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Rock and Roll Heaven as I see it...

Updated on March 21, 2012

In "Rock and Roll Heaven", you can see The Greatest Rock Concert Of All Time....

Welcome everyone to my ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN. My name is Rob and I'll be your host for the evening. I'm going to go out on a limb here and tell you that I think we've got what is guaranteed to be the very best Rock and Roll show you've ever seen.

Because "If you believe in forever---Then life is just a one-night stand---If there's a rock and roll heaven---Well you know they got a hell of a band.

So please, Find yourself a nice soft corner of a cloud somewhere and relax. The show will start soon but first I'd like to introduce some of the performers who will share the stage tonight. Some of these Rock icons have been up here jamming together for over 40 years while others have joined the band more recently.

We won't get into WHY they are here but suffice it to say that many of them became members of the band way before their time. Each left behind a legacy that has stood the test of time and all of these performers are what Rock and Roll is all about!

And now, without further ado, let me introduce to you, the acts you've known for all these years.

Ladies and Gentlemen.....Here is ONE HELL OF A BAND !!!

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A Big Thank You to Robin and Bonnie

Our 2nd Purple Star--Awarded July 6, 2011

Rock and Roll GUITARISTS... - Our Guitar section is chock full of some of the absolute best and most influential musicians of the Rock era.

