Stories abound in Rock ’n’ Roll history. Some true, some not so true. Others have become legends. Or myths, as the case may be…
Be it plane crashes, suicides, break ups, divorces, marriages, drugs, run-ins with the law, trashed hotel rooms, exploding drums, smashed guitars… well, you get the idea. Even those serendipitous moments that changed the course of music forever, like when John met Paul. And then, there are the major events, like festivals, important concerts, tours, television appearances, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions…
Yes, rock history is replete with interesting stories. Some are tragic, others comedic, some are nonsensical. Others just leave you scratching your head wondering “what were they thinking?” I admit, the list of stories and events included here will never be complete, but I hope they are entertaining in their own way.
If you have suggestions on stories or events to include, please leave a comment below. Thanks!
Feb. 3, 1959 – The Day The Music Died – Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens
April 4, 1964 – The Beatles Make Chart History – The Beatles
The Story Behind “Fun, Fun, Fun” – The Beach Boys
Smoking Bananas Hoax – Donovan
When Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees – Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees
The Beatles on Ed Sullivan – The Beatles
Who Bit Off A Bat’s Head On-stage – Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath