When Rock N Roll and Science collide.

It might surprise some of you that Rock N Roll and science can be, and indeed often are good bedfellows. Below are just a few examples. Eels. Eels an American rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. It is the father ofContinue reading “When Rock N Roll and Science collide.”

5 Forgotten 20th Century Guitar Tracks.

This a complete deviation from my usual heavy historical blogs. Every once in a while it is important to have something lighthearted to absorb. This list is completely based on my own choice , there is no science behind it. They are just 5 guitar tracks that I think have been forgotten. In no particularContinue reading “5 Forgotten 20th Century Guitar Tracks.”

Heartbreak Hotel.

I don’t think there isn’t one person on the planet who hasn’t heard of Elvis, the undisputed King of Rock N Roll. This is the story of his first ever number 1 hit “Heartbreak Hotel”. ‘Why do a story on just one song?’ I hear you say. The answer is easy, there are so manyContinue reading “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Peggy Sue became a plumber.

I could not call myself a genuine Music buff without looking back at the life of the subject of one of Rock N Roll’s most iconic songs, Peggy Sue. The very title of the song could have been different altogether, the song was originally called “Cindy Lou”, after Holly’s niece. But it was changed toContinue reading “Peggy Sue became a plumber.”

Michael Jackson, Eddie van Halen and a six pack ,oh, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Bowie.

Have one great musician come up with a cool tune is one thing, but have another great musician enhancing that tune is just something else. I don’t think there is any one on this planet who doesn’t know Michael Jackson’s classic album ‘Thriller”. The 3rd single from that album was ‘Beat It’  it includes oneContinue reading “Michael Jackson, Eddie van Halen and a six pack ,oh, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Bowie.”

Pink Kate Floyd

I was struggling to find a suitable and catchy title for this blog, in order to avoid any juvenile remarks or giggling(I include myself) However I think I succeeded. Now before you all go telling me that Kate Bush was never a member of Pink Floyd, you are absolutely right. But it could be arguedContinue reading “Pink Kate Floyd”

Rock songs by Non-Rock artists

It was 1982, I was a young teenager and I was experimenting with all sorts of music. Although I had already developed a taste for Rock music it was a lady dressed in black leather that sealed the deal for me. The second I saw Joan Jett waking up to that Julebox in “I loveContinue reading “Rock songs by Non-Rock artists”

Funky Claude was running in and out.

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is one of if not ‘the’ most iconic Rock anthems of all times, from the 1st nano second it starts you know what song it is. First the Guitar riff, followed by the Hi Hat, then the drums and the pounding bass, It just doesn’t get better thenContinue reading “Funky Claude was running in and out.”

Bon Scott-Let there be Rock

In the beginning Back in nineteen fifty-five Man didn’t know about a rock ‘n’ roll show And all that jive. The above line is the start of the AC/DC classic let there be Rock. The whole song is basically a history lesson in Rock N Roll, brought to us by the one and only BonContinue reading “Bon Scott-Let there be Rock”

Sister Rosetta Tharpe-Hail,Hail Rock N Roll.

I hang my head in shame. For decades I have been boasting about my knowledge of all things music, and especially rock music,when suddenly it hits me like a wet fish in the face, I KNOW NOTHING. Well that might be too harsh but the fact is I had never heard of one of theContinue reading “Sister Rosetta Tharpe-Hail,Hail Rock N Roll.”