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Rocky’s Rock Facts/ George Harrison

  • 2:12 pm Sunday, May 7th, 2017 by rockywbab

It was 36 years ago today May 7th, 1981 that George Harrison released his tribute to John Lennon, called “All Those Years Ago.” The song is notable for being the first record since the Beatles’ 1970 breakup to feature all three surviving group members, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. YES, A BEATLES REUNION!!!!

According to several sources, the song was originally taped the year before for inclusion on Ringo’s 1981 Stop And Smell The Roses album. Harrison had written the song with different lyrics for him to sing, with the song’s basic track featuring himself on guitar and Ringo [More]

Happy Birthday Bob Seger

  • 12:11 am Saturday, May 6th, 2017 by rockywbab

A great and sometimes overlooked American singer Bob Seger is having a birthday today, I saw Bob play at the Nassau Coliseum on September 8th of 1978, one of the best concerts I have been to. Night Moves had been a huge hit and Bob sold out the place. Bob is semi retired these days, but has left us with some great music.

Some live Bob Seger to celebrate his birthday!

Rocky’s Rock Facts/The Rolling Stones

  • 11:59 pm Friday, May 5th, 2017 by rockywbab

Today in 1965, in their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day.

The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed ‘Satisfaction’ in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

There have been several covers of the song!

DEVO – remember the first time you heard this?

OTIS REDDING – this is good!

JUNIOR WELLS

Kent State Shootings

  • 9:14 pm Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by rockywbab

It was on this day in 1970 that four young people were killed at Kent State in Ohio, they were unarmed. One of Long Islands young people was among the dead that day, so this blog is posted in their honor.

Their names were Jeffrey Glenn Miller, age 20, who was a Long Islander who grew up in Plainview, his friends Allison B. Krause, age 19, who was from Cleveland, William Schroeder, age 19, from Cincinnati and Sandra Lee Scheuer, age 20 from Youngstown, Ohio.

There have been many documentaries, studies and books written about that horrible day in American history, and a great song from Crosby, Stills, [More]

The Beatles – Something

  • 3:32 pm Monday, May 1st, 2017 by rockywbab

Rocky’s Rock Facts: Today in 1969, The Beatles recorded a re-make of the new George Harrison song ‘Something’ at Abbey Road Studios in London. They recorded 36 takes of the song, which included Billy Preston on piano. The track is featured on the Abbey Road album.

Here is a great listen, the Beatles in rehearsal playing the song.

And the George Harrison live version!

Dark Side of The Moon – two ways!

  • 9:14 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by rockywbab

Today in 1973, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon went to No.1 in the US. The album went on to enjoy a record-breaking 741 discontinuous weeks on the Billboard chart, and has now sold over 45 million copies world-wide. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks there, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006.

If you havent listened to the album from start to finish here is your chance, sit back, get comfortable, you may want to use headphones and enjoy! [More]

Stairway to Heaven/Backwards

  • 9:04 am Friday, April 28th, 2017 by rockywbab

Today in 1982, The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee heard testimony from “experts” who claimed that when Stairway To Heaven was played backwards, it contained the words: “I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there’s no escaping it. Here’s to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan.”

Here is the track they used and someones interpretation of what was said. Personally I don’t hear anything, do you?

The Eagles record Hell Freezes Over

  • 2:31 pm Monday, April 24th, 2017 by rockywbab

Th Eagles said they would never play again without Glenn Frey, but they are doing a few shows this summer, back in the day they said they would never reform, unless Hell Freezes Over, but on this day in 1994, they indeed got back together. The Eagles are a band that will never fully break up.

They played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit first got back together the previous December for the making of a Travis Tritt video of their song, [More]

Imagine, the band on the run.

  • 1:51 pm Sunday, April 16th, 2017 by rockywbab

Usually when I hear something called a mashup, I avoid it, because its usually terrible. I wanted to hate this, but I just couldn’t. I’ve played this so much that I have a hard time listening to the original songs now.

Take a few minutes and listen to this, it will make you wonder!

BTW, Lennon went on record saying that Band on the Run was his favorite Paul solo song!

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