Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kenny Loggins, the Dave Matthews Band and Tracy Chapman

Three amazing artists just outside of The Top 100 Artists of the Rock Era*.
Kenny Loggins (above) has been ranked in the elite group since the 1980's but has just recently fallen out.  Tracy Chapman made her strong run in the '80s while the Dave Matthews Band began in the '90s.

The tremendous talent evidenced by those three artists tells us that making it into The Top 100 Artists of the Rock Era* is extremely tough.  The musical spectacular begins Monday, February 6, the day after the Super Bowl, on Inside The Rock Era!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Date in Rock Music History: January 19

1957:  Democratic U.S. presidents all have their own superstars to invite to play at their inaugurations.  Pat Boone was the big star to sing at the presidential inauguration of Republican U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
1957:  "Since I Met You Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter remained #1 for a third week on the R&B chart.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This Date in Rock Music History: January 18

1956:  Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & the Comets became the first rock and roll album to enter the chart.  Nowadays some people think that rock and roll is something different than it really is.