New CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases




Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for the Crickets, dies aged 74

Written by admin on February 8, 2015 – 7:32 am -

Joe B. Mauldin, the bassist for Buddy Holly’s Crickets, died on Saturday morning (Feb 7th) in Nashville. He was 74.

Buddy Holly and the CricketsJerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Joe B. Mauldin (top to bottom)

Read more »


Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Obituaries, Rock 'n' roll | No Comments »


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Class of 2012

Written by admin on April 15, 2012 – 10:37 am -

Cleveland rocked last night as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2012.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 inductees

Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in American Rock, Awards, British Invasion, Folk, Rock 'n' roll | No Comments »


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct six classic backing groups

Written by admin on February 10, 2012 – 10:10 pm -

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Six classic backing groups, including The Crickets and The Miracles, have been added to the list of performers who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Awards, Motown, Rock 'n' roll, Soul | No Comments »


Song of the Week #70 – “That’ll Be The Day”

Written by admin on September 5, 2011 – 10:48 am -

Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly’s rock ‘n’ roll classic “That’ll Be The Day” has been selected as Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons to mark what would have been the late star’s 75th birthday on September 7.

Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Rock 'n' roll, Song of the Week | No Comments »


Origins of band names

Written by admin on May 3, 2010 – 7:01 am -

We become so familiar with the names of top bands and artists that it’s hard to imagine them being called anything else. It just has to be The Beatles who recorded Rubber Soul or Creedence Clearwater Revival who saw the Bad Moon Rising! But what makes a good band name and where do the ideas come from? Read on to find out how some of the biggest bands and artists chose their names.

Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in 60s pop, American Rock, British Invasion, General | No Comments »