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Contribute to the historical moments of rock.

Starting March 1, each weekend we can all celebrate the legends of rock by adding content about them or just enjoying what others put up.

Starting the weekend of March 1 ( Friday is a weekend day eh?):

The Who
Rory Gallagher
Lou Reed
The first rock n roll record ever.
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Cool down stop acting crazy
Put away that gun
This part is simple
Try to recognize
What is in your mind
God help us
Help us lose our minds
These slippery people
Help us understand
What's the matter with him

Join the new channel as G+ dies

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When I started this collection the aim was to keep the music and the stories behind the music and how it came to be, alive.

Google+ is closing as we know and it's time to find another place for this collection.

Slowly but surely it'll move to this link.

In this version, you'll be able to add your own stories of the music of the legends so together we can all keep it alive.

Long Live Classic Rock!

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More than 120 of Gilmour’s instruments will be auctioned through Christie’s in June.


Comprising more than 120 guitars, the auction focuses on a selection of Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters. The sale will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of guitars to be offered at auction.

“These guitars, they’ve given so much to me,” Gilmour says in the video. “It’s time for them to move on to other people who hopefully will find joy and perhaps create something new.”

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I'm pretty sure you've got something more to say from in that head of yours.
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say
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Shooting Star tells the story of young boy who grows up to be a rock star, but succumbs to rock and roll excess and dies of a drug overdose. According to Bad Company lead singer Paul Rodgers, who wrote it, the song is a warning. He wrote it about the casualties of the music business; people like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin as well as others who didn't make it.

An eerie parallel to the character in this song is Paul Kossoff, who was Paul Rodgers' bandmate in the group Free. Kossoff died of a heroin overdose in 1976, a year after this was released. The guitarist was just 25 years old when he died.

In a Songfacts interview with Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, he said, "It was a sort of homage to the pitfalls of being in the rock world. You can let the success go to your head and you can get strung out and you can die. It's very, very simple. And, unfortunately, it's happening with alarming frequency to this day. Addiction will always be with us. But 'Shooting Star' was based on a composite of musicians."
The album was recorded at Clearwell Castle in Wales, near the border with England. Ron Nevison, the band's engineer, made the arrangements. "It was a gothic castle that was opened in the summer for tourists, but in the wintertime, it was closed up and they just rented it out to rock bands to rehearse in," Nevison told Songfacts. "But where you can rehearse, you can record. So, I went up to have a look at it, and I said, 'Yeah, this would be great.'"


The tape machines and other recording gear were in a mobile recording studio parked outside - the same unit used to record Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti and The Who's Quadrophenia.

Johnny told his mama
Hey, Mama, I'm going away
I'm gonna hit the big time
Gonna be a big star someday

Momma came to the door
With a teardrop in her eye
Johnny said "Don't cry Momma,
Smile and wave goodbye."

Don't you know

Don't you know
That you are a shooting star,(don't you know, don't you know)
Don't you know that you are
A shooting star
And all the world will love you
Just as long, as long as you are?

Johnny made a record
Went straight up to number one
Suddenly everyone loved to hear him sing his song
Watching the world go by
Surprising it goes so fast
Johnny looked around him
And said "Well I made the big time at last."

Don't you know
That you are a shooting star,(don't you know, don't you know)
Don't you know that you are
A shooting star
And all the world will love you
Just as long, as long as you are?

A shooting star

Don't you know
That you are a shooting star,(don't you know, don't you know)
Don't you know that you are
A shooting star
And all the world will love you
Just as long, as long as you are?

Johnny died one night
Died in his bed
Bottle of whiskey, sleeping tablets
By his head

Johnny's life passed him
By like a warm summer day
If you listen to the wind
You can still hear him play

Source songfacts.com

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Van Morrison recorded Wonderful Remark in 1969, which was a transitional time for the singer, as he had recently gotten married and moved to Woodstock, New York.

Morrison has said that his Woodstock experience was an influence on this song - he moved there for the creative ambiance (Bob Dylan lived there), but grew weary of the town after meeting folks he felt were disingenuous.
What is the "wonderful remark" that Morrison sings about here? In his book Small Town Talk, Barney Hoskyns explores the possibility that it came out of an incident that happened between Morrison and Albert Grossman. In 1969, word went out that Grossman wanted to manage Morrison, so the Irishman went to his house to demo some songs. After listening to the tunes, Grossman simply replied, "Burn it" - that's the "wonderful remark."

At that time, Grossman was the major moving force of the town Woodstock and the music scene that had developed there. The story certainly seems to fit with lyrics such as:

How can your empty laughter
Fill a room like our with joy?
When you're only playing with us
Like a child does a toy?

