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Abba Releases Classic Cameltoe
On this day in Madhouse History
The Swedish pop supergroup Abba released it's masterpiece on this day in 1976. "Cameltoe" was released on this day and went mega platinum in 9 minutes. It sold over 10 billion copies on the first day of release alone...
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Pete Shelley
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Pete Shelley was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He formed the early punk band Buzzcocks with Howard Devoto in 1976, and was the lead singer and guitarist from 1977 when Devoto left...
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Don Kirshner
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Don Kirshner known as The Man With the Golden Ear, (and golden wallet), was an American music publisher, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter...
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David Soul #1 On The Charts!
On this day in Madhouse History
"Don't Give Up On Us" was #1 in April 1977, beating out such songs as "Hotel California" by The Eagles, "Maybe Im Amazed" by Paul McCartney and the classics "Disco Lucy" by Wilton Place Street Band and "Aint Gonna Bump No More (with No Big Fat Woman) by Joe Tex....
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MC5 Booted From Label For F-Word 
On this day in Madhouse History
The MC5 were kicked off of their record label, Elektra, for bad words! After releasing The MC5’s first album, the classic "Kick Out The Jams" in February 1969, the label’s problems began...
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Roy Clark
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Roy Clark was an American singer and musician. He is best known for having hosted Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997. Clark was an important and influential figure in country music...
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25 Most Influential Songs of All Time
Influential
This is the definitive list of the 25 Most Influential Songs of the Rock n Roll era.Of course it is an on going debate as to when and where Rock n Roll was born, but we will begin this list in 1955 and continue chronologically. Now remember the word influential...
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David Cassidy
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David Cassidy was a singer, songwriter, actor and guitarist best known for his role as Keith Partridge on the 1970's musical sitcom "The Partridge Family". This role led to David becoming the biggest pop idol of the 1970's and possibly of all time...
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Brian Setzer
Happy Birthday
Brian Setzer is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars...
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Carl Perkins
Happy Birthday
Called "the King of Rockabilly", he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame...
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Izzy Stradlin
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Izzy Stradlin was born as Jeffrey Dean Isbell in Lafayette, Indiana. His father was a shipping clerk, and his mother was a welder; they divorced when he was eight...
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Billie Holiday
Happy Birthday
Eleanora Fagan better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing....
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John Oates
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John Oates is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Hall & Oates (with Daryl Hall)...
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Muddy Waters
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Muddy Waters reigned over the early 1950s Chicago blues scene, his band becoming a proving ground for some of the city's best blues talent...
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Mike Ness
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Mike Ness was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on April 3, 1962. His family relocated to Orange County, California later that year, and he grew up roaming the streets of Fullerton....
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Marvin Gaye
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Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr) was an American singer-songwriter, producer who helped shape the Motown Sound. Gaye was an incredible talent and influenced all singers that followed. 
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Leon Russell
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Russell was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, and began playing the piano at the age of four. Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 in the nightclubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Leon was instrumental in developing the Tulsa sound...
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Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday
Eric Clapton is the rare artist that has changed his style, looks, sound and bands continuously throughout his career. Clapton is the only artist inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame 3 times....
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Phil Lesh
Happy Birthday
This man is a legend and he looks like one hell of a nice guy.  Lesh was at Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont. Lesh is the embodiment of the 60’s. He has seen it all and done it all... 
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Sly Stone
Happy Birthday
Sly Stone is a musical genius who influenced everyone. Prince, Michael Jackson, and every major R&B and Hip Hop act that followed. "There are two types of black music: black music before Sly Stone, and black music after Sly Stone"...
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James Taylor
Happy Birthday
James Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. And he's a lot of fun at parties...
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Micky Dolenz
Happy Birthday
Dolenz began his show-business career in 1956 when he starred in a children's TV show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey Braddock. He played Corky, an orphaned water boy for the elephants...
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Arthur Lee
Happy Birthday
Love is one of the most underrated bands of all time. Arthur Lee never received the commercial success he deserved. "Forever Changes" is considered one of the greatest albums ever recorded... 
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David Gilmour
Happy Birthday
David Gilmour is an incredible Guitarist, considered by many to be the best. His sound, his tone, his sustain is beautiful. Every note is filled with emotion. His solos are melodic and you can sing along to them....
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Lou Reed
Happy Birthday
Lou Reed is remembered for his influential band "Velvet Underground" and as a genius singer, songwriter and guitarist . 
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Roger Daltrey
Happy Birthday
Daltrey is considered by many to be one of the greatest vocalist and frontmen in the business. The Who created some of the greatest songs ever recorded. The soundtrack to our lives...
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Brian Jones
Happy Birthday
Bill Wyman said of Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. ... he was very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it – highly intelligent – and just kind of wasted it and blew it all away...
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Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash is best remembered as  an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide...
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George Harrison
Happy Birthday
George Harrison is remembered as the lead guitar player, singer and songwriter of a band called "The Beatles". If you never heard of The Beatles, they were a band from England that achievedmoderate success during the 1960's....
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Nicky Hopkins
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Nicky Hopkins is remembered as the word's most sought after session pianist. During the Sixties and Seventies, Hopkins was to be found hard at work in the studios, regularly backing up some of the biggest names in rock...
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Johnny Winter
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Johnny was an incredible and influential bluesman, guitarist and musician. Some consider Johnny to be the best slide guitarist of all time. Johnny continued playing and recording until his death. Johnny died on July 16, 2014....
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Peter Tork
Rest in Peace
Peter Halsten Thorkelson
February 13, 1942 - February 21, 2019


