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Doug Sandom

  • 12:32 pm Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by rockywbab
INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image was digitally altered.) Musicians Pete Townshend (L) and Roger Daltrey of The Who perform onstage during Desert Trip at The Empire Polo Club on October 16, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip)

Who is Doug Sandom? Rock and Roll is full of stories like this, Doug along with Pete Best, Henry Padavoni (original Police guitarist) and Traci Guns who formed a band with Axl Rose you may have heard of. These men were members of a famous band BEFORE they were famous and left or were fired.

This is the story of Doug Sandom, who was the drummer with members of The Who….all of them.

Doug Sandom, who is 86 years old is an English drummer who was the [More]

Stairway to Heaven

  • 12:54 am Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by rockywbab
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant pose for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

It took Jimmy Page and Robert Plant less time to write the song, than Stairway To Heaven takes to play. They needed one last song for the album, that means one of the most iconic songs in rock history, was filler. The song is played across the world on classic rock radio everyday and will remain as a rock classic. Here in this clip Jimmy Page sits and listens and tells the story of Stairway to Heaven.

Paul McCartney Instumental Album

  • 5:04 pm Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by rockywbab
(FILES) British rock legend Paul McCartney performs at halftime of Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. Beatles legend Paul McCartney has had a secret heart operation, British media reports said 02 January 2008. The 65-year-old underwent a coronary angioplasty, a procedure which opens up the arteries to allow greater blood-flow, after complaining of feeling unwell, said the Sun daily.  AFP PHOTO FILES / Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Did you know that back in 1971, Paul McCartney recorded an instrumental version of his just-released album  RAM. Made under the name Percy Thrillington, and simply titled Thrillington, the record didn’t see release until six years later.  Nobody knew it was McCartney. And the thing is, he didn’t want them to know and wouldn’t admit that it was his work until two decades later, when he told an interviewer in 1989 that the project was indeed his.

Ram, which was released in May 1971 and credited to Paul and Linda McCartney, included his [More]

Playboy: Nude photos are back

  • 1:22 am Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by rockywbab

Time to dust off the old excuse of “I read it for the articles.”

Playboy is reversing its stance and is including nude photos in its magazine once again. This follows the surprising announcement in October 2015 that it would be eliminating nude photography altogether. Cooper Hefner, the magazine’s chief creative officer and son of founder Hugh Hefner, tweeted the news on Monday saying it was “a mistake” to remove nudes from the magazine. The news comes a year after Playboy debuted its first issue without nude photos.

“I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity [More]

The WHO – Live at Leeds

  • 1:12 am Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by rockywbab
The Who pose for a press call, July 1971, Surrey, United Kingdom, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Today in 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming ‘Live At Leeds’ album. Since its initial reception, Live at Leeds has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time. In 2003, it was ranked number 170 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[27] The venue at which it was recorded, the University Refectory, was named a national landmark. In 2006, over 36 years after the original concert, the Who returned to perform at the Refectory. Happy Anniversary, Live at Leeds!

This [More]

The Police first recording

  • 6:01 pm Sunday, February 12th, 2017 by rockywbab
(L-R) Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers and Sting of the Police pose for a group portrait on 22nd June 1979 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

Today in 1977 The Police recorded their first single in London at Pathway Studios, the song was called Fallout and the total bill for the recording was $233 dollars. The band consisted of Stewart Copeland, Sting, and Henry Padovani. Three years later they (minus Henry) would be one of the biggest bands in the world.

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This is that first single, which I still to this day love!

Valentines Day Ideas!

  • 8:57 pm Friday, February 10th, 2017 by rockywbab
Young Boy Delivering Large Valentine to Young Girl Wearing Red Dress

This weekend many of us will be going to the store and buying Valentines Day gifts, I found this list and I thought that some of these things were cool, although some were really cheesy!

11. Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room floor.

12. Privacy and weather permitting, watch a romantic movie on your deck or patio.

13. If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.

14. Make a meal with symbols of love. Examples: Write I love you with [More]

Spinal Tap

  • 10:10 pm Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by rockywbab
(L-R) Actors Michael McKeon, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest attend the world premiere of 'This Is Spinal Tap' on September 5, 2000 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

The three members of Spinal Tap and the director of the 1984 movie about the fictional band are involved in a very real lawsuit against the media company Vivendi.

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner have joined an earlier suit filed by Harry Shearer that claims Vivendi and StudioCanal have denied them profits from the 1984 rockumentary.

The amended lawsuit was filed in California federal court yesterday. Shearer filed a fraud and contract-breach lawsuit last October. The original damages set at $125 million have been increased to $400 million.

The three actors, along with director Reiner, state they were given only $81 in merchandising income and [More]

My Generation

  • 3:51 pm Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by rockywbab
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  (L-R) Roger Dalltry and Pete Townsend of The Who perform as headlining act on the Pyramid stage on the last night of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2015 in Glastonbury, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Redferns via Getty Images)

When the Who were recording My Generation John Entwhistle used a newly available Danelectro bass, and kept breaking bass strings during the solo. Since replacement strings were not yet available, he had to go out a buy a new bass to be able to get the full set, he bought three basses that week.

This is a take on that song that I think will make you laugh, its by a group called The Zimmers, who average age is 80 plus, making them one of the worlds oldest bands. This is their version of My Generation.

And here is The Who at Woodstock [More]

National Bagel Day

  • 3:38 pm Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by rockywbab
MALATYA, TURKEY - DECEMBER 14: A bagel seller is seen as heavy snowfall hits Malatya province of Turkey on December 14, 2016.  (Photo by Emrah Gokmen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Today should be a holiday on Long Island, because there is nothing like a warm Long Island bagel on a day like today. Tell me on Facebook or Twitter what your favorite bagel combination is. Where is the best bagel shop near you? For those of you who live far away, and want to see a behind the scenes look at a New York Bagel shop, check this out!

And for those of you looking for an ear worm song, I think you will like this!

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