Happy Birthday Brian Wilson

Happy 70th birthday to musical genius Brian Wilson!  He is without a doubt one of the greatest American composers of popular music in the rock era. Between 1963 and 1965, he wrote and produced nine Beach Boys albums and 16 singles, and in 1966 he unleashed the brilliant Pet Sounds, an album rightfully considered as one of the greatest…

Happy Birthday to His Purpleness!

June 7, 1958 marks the birthdate of Prince Rogers Nelson, also known as Prince, , The Artist or The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. This man is hands down one of the greatest artists of all time. I can’t think of another musician who effortlessly fuses rock, R&B, soul, folk, jazz and funk. Questlove explains it perfectly…

Today in Rock and Roll history

June 6,1965.  The Rolling Stones released “Satisfaction” and one of rock’s most recognizable riffs, which came to Keith Richards in a dream. “I woke up in the middle of the night. There was a cassette recorder next to the bed and an acoustic guitar,” Richards told Rolling Stone. “The next morning when I woke up, the tape had gone…