One of the greatest rock bands of all time, not to mention America’s most famous music magazine, as many know, both took their names from a song written and recorded in 1950 by blues icon Muddy Waters. The song of course was ‘Rollin’ Stone’. The band was the Rolling Stones and the magazine, Rolling Stone. On… Continue reading Muddy on Stones. Keith on Muddy.
American Thunder: How rock ‘n’ roll evolved. Part One. The first thunderous notes of the oldest of rock ‘n’ roll’s forerunners were hammered out by black musicians, on second-hand, often second-rate pianos called tin pans, in north-easternTexas, sometime around 1872. This new 1870s variety of popular piano music was just one of the musical strains that would… Continue reading When pianos thundered in Texas.