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Classic Rock Almanac October 22, 2014


Today’s Question:  Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes turns 62 years old today (October 22nd).

Before assembling The Cars in 1976, Hawkes, singer-guitarist Ric Ocasek and bassist-singer Ben Orr were in a band that recorded one unsuccessful album before breaking up. 271 more words


This Day in Music History — October 21

1976 : Keith Moon plays what is to be his final show with The Who, a concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 83 more words

This Day In Music

Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick

I’ve never played a musical instrument, not even a recorder as a kid at school.  I always figured that the only thing I’d like to play was the drums.   244 more words

The Who - Who's Next (1971)

CSI Miami: both a heck of a show & a major argument against having cable TV.

You see I’ve enjoyed any & every episode I’ve seen but I can’t remember ever sitting down at home and watching it intentionally.  349 more words


Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, John Entwistle!

So before we get to the meat of this post, I’ll start off by saying that this week’s #tbt was damn tough to come up with, and as you’ll notice, not strictly “metal”-related. 400 more words


This Day in Music History — September 17

1967 : Keith Moon of The Who rigs his bass drum to explode at the end of “My Generation” during the group’s appearance on CBS-TV’s Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, but doesn’t realize that the stage crew had already set the charge. 141 more words

This Day In Music

Punk Rock Phantasm

*Authors Note: This is an excerpt from a longer work titled Letters from the Tomb*

Punk rock phantasm arrives on a spiked wave, a rainbow Mohawk glowing sevenfold in its path. 157 more words