Category: Rock ‘n Roll News

Scotty Moore, guitarist on Elvis’s early hits, dies aged 84

from The Guardian |  Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died on Tuesday. He was 84....

/ June 29, 2016

Beatles Influences: Eddie Cochran (RIP) and Gene Vincent

Real Story Of Summertime Blues Accident Story via Beatlesarama Sources | Eddie Cochran, the man who wrote “Summertime Blues” and “C’mon Everybody,” was killed just before summertime in 1960 when the taxi carrying him from a show in Bristol, England, crashed en route...

/ June 20, 2016

Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough Dies

by Steve Marinucci | Henry McCullough, who was a member of Paul McCartney and Wings on the “Red Rose Speedway” album, and also played with Spooky Tooth and the Grease Band, and backed Joe Cocker, Donovan, Leon Russell, Ronnie Laine and others,...

/ June 14, 2016

The Links that Bind The Lottery and The Beatles

by Darwin Ross | The lottery has sort of been a permanent fixture in the lives of people who cling on to the hope of a life-changing conclusion. Some of them also see this as an entertainment outlet that gives...

/ June 10, 2016

Game-Changing ‘Paperback Writer’ Presaged ‘Revolver’

By Colin Fleming | Rolling Stone magazine | In the annals of Beatles singles, we have what we might think of as a game-starter in “Please Please Me,” a game-ender in something like “Let It Be,” and a host of game-changers, the most important...

/ May 31, 2016

Michael Nesmith Is “Thrilled” with The Monkees’ New Album, “Good Times!”

Here it is! The Monkees’ first studio album in 20 years, Good Times!, gets released today. The record, which celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary, features new contributions from surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, and also includes...

/ May 27, 2016