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Kurt Cobain
Happy Birthday
Kurt Cobain is remembered as one of the most iconic and influential rock musicians in the history of alternative music...
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Walter Becker
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Walter Becker is remembered as a genius arranger, producer, musician and songwriter for the band Steely Dan...
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Tony Iommi
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Tony Iommi is the guitarist, songwriter and a founding member of the Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath...
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Dr. Dre
Happy Birthday
Young was born in Compton, California, the first child of Theodore and Verna Young. His middle name, Romelle, is derived from his father's amateur barbershop quartet singing group, The Romells...
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Billie Joe Armstrong
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Billie Joe formed his first band at age 11 with friend and fellow Green Day bandmate Mike Dirnt. The pair shared a love of punk music especially The Sex Pistols, Ramones and Abba...
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Ice-T
Happy Birthday
Ice-T is a talented musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, pimp, gangsta, record producer, record executive, cellist and author. Ice-T's greatest accomplishment just may be marrying the stunningly beautiful Coco...
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Henry Rollins
Happy Birthday
After joining Black Flag in 1981, Rollins quit his job at Häagen-Dazs, sold his car, and moved to Los Angeles. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Rollins got the Black Flag logo tattooed on his left biceps, his right testicle and also on the back of his neck...
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Sheryl Crow
Happy Birthday
Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri where she was a majorette, an all star track athlete, and a member of the 'pep club'. No one knows wtf a 'pep club' actually is, so we will take her word for it...
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The Grammy's
Funniest Moments!
Over the years there have been scandals, drama, shenanigans and ridiculous behavior. Check out our gallery of the Grammy's Funniest Moments of all time...
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Carole King
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Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of all time, having cowritten every song released between 1955 and 1999...
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Adam Levine
Can Rich Kids Make Great Music?
A tattoo sleeve used to mean you were a homicidal biker. Now it means you are a chef that makes a nice pork belly with balsamic drizzle or a sappy pop singer...
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Axl Rose
Happy Birthday
Axl was a tempermental, erratic, sometimes violent, charismatic lead singer and front man. Axl sang from the groin, where all great rock n roll comes from...
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Duff McKagan
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Duff grew up in Seattle Washington, the youngest of 8 kids, in a giant Irish Catholic family. He had to fight to get his share of the twinkies. He improved his Bass skills playing along to "Black Flag" and Captain and Tennille" Albums...
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Alice Cooper
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Alice Cooper is the godfather of shock rock. Whatever that means. It sounds cool to be a godfather of anything though. Why is it always the godfather? Why isn't anyone the second cousin of rock?...
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Graham Nash
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Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, I believe 17 times for all of the great bands he has been in. Actually, it's only 2 but hey you are not in the Hall of Fame at all...
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Rock Star Future Self Portraits
Beautiful Gallery
A clever person has used their excellent photshop skills and created a series of celebrity "future self" portraits. We are happy to share these portraits with you. The creator is unknown, so for now it belongs to all of us....
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John Lydon
Happy Birthday!
John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten is a singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as singer of the controversial punk band "The Sex Pistols". He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL)…
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Terry Kath
Happy Birthday!
We take time to remember Terry Kath on his birthday. Kath was an amazing guitarist and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the band "Chicago"...
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Phil Collins
Happy Birthday!
Who could imagine the 1980's without Phil Collins. He was everywhere. Everytime you turned on the radio or MTV, there was Phil Collins in one form or another...
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Tommy Ramone
Happy Birthday!
Tommy was the heart and soul of the band. Whether he was playing drums, producing, engineering, writing songs, playing guitar solos, corralling Dee Dee or breaking up fights between Joey and Johnny, Tommy was an integral part of the Ramones success...
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Eddie Van Halen
Happy Birthday!
Eddie Van Halen is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, as well as one of the most influential...
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Neil Diamond
Happy Birthday!
Neil Diamond is a singer, songwriter, actor and musician. Known as "The Jewish Elvis", Diamond had 38 top ten hits and sold over 100 million records worldwide....
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Robin Zander
Happy Birthday!
Known for his "pin-up good looks", Zander's singing has been described as "jaw-dropping" and "supremely virtuosic". Zander is one of the most under rated rock n roll singers of all time...
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Michael Hutchence
Happy Birthday!
Hutchence exuded an overltly sexual cool. He was beautiful, with long curly locks and a Jim Morrison-esque brooding and posturing....
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Janis Joplin
Happy Birthday!
As a performer, Janis was second to none. She gave it her all, she opened up her heart and bled all over that stage. She was the real deal and sang from the heart...
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Kid Rock
Happy Birthday!
Robert James Ritchie aka Kid Rock is not a white rapper. He's a rock star and everything in between...
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Mick Taylor
Happy Birthday!
Mick Taylor is an incredible guitarist and a beautiful player. Taylor was the only true 'lead guitarist' the Stones ever had. He added a whole new dimension to the band and played on their greatest albums...
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Ronnie Van Zant
Happy Birthday!
We remember Ronnie Van Zant as the talented founder/singer and songwriter of Lynyrd Skynyrd....
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Dave Grohl
Happy Birthday!
Dave Grohl went from drummer to one of the greatest bands in the world, to singer/guitarist and frontman to another of the greatest bands in the world. Not an easy task...
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Rod Stewart
Happy Birthday!
"Rod the Mod" with his distinctive raspy singing voice and rooster haircut came to prominence in the late 1960's with The Jeff Beck Group...

