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This Day In Rock!

Remembering Marc Bolan of T. Rex

Remembering Marc Bolan of T. Rex

Today’s Rock Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to a trio of awesome Rockers! 68 today… Ron Blair, original bass player for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for their first 5 albums… He re-joined the band in 2002. Also 68 today, Kenney Jones – Legendary drummer for The Faces with Rod Stewart and Small Faces before that… (Remember “Itchycoo Park’s” cool drum track?)  But he’s most remembered for taking on the tough gig of replacing Keith Moon in The Who in 1979. Dave “The Snake” Sabo – Lead guitarist for Skid Row is 52… Was also in his good friend Jon Bon Jovi’s first band in New Jersey. The King of the Blues – BB King would have been 91 today… After an amazing life, he passed just last year.  He sadly widowed about 25 guitars named “Lucille”…  

On This Day…

Rock & Roll Birthday Remembrances…

Today we remember 3 relatively unsung Rock Heroes that have left us… Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – Singer, “thing-shaker & stuff-banger” and founding member of The Grateful Dead…  Would have been 71 today.  We lost him in ’73. Kelly Groucutt was the longtime bass player for Electric Light Orchestra through their Classic Period… He also would have been 71.  He died of a heart attack in 2009. Benjamin Orr… bass player and co-lead singer with The Cars would have been 69 today.  He spent his final years here in Atlanta while fighting cancer. He lost his battle in 2000.  He sang lead on their most popular songs including “Just What I Needed”, “Let’s Go”, “Moving In Stereo”, “Candy-O” and more…  Check out the video from his most famous vocal… “Drive” by The Cars.  

One Hell of a ROCK Guitarist… Prince Rogers Nelson.

It’s an understatement to say that 2016 has been a bad year for Rock.  Now Prince is gone. I’m going to venture to say that, since his “Piano & Microphone” tour was announced and launched pretty much out of the blue… I’m wondering if his recent health issues were more than just “The Flu”, and did he know that he only had a short time left with us? Could this simple tour have been a conscious farewell like that of David Bowie? I hope you had the chance to see this amazing legend perform in some capacity.  The show here at the Fox last Thursday was phenomenal, and now, legendary, as it was his last concert. This video showcases his rock chops better than any I’ve seen… From the Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2004… Prince takes the guitar solo in the last half of this… and owns it.  As he did with ANY stage he walked onto.      

Angus Young joins Guns ‘N’ Roses…

Check out Angus Young jamming with the new singer for AC/DC this past weekend at Coachella Festival.

Click the link to watch it really happen!

Cheers.

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http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/video-acdcs-angus-young-joins-guns-n-roses-on-stage-at-coachella-valley-music-and-arts-festival/

Motley Crue “Cage match”

Vince Neil of Motley Crue and actor Nicholas Cage get into it in Vegas..

That is all i need to say, the video tells the story!

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/vince-neil-nicolas-cage-fight/

  

It’s Official, Atlanta!

Wednesday, July 27th at the Georgia Dome!

Tickets on sale Next Friday… BUT… We have your FREE tickets all next week in the River Ticket Vault!

 

 

 

 

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