Morrison's first effort to record the song came at his Moondance session in 1969. Nothing came of it, so he recorded it again in 1972 during sessions for Saint Dominic's Preview. This 8-minute version also went unreleased, and the song remained unheard until Robbie Robertson (of The Band) asked Morrison to contribute a song to the movie The King of Comedy, for which Robertson was working on the soundtrack.

The film stars Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis, and was directed by Martin Scorsese, a huge Van Morrison fan. Robertson wanted Morrison to do a poignant track for the end of the film, but they had trouble finding one. After a while, Morrison sang some lines from the unreleased "Wonderful Remark," and that's what they decided to use. They started recording a new version of the song with Robertson on guitar and a group of session men including Jim Keltner on drums and Nicky Hopkins on organ. They couldn't get the right mood and had to stop when a storm knocked out power to the studio. The next day, Morrison had a clear direction in mind, and they got the sound they were looking for.

This version was featured in the film and included on the soundtrack. Scorsese was thrilled with it; Robertson explained in an interview with BAM, "Marty loved how the song worked in the end, how it embraced the DeNiro character and how it also put him down at the same time. It comes down on violence and it comes down on insanity."

Source https://www.songfacts.com/facts/van-morrison/wonderful-remark

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Amy Jade Winehouse was born in Southgate, north London to a Jewish family. Her father Mitch was a double-glazing salesman who later became a taxi driver and her mother Janis, is a pharmacist. They separated when Amy was nine.

Amy grew up listening to her father's Jazz albums, and her grandmother was once engaged to the English Jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz club owner, Ronnie Scott. She also came under the influence from an early age of her uncles who were professional Jazz players.

At the age of ten, Amy founded a short-lived rap group called Sweet 'n' Sour with childhood friend Juliette Ashby.

Amy caught the performing bug early, and by the age of eight she was attending the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School. She later was a pupil at the Sylvia Young theatre school in central London, from which she was asked to leave because she was disrupting lessons and "not applying herself." Amy then had a short spell at the Brit School in Croydon, south London.

Amy made her first television appearance in 1997 when with other children from the Sylvia Young School, she appeared in an episode of the BBC comedy sketch series The Fast Show.

Amy's rebellious instincts began to surface in her mid-teens. By the age of 16, she had acquired her first tattoo and was smoking cannabis.

She received her first guitar when she was 13, and began writing music a year later. Winehouse's significant break came at 16, when a former boyfriend, soul hopeful Tyler James, sent a tape of her singing with a Jazz band to his A&R manager. It led to a contract with the Island/Universal record label and a publishing deal with EMI.

Winehouse's greatest musical love was 1960s girl groups. Her stylist Alex Foden borrowed her beehive hairdo and her Cleopatra makeup from groups like The Ronettes.

Winehouse's debut album, the jazz-infused Frank, was released on October 20, 2003. It received generally positive reviews from most music critics and earned Winehouse several accolades, including an Ivor Novello Award for the first single "Stronger Than Me."

Winehouse's second album Back To Black, was released on October 4, 2006. Most of the songs were inspired by her relationship and break up with her then boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil. They later got together again and got married at a secret ceremony in Miami in May 2007. The relationship ended when Fielder-Civil received a jail sentence of 27 months the following July.

Back To Black earned Winehouse a succession of awards, most notably five Grammies including three of the "Big Four": Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It was the biggest-selling album of 2007 worldwide, with over 5.5 million copies sold that year, topping the charts in 18 countries. In the United Kingdom it was the third biggest seller of the 2000s.

Winehouse battled drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and self-destructive behaviours throughout her career. After the success of Back To Black her problems with substance abuse became regular tabloid news until her death. Typically forthright, she drew attention to her alcohol problems in Back to Black's first single, "Rehab," which became her signature song.

Winehouse's last public appearance took place at Camden's Roundhouse, London on July 20, 2011, when she made a surprise guest appearance on stage to support her goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield. Video footage shows Amy shimming and coaxing cheers from the audience, as her goddaughter sings "Mama Said."

Winehouse was found dead on July 23, 2011, at her home in London. She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. In October, the coroner reported that her death was caused by alcohol poisoning, with her blood-alcohol level 5 times over the legal driving limit at the time of her death.
In a 2017 Billboard interview, Bob Dylan was asked if he was a fan of Amy Winehouse. "Yeah, absolutely," he answered. "She was the last real individualist around."

Source https://www.songfacts.com/facts/amy-winehouse

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If the truth you tell was that it was all made up... Are you a liar?

Bruce Springsteen's life.
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