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Carl Perkins---died 1998---A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" and wrote songs recorded by Elvis, The Beatles, and a host of other artists.Eddie Cochran---died 1960--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the early rockers. He recorded the original "Summertime Blues".Bobby Fuller---died 1966---An early rocker who played guitar and was singer in The Bobby Fuller Four.Brian Jones---died 1969---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Played guitar, keyboards and saxophone. Most famous as lead guitar in The Rolling Stones.Tom Fogerty---died 1990---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitar and singer along with younger brother John in Creedence Clearwater Revival.Steve Gaines---died 1977---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitarist and singer in the sothern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.Harry Chapin---died 1981---One of the great storytellers of the era. Remember "Taxi" and "Cat's In The Cradle".Duane Allman---died 1971---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Best remembered for his expressive slide guitar playing and improvisational skills. One of the primary founders of The Allman Brothers Band.Carl Wilson---died 1998--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the original members of "The Beach Boys". Played lead guitar and sang many of the great songs written by brother Brian.Roy Orbison---died 1988---A Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Known as "The Big O", he was one of the original rockers and performed with just about everyone.
Carl Perkins---died 1998---A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" and wrote songs recorded by Elvis, The Beatles, and a host of other artists.
Carl Perkins---died 1998---A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" and wrote songs recorded by Elvis, The Beatles, and a host of other artists.
Eddie Cochran---died 1960--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the early rockers. He recorded the original "Summertime Blues".
Eddie Cochran---died 1960--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the early rockers. He recorded the original "Summertime Blues".
Bobby Fuller---died 1966---An early rocker who played guitar and was singer in The Bobby Fuller Four.
Bobby Fuller---died 1966---An early rocker who played guitar and was singer in The Bobby Fuller Four.
Brian Jones---died 1969---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Played guitar, keyboards and saxophone. Most famous as lead guitar in The Rolling Stones.
Brian Jones---died 1969---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Played guitar, keyboards and saxophone. Most famous as lead guitar in The Rolling Stones.
Tom Fogerty---died 1990---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitar and singer along with younger brother John in Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Tom Fogerty---died 1990---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitar and singer along with younger brother John in Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Steve Gaines---died 1977---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitarist and singer in the sothern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Steve Gaines---died 1977---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitarist and singer in the sothern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Harry Chapin---died 1981---One of the great storytellers of the era. Remember "Taxi" and "Cat's In The Cradle".
Harry Chapin---died 1981---One of the great storytellers of the era. Remember "Taxi" and "Cat's In The Cradle".
Duane Allman---died 1971---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Best remembered for his expressive slide guitar playing and improvisational skills. One of the primary founders of The Allman Brothers Band.
Duane Allman---died 1971---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Best remembered for his expressive slide guitar playing and improvisational skills. One of the primary founders of The Allman Brothers Band.
Carl Wilson---died 1998--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the original members of "The Beach Boys". Played lead guitar and sang many of the great songs written by brother Brian.
Carl Wilson---died 1998--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the original members of "The Beach Boys". Played lead guitar and sang many of the great songs written by brother Brian.
Roy Orbison---died 1988---A Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Known as "The Big O", he was one of the original rockers and performed with just about everyone.
Roy Orbison---died 1988---A Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Known as "The Big O", he was one of the original rockers and performed with just about everyone.
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Bill Haley---died 1981---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Leader of "Bill Haley and The Comets". Recorded the rock and roll classic "Rock Around The Clock".George Harrison---died 2001---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the great guitarists, singer, songwriter of a generation. Both with "The Beatles" and as a solo artist. Famous for his "Concert For Bageladesh" which starred some of the grJerry Garcia---died 1995--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitarist for "The Grateful Dead", a band known for it's extremely long concerts and an almost cult-like following of "DeadHeads".Jim Croce---died 1973--- A Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. Another great guitarist/storyteller. Many of his songs are about the underdog coming out on top.Jimi Hendrix---died 1970--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Also a member of "The 27 Club" along with other rockers who died at the age of 27. Leader of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience and considered by many to be the greatest guitar player of John Lennon---died 1980---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. As one of the original "Beatles" he changed music forever. He wrote some of the classic rock songs both as a Beatle and during his solo career.Stevie Ray Vaughan---died 1990--- A Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame Inductee. Half of "The Vaughan Brothers" and guitarist with "Double Trouble". One of the best with a style and sound all his own.
Bill Haley---died 1981---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Leader of "Bill Haley and The Comets". Recorded the rock and roll classic "Rock Around The Clock".
Bill Haley---died 1981---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Leader of "Bill Haley and The Comets". Recorded the rock and roll classic "Rock Around The Clock".
George Harrison---died 2001---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the great guitarists, singer, songwriter of a generation. Both with "The Beatles" and as a solo artist. Famous for his "Concert For Bageladesh" which starred some of the gr
George Harrison---died 2001---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the great guitarists, singer, songwriter of a generation. Both with "The Beatles" and as a solo artist. Famous for his "Concert For Bageladesh" which starred some of the gr
Jerry Garcia---died 1995--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitarist for "The Grateful Dead", a band known for it's extremely long concerts and an almost cult-like following of "DeadHeads".
Jerry Garcia---died 1995--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Guitarist for "The Grateful Dead", a band known for it's extremely long concerts and an almost cult-like following of "DeadHeads".
Jim Croce---died 1973--- A Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. Another great guitarist/storyteller. Many of his songs are about the underdog coming out on top.
Jim Croce---died 1973--- A Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. Another great guitarist/storyteller. Many of his songs are about the underdog coming out on top.
Jimi Hendrix---died 1970--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Also a member of "The 27 Club" along with other rockers who died at the age of 27. Leader of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience and considered by many to be the greatest guitar player of
Jimi Hendrix---died 1970--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Also a member of "The 27 Club" along with other rockers who died at the age of 27. Leader of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience and considered by many to be the greatest guitar player of
John Lennon---died 1980---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. As one of the original "Beatles" he changed music forever. He wrote some of the classic rock songs both as a Beatle and during his solo career.
John Lennon---died 1980---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. As one of the original "Beatles" he changed music forever. He wrote some of the classic rock songs both as a Beatle and during his solo career.
Stevie Ray Vaughan---died 1990--- A Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame Inductee. Half of "The Vaughan Brothers" and guitarist with "Double Trouble". One of the best with a style and sound all his own.
Stevie Ray Vaughan---died 1990--- A Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame Inductee. Half of "The Vaughan Brothers" and guitarist with "Double Trouble". One of the best with a style and sound all his own.

Rock and Roll DRUMMERS... - There were drummers from the rock era that influenced generations of drummers to come...

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John Bonham---died 1980--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Listed in many publications and considered by fans and other drummers as the #1 drummer of all time. Played in "Led Zeppelin"Bobby LaKind---died 1992---A fabulous percussionist who worked with "The Doobie Brothers", "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band", Linda Ronstadt and many others.Dennis Wilson---died 1983--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the original "Beach Boys" with brothers Carl and Brian. Gave us that great "beach beat".Keith Moon---died 1978--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Backing up "The Who" with fantastic and sometimes frantic beats and known for destroying his set at the end of the show.
John Bonham---died 1980--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Listed in many publications and considered by fans and other drummers as the #1 drummer of all time. Played in "Led Zeppelin"
John Bonham---died 1980--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Listed in many publications and considered by fans and other drummers as the #1 drummer of all time. Played in "Led Zeppelin"
Bobby LaKind---died 1992---A fabulous percussionist who worked with "The Doobie Brothers", "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band", Linda Ronstadt and many others.
Bobby LaKind---died 1992---A fabulous percussionist who worked with "The Doobie Brothers", "The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band", Linda Ronstadt and many others.
Dennis Wilson---died 1983--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the original "Beach Boys" with brothers Carl and Brian. Gave us that great "beach beat".
Dennis Wilson---died 1983--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One of the original "Beach Boys" with brothers Carl and Brian. Gave us that great "beach beat".
Keith Moon---died 1978--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Backing up "The Who" with fantastic and sometimes frantic beats and known for destroying his set at the end of the show.
Keith Moon---died 1978--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Backing up "The Who" with fantastic and sometimes frantic beats and known for destroying his set at the end of the show.

Rock and Roll BASSISTS... - Great rock and roll is driven by a great bassist. And great bassists are what we have for you tonight!

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Allen Woody---died 2000--- Bassist for "The Allman Brothers Band" and "Government Mule".Boz Burrell---died 2006--- Worked with "King Crimson" and "Bad Company".Carl Radle---died 1980---Worked with "Gary Lewis and the Playboys", "Delaney and Bonnie", Eric Clapton, "Derek and the Dominoes" and many more.John Entwistle---died 2002--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Bass player for "The Who". Famous for his unique riffs.Leon Wilkeson---died 2001--- A  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Bass player for "Lynyrd Skynyrd".Rushton Moreve---died 1981--- Bassist for "Steppenwolf"
Allen Woody---died 2000--- Bassist for "The Allman Brothers Band" and "Government Mule".
Allen Woody---died 2000--- Bassist for "The Allman Brothers Band" and "Government Mule".
Boz Burrell---died 2006--- Worked with "King Crimson" and "Bad Company".
Boz Burrell---died 2006--- Worked with "King Crimson" and "Bad Company".
Carl Radle---died 1980---Worked with "Gary Lewis and the Playboys", "Delaney and Bonnie", Eric Clapton, "Derek and the Dominoes" and many more.
Carl Radle---died 1980---Worked with "Gary Lewis and the Playboys", "Delaney and Bonnie", Eric Clapton, "Derek and the Dominoes" and many more.
John Entwistle---died 2002--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Bass player for "The Who". Famous for his unique riffs.
John Entwistle---died 2002--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Bass player for "The Who". Famous for his unique riffs.
Leon Wilkeson---died 2001--- A  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Bass player for "Lynyrd Skynyrd".
Leon Wilkeson---died 2001--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Bass player for "Lynyrd Skynyrd".
Rushton Moreve---died 1981--- Bassist for "Steppenwolf"
Rushton Moreve---died 1981--- Bassist for "Steppenwolf"

Rock and Roll KEYBOARDISTS... - You like keyboards? These people are the masters of the keys.

