AUGUST 26 BIRTHDAYS 1941 – Chris Curtis (The Searchers – drums – “Needles and Pins”, “Love Potion #9″ – died 2005) 1948 – Valerie Simpson (Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”) 1949 – Bob Cowsill (Cowsills […]
Like most legendary rockers from the British Invasion, Eric Burdon and his then-band, the Animals, were profoundly influenced by Chuck Berry. Burdon says that Berry’s influence on him and his band took an unusual form, […]
Over the weekend, Keith Richards was a surprise guest at Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York City, joining Clapton for a pair of songs. Keith played guitar and sang lead on the blues […]
This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has been honoring Chuck Berry as part of its 17th Annual American Music Masters series. The celebration wraps up Saturday night (October 27) with a concert paying tribute to the man, featuring a diverse cast of artists including Rick Derringer, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, country music legend Merle Haggard, David Johansen of The New York Dolls (formerly known as Buster Poindexter), metal icon Lemmy, indie rocker M. Ward, Ronnie Hawkins (leader of The Hawks, who later became The Band), bluesman Joe Bonamassa and DMC from Run-DMC.
The album isn’t quite the same without hearing Dolenz’s stories behind the song choices. He shares a few in our sit-down session with him.
Chuck Berry has been honored by countless guitarists who came after him, but now he’ll be honored – once again – by the institution of rock’n'roll itself.
For the last week, we’ve been talking about singers who died far too young. For every rock star who leaves us too early, there’s another who defies the laws of time…and gravity! So, I’ve compiled […]
You’ll hear six of these on tonight’s Top 6 @ 6, but ten has such a nice ring to it, I decided to add four more for the blog. To all men and women of […]
In 1968, a record producer named Alan Lorber started hyping “the Bosstown Sound” as a marketing concept. Other American cities had their influential scenes — Detroit, Memphis, San Francisco — so why not Boston? The […]
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chuck Berry[/lastfm] is, no doubt, a rock & roll icon. Heck, he’s a rock & roll pioneer! So, erecting an 8 foot statue of Chuck in his hometown of St. Louis sounds like a […]