Led Zeppelin: Out on the Tiles

Happy birthday John Bonham! He would be 72 today had he not died tragically back in 1980. Easily one of the top ten drummers of all time, Bonham drove Led Zeppelin with advanced drumming techniques. Zeppelin’s big hits include, but aren’t limited to, Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, Immigrant Song and Ramble on. Bonham’s drums areContinue reading “Led Zeppelin: Out on the Tiles”

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Wrote a Song For Everyone

Happy birthday John Fogerty! Today’s pearl comes from none other than Creedence Clearwater Revival, an American band hailing from San Francisco. Despite their Pacific roots, they played music rooted in the deep south, invoking bayous and catfish, as well as some political issues surrounding the Vietnam War. Their big hits are Proud Mary, Bad MoonContinue reading “Creedence Clearwater Revival: Wrote a Song For Everyone”

Fleetwood Mac: Gold Dust Woman

In honor of Stevie Nicks’ birthday, today’s rock pearl comes from Fleetwood Mac’s second album, Rumours. Fleetwood Mac is perhaps best known for Landslide, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, and Rhiannon, to name a few. Out of a somewhat chaotic existence and the ousting of members, artistic differences and scathing love affairs came someContinue reading “Fleetwood Mac: Gold Dust Woman”

Kansas: Belexes

In honor of Robby Steinhardt’s birthday, today’s Rock Pearl comes from Kansas’ self-titled debut album. Kansas is a progressive rock band hailing from, you guessed it, Kansas, more specifically Topeka (though Steinhardt was one of the few original members who was not from Topeka). With hit songs like Carry on my Wayward Son, Dust inContinue reading “Kansas: Belexes”

The Traveling Wilburys: Handle With Care

The perfect band to introduce the mission of this site, the Traveling Wilburys were a “supergroup” formed in 1988 and consisted of five legendary rock artists. George Harrison of The Beatles brought together Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne. They quickly recorded an album in a matter of a few weeks afterContinue reading “The Traveling Wilburys: Handle With Care”