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Rock’s first lady, Wanda Jackson, finally accepted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Queen of Rockabilly finally gets her due

The First Lady of Rock ‘n’ Roll is finally joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Oklahoma singer Wanda Jackson, often called the Queen of Rockabilly and the First Lady of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will be inducted April 4 into the Cleveland institution, the rock hall announced Wednesday.

Artists are eligible for the rock hall 25 years after the release of their first recording; Jackson started singing rock ‘n’ roll in 1956 at the urging of her tourmate and sweetheart Elvis Presley. She is considered the first female rock ‘n’ roll singer.

“It’s a thrill to be in there with all  ... continue reading

more info on : http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/2009/01/15/rocks-first-lady-wanda-jackson-finally-accepted-to-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/
Added : 15/1/2009
Rock-it Radio online this week begins a 4 part series on the 50th Anniversary of the day the music died. That fateful plane crash in Clearlake, Iowa in February of 1959 that claimed the lives of the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
This week's show focuses on the wonderful recordings of the Big Bopper - Most everyone would know his big Hit of 'Chantilly Lace' with the famous 'Helllooooo baby!' But he had a string of other songs that you just don't hear on your oldies station today.
To tune into this show simply go to our programming webpage at Rock-it Radio at:

and  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.rockitradio.net
Added : 13/1/2009
Blue Lake Records Newsletter January 2009
Blue Lake Records Newsletter January 2009
We Wish You A Happy New Year !

We would like to give some information of Blue Lake Records' activity for 2008

Visit our websites for more info:
www.bluelake.ch and www.myspace.com/bluelakerecords

Released in 2008:
A great variety of styles !

The Wuanabees- Where Did You Get That Strut ?
Harmony vocal rhythm'n'blues/rock'n'roll/rockabilly sung by the two lead singers of
Chicago's famous band "The Honey Bees". The girls are backed by famous european
musicians to create fantastic driving music. Originally a special project which was
too good  ... continue reading

Added : 12/1/2009
Accord in Marilyn Monroe `Last Sitting' photos
NEW YORK – A settlement has been reached in the legal fight over seven nude and semi-nude photographs taken during Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting" in 1962.

The pictures were among 2,500 erotic shots Bert Stern took of the movie star for Vogue magazine just before her drug-overdose death that year.

Two photographers approached Stern last year to make a deal involving seven film transparencies from the shoot. Stern sued because he believed the items had been stolen from him.

Photographers Donald Penny and Michael Weiss said another colleague found the transparencies in curbside garbage in Manhattan in the 1970s.

Their  ... continue reading

more info on : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090112/ap_en_mo/marilynmonroe_pics
Added : 12/1/2009
Bop-a-tones, Ace Cafe, 11/01/09
Well the second band this year, if you start counting from twelve o’clock, was a relatively new band, with guys that have been around for quite sometime now. Michel « TEXAS »Texier (the tigermen ) and Patrick Ouchene (the domino’s & runnin’ wild), Marco « SHAKY » Alvarez (the domino’s) at the drums and Lenn Dauphin ( sin alley) on bass.
They opened strong with “ Rampage”, a surf classic, and switched between styles during the gig, from surf to rock’n’roll, rockabilly and even Mexican rock’n’roll.
Just to name a few songs from their playlist: “ Vampire baby”, “ Jack the ripper”, “ Watcha gonna do”, “ Rockin’billy”, “ Bowling ball”, “  ... continue reading

Added : 12/1/2009
Monstermash, Geel, 10/01/09
Another great edition of the Monstermash, like always held at Den Boogaard.
We arrived there round 4 o’clock in the afternoon and already the second band was playing. A German band called Nitro 17, to describe this band is rather difficult, it’s some kind of mixture of Hardrock, an emo singer ( we’ll at least he acted that way), a thumping double bass and the guitarplayer of Mad Sin. Not that can really excite me.
The band after that was a band I’ve never heard of before, The Juke Joint Pimps, another band from Germany. On stage to guys, called Mighty Mike, drums , vocals and blues harp, and T-Man, guitar and flashy shoes; the played  ... continue reading

Added : 12/1/2009
Hot Rod Pinups
A Film By David Perry
Album Kindly Submitted by
Sonic Rendezvous
For those of you who love to see classic cars & classic underwear, Hot Rod Pinups is the definitive source for the object of your desire! Based on his best-selling book Hot Rod Pin-Ups, photographer Dave Perry teams up with Gearhead Records to release a 60 minute sampler of fifties cars and fifties style pin-ups accompanied by a rock and roll, garage and punk rock music.

Perry, specialised in Hot Rod photography, has been active in the scene for over 15 years now and put some books on the  ... continue reading

Added : 10/1/2009
New years Eve at the Ace Café.
First of all, my best wishes for 2009, for all of you. Let there be plenty of beer and good music in the coming year.
So back to the last night of the previous year.
Chris had organized a gig of the rockin ace all stars, Mark Sprex on bass and vocals, Patrick Ouchene on guitar and vocals and Hugo , a real rockin legend, on Drums.
There weren't as many folks there as last year, maybe it had something to do with the gig that was organised in Turnhout, altough i heard that the turn out there was as big aswell ( let me know if i heard wrong).
So the Ace All Stars started to play after the clock had hit 12 o’ clock and all the necessary  ... continue reading

Added : 9/1/2009
Howdy Folks ... Happy New Year !!
Well things are lookin' pretty busy so far for 'ol Sprexy Boy this year, having joined the ranks of Belgium's busiest hard workin' rockin' band 'Smooth and The Bully Boys' a few months back, the diary is filling up nicely along with regular live gigs with his own 'Rhumba Kings' and session work with the likes of 'Legendary Johnny Trash' and 'Mighty Quiffs' etc etc ...

2 brand new albums in the works right now as we speak, one coming in Spring from 'SBB' and the other from the 'Kings' in early Summer, both featuring only origional works from the pen of Sprex and the fingers of his musical soul-mate Michel Smooth ... Looking set to be  ... continue reading

Added : 7/1/2009
Dick Clark, 79, is still rockin' New Year's Eve
LOS ANGELES – Four years after a stroke, Dick Clark is relishing the prospect of another New Year's Eve, determined to help host his 36th celebration from Times Square. And he's hardly surprised by the current state of the music industry he helped build — he predicted this, after all.

Clark, who turned 79 last month and has been in front of the cameras for 61 years, said in a recent interview by e-mail that his appearance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009," diminished though it may be, is a labor of love and "not really a job."

"Obviously, I'm not able to be as actively involved as I used to be  ... continue reading

Added : 5/1/2009
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