Hi! I’m Cade and I’d like to welcome you to Rock ‘N’ Roll Music History. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I was born on February 3, 1960, exactly a year after “The Day The Music Died,” which was the day Buddy Holly was tragically killed in a plane crash, along with The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Somehow, I’ve always felt connected to them.
Don McLean’s “American Pie” was the first record I ever purchased. I remember riding my bike to the downtown area of our little town. There was a store there that sold furniture in the front; in the back area was the electronics section, with tv’s and record players. Off to one side was a rack with the latest records, and it was there I found “American Pie”, picture sleeve and all. I think I paid $0.75. Well, that was the day my obsession with music truly began. More records followed, starting a hobby that has continued off and on until this day.
At first, all I cared about were the records and the music. Eventually, I broadened my interest to the musicians themselves and their stories, both funny and tragic. Over time, my fascination with music expanded to include not only Rock ‘N’ Roll, but the music and artists that influenced them. A love for Elvis and The Beatles grew to include the likes of Robert Johnson and Hank Williams. What I want to bring to you is a bit of all of this – records, musicians, and the men and women who laid the foundations for all who followed. Look for discographies, artist biographies, and stories of all types.
I hope you enjoy the information I provide. I know I’ll enjoy bringing it to you.