The Classic Rock Chronicle

I Issue #1 March 25, 2024

Everything Classic Rock... the CRocker's Voice

Issue #2 - The "Definition of Classic Rock" Draft #2

Issue #3 - The "Definition of Classic Rock" Final Draft

Issue #4 - Willie's Top 10 Classic Rock Songs (Personal)

Rock Music Facts:

The first British hit Song to reach #1 in America was "Stranger on the Shore", written by Acker Bilk for his young daughter and originally named "Jenny" after her. The tune was written on a single scrap of paper by Bilk and handed it over to Leon Young who crafted the string arrangement, including the characteristic harmonic shifts at the very end.

March... Classic Rock History:

  • (2009) Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" makes its debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. With first-week sales of 196,000 units, the album beats out Adele's "21." Springsteen is tied with Elvis Presley for the 3rd most #1 albums at 10. The Beatles hold the record with 19. 2012

  • Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) appears on Oprah's Master Class. Nicks offers some useful advice to the cable show's viewers. "If you're gonna start doing coke, save your money because it's gonna cost you $50,000 to go to rehab." 2013… Two years later, Nicks is honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore 33rd Annual Awards Dinner. Nicks holds the USO record for the most hours spent over a five-year period visiting combat-wounded service members.

  • "Walk This Way" tops the U.K. chart. Unfortunately, it's not Aerosmith's version but a cover by girl groups, Sugababes and Girls Aloud. It's a charity single. 2007

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