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Remembering My First Gig

Johnny Pierre circa 1966 Verdun, France I remember my first gig as if it took place yesterday.  In October of 1966.  I was 15 years old and playing in a trio that went by the name of US …Read more

ROCK & ROLL CARTOON FUNNIES!

When I was a kid I always looked forward to   reading the cartoons in the daily Newspapers.  The other day while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself  "Hey what if the Cartoon Funnies were all …Read more

Remembering Jeff Beck

I was shocked to learn that Jeff Beck, perhaps the greatest rock & roll guitarist of all, had passed away on Tuesday due to spinal meningitis.  I've always ranked Beck alongside my other favorite guitarist, Danny Gatton.  

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Rock & Roll Sunday Funnies!

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Sundays  & the cartoons in the Sunday Newspaper.  The other day while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself  "Hey what if the Sunday Funnies were …Read more

Faces in the Crowd: Big Daddy Tom Donahue

Today on the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog we celebrate the late great Big Daddy Tom Donahue (May 21, 1928 – April 28, 1975), who was a renowned American rock and roll radio disc jockey, …Read more

Rock & Roll Sunday Funnies

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Sundays  & the cartoons in the Sunday Newspaper.  The other day while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself  "Hey what if the Sunday Funnies were …Read more

Rock & Roll Sunday Funnies

When I was a kid I always looked forward to Sundays  & the cartoons in the Sunday Newspaper.  The other day while I was daydreaming, I thought to myself  "Hey what if the Sunday Funnies were …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1986 Concerts

Raising Hell Tour '86  RUN DMC  WHODINI  LL COOL J  Municipal Auditorium  Nashville, TN

"All Hell Breaks Loose at a Run-D.M.C. 'Raising Hell' Rap Concert in California: 'I am great--get it straight--that`s

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A Moment in Time: The US Festival 1982

Today we look back at The US Festival 1982!

 

STEVE WOZNIAK "Woodstock set the bar impossibly high for rock festivals. Ever since, people have expected nothing less than majesty and transcendence, although merely mind-blowing will …Read more