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On This day – Keith Moon

Tweet On this day in 1978 Keith Moon died. He overdosed on a drug called Heminevrin. Ironically this had been prescribed to help him over alcohol withdrawal symptoms. “Moon the Loon” joined The Who in 1964 after Doug Samden left and played on all their albums from “My Generation” (1865) to “Who Are You” released […]

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John Henry Hammond

Tweet John Hammond died on this day in 1987. JH was one of those people who were enormously influencial but often overlooked.  Often given credit where it was not deserved but denied the credit that was due to him. John Hammond was a record producer rather than a talent scout.  Back in the early ’30s […]

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Michael Jackson Why Wait ’till he’s Dead?

Tweet That MJ was a tremendous recording artist is beyond doubt, although popularity does not guarantee quality – just remember the Spice Girls phenomena. What really annoys me is that lots of people are going out and buying MJ records. Let me explain that a bit better. It is not that people are buying his […]

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Departed on this Day

Tweet Judy Garland died on this day in 1999 while Fredastaire died on this day 2 years earlier. OK so are you asking whether JG & FA are really “real rock” people?  Too right they are.  FA was obsessed with perfection but what made him real rock was his refusal to treat the audience as […]

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