Tag Archives: Anniversary

RIP Eric Roche ~ 1967–2005

September 6th, 2011 marks the sixth anniversary of the sad passing of Eric Roche who died after a battle with throat cancer in 2005. I first saw Eric perform during a music trade show clinic, circa 2003, but had known … Continue reading

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Rockin’ All Over The Web – Google pay tribute to Les Paul with interactive doodle

Yesterday Google commemorated the 96th birthday of the legendary guitarist, inventor and musical pioneer, Les Paul with a quirky Google Doodle on the homepage of their http://www.google.com website. News of the doodle spread quickly and blog posts popped up from … Continue reading

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Honorary Google Doodle Marks Les Paul’s 96th Birthday

Google have long been known for their quirky search engine doodles to commemorate historic dates or people – see this video montage of the best of them here, incl. Leonardo Da Vinci, Sherlock Holmes and aliens to name just a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Frank!

The multitalented musical genius that was Frank Zappa would have turned 70 years old today (DOB: December 21st 1940) but unfortunately Frank died on December 4th 1993, succumbing to a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. Zappa achieved a lot of … Continue reading

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John Lennon ~ 70th Birthday

Although John Lennon may not be remembered for being a legend of the guitar he certainly did contribute to elevating rock and pop to new levels. The Beatles revolutionised pop music with their blend of new recording techniques and use … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix ~ RIP (1942-1970)

On September 18th 1970 the music world lost yet another guitar legend – Jimi Hendrix. Jimi died, aged 27, in the flat of his girlfriend, Monika Dannemann, in Notting Hill, London. Wonders will never cease about what musical delights Jimi would have created … Continue reading

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Stevie Ray Vaughan ~ RIP (1954 – 1990)

Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) “On August 26, 1990, a sold out concert of 30,000 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, featured an encore jam with Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan … Continue reading

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