Ringo Starr, legendary drummer for the Beatles, and a world-renowned advocate for peace, was born as Richard Starkey in Liverpool, England, on this date in 1940.
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.
The musical, is a sheer delight for lovers of the British band Queen in particular and of classic rock in general, with a little bit of anti-censorship, antifascist pop politics.
On Jan. 3, 1987, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admitted its first woman performer, Detroit legend Aretha Franklin.
The Rolling Stones may be sarcastic, misogynistic, and more than a little Jurassic, but they have come to define rock and roll.
"Twenty-four years to the day when John Lennon was shot and killed in front of his New York City apartment building, emerged from behind a seven-foot-high stack of amplifiers."