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Donald Fagen
Happy Birthday!
Donald Fagen is cool AF as he sits behind the keyboard, looking like the Jewish Ray Charles...
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Jimmy Page
Happy Birthday!
Jimmy Page is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time...


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David Bowie
Happy Birthday!
We remember David Bowie as a talented singer, songwriter, actor and one of the most influential artists of our time. A true musical genius....
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Robby Krieger
Happy Birthday!
Robby Krieger's unique fingerstyle approach to the guitar and his incredible songwriting helped make The Doors one of the most exciting and influential bands of the 1960's...​

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Marilyn Manson
Happy Birthday!
Marilyn Manson was shocking, outrageous and controversial. Parents were terrified of him. Religious groups, politicians and authority figures hated him. The Kids loved him. That is the essence of Rock n Roll...
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Chris Stein
Happy Birthday!
Debbie Harry garnered most of the attention, as the lead singer of Blondie, but Chris Stein is credited with shaping the band's sound as songwriter...
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John Paul Jones
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John Paul Jones - January 3, 1946 - Sidcup, Kent, England

John Paul Jones aka "JPJ" or "Jonesy" is best known as the Bass Player for the legendary supergroup Led Zeppelin... 

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The Lower East Side is Gone!
Ramblings at 3AM by Rev Jen Miller 
Technically, if you look at a map, the Lower East Side still exists. But, really the "neighborhood" is gone. ​Hear my 3AM rants about my lost neighborhood and the things I loved! 

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The Best Afros of All Time!
The Afro - The Definitive List
In the 1960's the Afro emerged as a symbol for Black beauty, liberation and pride. Black Men, Women and Children all over the world, threw away their hair processing products, and went natural...
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The Twilight Zone - Top 25 Episodes
Top 25 Episodes - The Definitive List
The Twilight Zone was, and still is the greatest TV show of it’s kind. It was science fiction with a moral. Rod Serling was a genius and way ahead of his time. Twilight Zone entertained us with topics that included racism, nuclear war, tyranny, McCarthyism, mass hysteria ...
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Sheba The Mississippi Queen!
A Real Good Woman
The other day the good people at Bongo Boy asked me to give a listen to, and share my thoughts
regarding a new album from Sheba The Mississippi Queen.
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