A blog about all things rock ‘n roll. From the latest news to classic bands and everything in between, we love it all!
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985. The band’s primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group’s manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Since Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as the band’s bassist. The Stones have not had an official keyboardist since 1963; however, they have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche (1965–1971), Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Billy Preston (1971–1981) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present).
The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964. They were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. They were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll, and of changing the worldwide focus of blues culture from the United States to Britain. Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, they started creating new styles for pop music by adding elements of British folk music, American R&B and country & western into their melting pot of musical influences. They also incorporated classical elements on their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request which led to their moniker “the World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band”. By 1972 they hadPSex become internationally famous with hits such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Paint It Black”, “Let’s Spend The Night Together” as well as their cover versions of recent hits such as Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” – which managed to eclipse Dylan himself on Billboard magazine charts – Bobby Womack’s “It’s All Over Now” and Larry Williams’versionAs Low As You Of “She Said Yeah”.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, their sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways that led to their popularity expanding well beyond their homeland.
During their early years, the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core lineup of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr locked into place for the band’s final four years after Sutcliffe’s death from a brain hemorrhage in 1962.
In 1966, the Beatles retired from touring after Ringo Starr was hospitalized with tonsillitis. During this time they recorded Revolver (1966), considered by many critics to be among the greatest albums of all time; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), which became US number one for fifteen weeks and UK number one for seventeen weeks; The Beatles (1968), often known as The White Album; and Abbey Road (1969). After a final album Get Back released in 1970 as Let It Be originally intended, they formally disbanded in April 1970. Their break-up was confirmed when Paul McCartney announced his departure on 10 April 1970 through a press release titled “The Beatles – Past Masters Volume Two”, followed by Ringo Starr’s announcement on 11 April that he had left the group two weeks previously.
The Who is one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. Formed in the 1960s, they released a string of classic albums and singles that defined a generation. Over the years, they’ve continued to evolve and experiment with their sound, always staying true to their roots in rock ‘n’ roll. In this blog, we’ll explore the history and music of The Who, and why we love them so much.
Welcome to our blog about Led Zeppelin! We’ll be sharing news, reviews, interviews, and anything else we can find on one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering them for the first time, we hope you’ll enjoy reading and learning more about this legendary group.
Welcome to It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, But We Love It, a blog about Pink Floyd! We’ll be discussing everything from their early days as a psychedelic rock band to their later work as a progressive rock band. We’ll also be looking at their influence on other bands and musicians, and how they’ve maintained their popularity over the years.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were one of the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and stage antics. After Morrison’s death in 1971 at the age of 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.
The Doors are often considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them 41st on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Jimi Hendrix is one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of rock music, and his impact is still felt today. Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, on November 27, 1942. He began playing guitar at the age of 15, and by the time he was 20, he was a member of the rock band The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The band released its first album, Are You Experienced?, in 1967, and it quickly became one of the most popular albums in rock history.
Hendrix’s unique style of playing combined elements of blues, jazz, and funk with psychedelic rock. His virtuoso performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 made him an international star. He went on to release a series of successful albums including Axis: Bold as Love (1967) and Electric Ladyland (1968). Hendrix’s career was cut short when he died of a drug overdose on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.
Janis Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful vocals and her bluesy, psychedelic style. Her most popular songs include “Piece of My Heart,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and “Mercedes Benz.” Joplin died of a drug overdose at the age of 27, but her brief career left a lasting impression on the music world.
The Grateful Dead
Most bands have a few great songs, but the Grateful Dead were different. They were a band that was all about the journey, not the destination. Their long, improvised jams took fans on a trip every time they saw them live, and no two shows were ever the same.
The Grateful Dead built up a loyal following of “Deadheads” who would follow them from town to town, seeing multiple shows on each tour. For many fans, the live experience was more important than anything else, and the band’s studio albums only captured a fraction of what made them special.
In this blog, we’ll explore the music of the Grateful Dead and all the different ways it can touch our lives. We’ll also interview some of their biggest fans to find out what keeps them coming back for more. So whether you’re a casual fan or a diehard Deadhead, we hope you’ll find something here that makes you love this amazing band even more.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, But We Love It is a blog dedicated to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. We cover everything from their music to their recent reunion tour. We also have a wide variety of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young merchandise for sale in our online store.