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The Day the Music Died +62 years

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a plane crash outside Clear Lake, Iowa in Rock ‘n Roll’s first tragedy. Thanks to Don McLean’s 1971 hit song, “American Pie,” the event has come to be known as The Day the Music Died. I try to […]

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Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of the King of Rock ‘n Roll, dies

Priscilla Presley: It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. R.I.P.

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People: Those We Lost in 2022

Tough year. Particularly tough for me was Taylor Hawkins. I’ve been a Foo Fighter fan for years and years. In fact, I couldn’t listen to Foo Fighters music from the time I learned of Taylor Hawkins’ death, until the London tribute concert — 5 and a half months. Gone, but not forgotten.

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The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley was an Amazing Show!

An amazing show! Given that it clocked in at just under 6 hours, it’s great that they already have the footage up on YouTube (click title link).

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Elvis +45 years

On this day, 45 years ago (that’s 1977, for those who aren’t great at math), Elvis Presley died.

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Prince Rogers Nelson +6

On this day, 6 years ago, the world lost Prince, and it’s been downhill ever since…

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R.I.P. Dusty Hill

Billboard: ZZ Top’s longtime bassist Dusty Hill has died, the band announced in a statement shared with Billboard on Wednesday (July 28). He was 72. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston,” the group shared. “We, along with legions of […]

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Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson collaborates on cover of Big Star’s “The Ballad of El Goodo”

Watch Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson collaborate remotely on cover of Big Star's "The Ballad of El Goodo" – https://t.co/2JZwCne51H pic.twitter.com/wb5LYXDzcu — AM 880 KIXI (@AM880KIXI) February 4, 2021 Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson recently teamed up remotely with Jody Stephens, founding drummer of the influential power-pop band Big Star, and other musicians for a rendition […]

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The Day the Music Died +61 years

As a huge Buddy Holly fan since I was a kid, I try to mark The Day the Music Died, in one way or another, just about every year. And while I often link to the excellent Wikipedia article, this year I’ve searched and found some other interesting articles, including this one at Biography.com, as […]

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AMG Remembers Eddie Van Halen

All Music Guide: Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020 His dazzling, pyrotechnic playing set a new standard for guitar heroes, and cemented Van Halen as one of hard rock’s defining bands. From his boatload of classic riffs to his remarkable array of techniques to his beaming charisma, few guitarists made such a singular impact. Indeed.

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