* Milestone! The Eagles' Greatest Hits, 1971- 1975 is now the #1 Selling Album of all time! It passed Michael Jackson's Thriller selling 38X platinum. 8/20/18
Legends We'll Miss:
2019: March - Goodbye to Peter Tork of the Monkees. He'll be missed. 2018: 8/24: Loss of one of the greatest guitarists, Ed King, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, co-writer of Sweet Home Alabama, former member of Strawberry Alarm Clock, dead at 68. 8/16 - One of the best voices of all time! Aretha Franklin dies at age 76. 1/4: Goodbye to Ray Thomas, lead vocalist of The Moody Blues 2017: 1/24: Butch Trucks, drummer/co-founder of the Allman Bros. band, dead at 69. 5/28 - And goodbye to Gregg Allman. 8/8: Goodbye to the Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell. 10/2 - A legend is gone. Tom Petty dead at 66. 10/5 - We lost Skip Haynes, writer of Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah. 11/18 - Gone is Malcolm Young of AC/DC. 11/21- Sad loss of David Cassidy (Partridge Family.) Jan. 2016 has been a terrible month for rock losses: We'll miss legend David Bowie, who died Jan. 10, and Dale Griffin, Mott the Hoople drummer, Jan. 17; Eagles founder/guitarist Glenn Frey, who died Jan. 18. RIP Jan. 28 - Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane. April 21 - Another legend gone: Prince dies at age 57. Nov 13 - Goodbye to old favorite Leon Russell. - Dec. 25: George Michael of Wham. Jan. 2016 has been a terrible month for rock losses: We'll miss legend David Bowie, who died Jan. 10, and Dale Griffin, Mott the Hoople drummer, Jan. 17; Eagles founder/guitarist Glenn Frey, who died Jan. 18. RIP Jan. 28 - Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane. April 21 - Another legend gone: Prince dies at age 57. Nov 13 - Goodbye to old favorite Leon Russell. - Dec. 25: George Michael of Wham.
Today in Rock History: * HAPPY BIRTHDAY! August 20 - Happy 70th birthday to legend Robert Plant! June 18 - Sir Paul McCartney and Blake Shelton! * Congrats to Ringo Starr, now Sir Richard Starkey, recently knighted by Prince William. * Congrats to the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, The Cars, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, Judas Priest Dec. 17, 2015 - Congrats to Steve Miller, Chicago, Cheap Trick and Deep Purple - 2016 Inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Dec. 16, 2015 - Remembering a great talent gone too soon in 2007 - Dan Fogelberg. More Milestones:August, 2015 - 25th anniversary of release of Dan Fogelberg's The Wild Places. Great album! March 18, 2015 - Andy Fraser, co-writer for Free's "All Right Now" dies. March 17, 2015 - Mike Porcaro, bass player for Toto dies. Feb. 16, 2015 - "It's My Party, I'll Cry if I Want To" - Lesley Gore dies. "Cry Me a River." Dec. 22, 2014 - Joe Cocker dead at 70. Dec 8, 1980 - 34th anniversary of John Lennon's murder. RIP Casey Kasem - June 15, 2014 ,The voice of American Top 40
Amar Bose, legendary acoustic engineer and founder of Bose Corporation died July 12, 2013 at 83. May 20, 2013 RIP Ray Manzarek of The DoorsCo-founder and keyboardist of The Doorsdies March, 2013: 40th Anniversary! Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON hits 40-year mark! May 2012Gone too Soon! Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Disco Queen Donna Summer. April 18, 2012 RIP Dick Clark, founder of American Bandstand, dead at 82. Feb. 29, 2012: So many losses so soon! Davy Jones of The Monkees dead of a heart attack at 66. Feb. 11, 2012: Rest in Peace, Whitney Houston.