One Cool Punk Rocker Joe Strummer Gone But Not Forgotten

December 22, 2002, Joe Strummer, lead singer/guitarist/songwriter for one of the worlds best punk band The Clash, died of a heart attack in his home in England. Joe was only 50 years old.

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Remembering Frank Zappa

December 4, 1993, a one of a kind musical artist and vary cool dude Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer. During his life Frank put out 62 albums starting with Freak Out which was released in 1966. His last collection The Yellow Shark, came out in the first week of November 1993, a month before his untimely death.

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"The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" - Fixed Show
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Today In 1947 Joe Walsh Arrived On Earth

A true rock dog Joe Walsh is having his birthday today. He was born 67 years ago in Wichita, Kansas. When he was a young kid the family moved to Ohio then New York City next stop a short trip to New Jersey where he graduated from high school. Joe then returns to Ohio to Attend Kent State University for about a year and leave college to join a rock & roll band that would end up being The James Gang.

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Remembering Lapeer’s Terry (Knapp) Knight

It was a sad day for a lot of people in our area on November 1, 2004, when we heard about the death of Terry (Knapp) Knight who grew up in Lapeer. Terry the former manager of Grand Funk Railroad, was murdered at his home in Texas. He was defending his daughter during a domestic disturbance, when he was stabbed by her boyfriend.

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Remembering The Police And Their First Tour Of America [Video]

October 20,1978, The Police made their debut in the United States at the famous C.B.G.B.S, New York City. After that gig in The Big Apple the band would eventually make it to Detroit. Sting says the first time they performed in the Motor City it was at Bookie’s night club where they entertained three people and one was the booking agent.

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