Rock & Roll Heaven: Keith Moon

Moon at the drums on stage with The Who in London, England during a March, 1977 concert   The legendary rock band known as The Who had originally evolved out of a band known as the Detours, which featured three members who would become well-known to music fans over the coming years and decades Roger … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Keith Moon

Rock & Roll Heaven: Chris Cornell

  After a nearly seven year break, this piece marks the return of my "Rock & Roll Heaven" series, which began nine years ago. It was originally intended to be a week-long mini-series of articles. That first week included pieces on Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchence, and Jim Morrison. However, I also offered that … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Chris Cornell

Rock & Roll Heaven: Ty Longley

Members of Great White perform tribute to Ty Longley   Seven years ago tonight one of the greatest tragedies in music history happened. At about 11:05pm on what was a Thursday night, the band 'Great White' took the stage at a Rhode Island club known as 'The Station' and began to play the opening strains … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Ty Longley

Rock & Roll Heaven: Karen Carpenter

  Karen Carpenter at the White House in 1972 (Photo: Robert L. Knudsen via Wiki Commons) On February 4th, 1983, one of the most beautiful voices in the history of modern popular music was silenced forever when Karen Carpenter was rushed to a California hospital and pronounced dead. She was only a month shy of … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Karen Carpenter