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Del Shannon---died 1990--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. His use of the Musitron as lead instrument in his hit "Runaway" changed the way we listened to keyboards.Danny Federici--- died 2008--- Was the keyboardist for "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band". Bruce liked the way Danny would "feel" the song and create a sound that fit perfectly.Nicky Hopkins---die 1994--- Worked with "The Rolling Stones", "The Who", John Lennon, "Jefferson Airplane", "The Kinks" and many others.Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan---died 1973---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Was the keyboardist for "The Grateful dead".Billy Preston---died 2006--- Often called "The Fifth Beatle". Besides playing keyboards for them, he worked with Ray Charles, "The Rolling Stones", Stevie Winwood, Eric Clapton, Gerge Harrison, John Lennon,"The Monkees" and many more.
Del Shannon---died 1990--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. His use of the Musitron as lead instrument in his hit "Runaway" changed the way we listened to keyboards.
Del Shannon---died 1990--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. His use of the Musitron as lead instrument in his hit "Runaway" changed the way we listened to keyboards.
Danny Federici--- died 2008--- Was the keyboardist for "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band". Bruce liked the way Danny would "feel" the song and create a sound that fit perfectly.
Danny Federici--- died 2008--- Was the keyboardist for "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band". Bruce liked the way Danny would "feel" the song and create a sound that fit perfectly.
Nicky Hopkins---die 1994--- Worked with "The Rolling Stones", "The Who", John Lennon, "Jefferson Airplane", "The Kinks" and many others.
Nicky Hopkins---die 1994--- Worked with "The Rolling Stones", "The Who", John Lennon, "Jefferson Airplane", "The Kinks" and many others.
Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan---died 1973---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Was the keyboardist for "The Grateful dead".
Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan---died 1973---A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Was the keyboardist for "The Grateful dead".
Billy Preston---died 2006--- Often called "The Fifth Beatle". Besides playing keyboards for them, he worked with Ray Charles, "The Rolling Stones", Stevie Winwood, Eric Clapton, Gerge Harrison, John Lennon,"The Monkees" and many more.
Billy Preston---died 2006--- Often called "The Fifth Beatle". Besides playing keyboards for them, he worked with Ray Charles, "The Rolling Stones", Stevie Winwood, Eric Clapton, Gerge Harrison, John Lennon,"The Monkees" and many more.

Rock and Roll HORNS... - What would a great rock concert be without a horn section? well, we've got the best of the best.

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John Cascella---died 1992--- Although he worked with John Mellencamp as a keyboardist and sax player, we're taking advantage of his talent as a sax player tonight.Denis Payton---died 2006--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He was the sax, harmonica and guitar player in "The Dave Clark Five". Great sax work there.Mel Lastie---die 1972--- His trumpet and cornet talents can be heard behind Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, "The Rascals", "The Coasters", "Dr.John" and others.Bob "the Bear" Hite---died 1981---Played harmonica and sang with "Canned Heat".Steve Douglas---died 1993--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He can be heard on oldies like "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Be My Baby". He also worked with Bob Dylan, "The Beach Boys", Jan & Dean and Ritchie Valens.
John Cascella---died 1992--- Although he worked with John Mellencamp as a keyboardist and sax player, we're taking advantage of his talent as a sax player tonight.
John Cascella---died 1992--- Although he worked with John Mellencamp as a keyboardist and sax player, we're taking advantage of his talent as a sax player tonight.
Denis Payton---died 2006--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He was the sax, harmonica and guitar player in "The Dave Clark Five". Great sax work there.
Denis Payton---died 2006--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He was the sax, harmonica and guitar player in "The Dave Clark Five". Great sax work there.
Mel Lastie---die 1972--- His trumpet and cornet talents can be heard behind Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, "The Rascals", "The Coasters", "Dr.John" and others.
Mel Lastie---die 1972--- His trumpet and cornet talents can be heard behind Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, "The Rascals", "The Coasters", "Dr.John" and others.
Bob "the Bear" Hite---died 1981---Played harmonica and sang with "Canned Heat".
Bob "the Bear" Hite---died 1981---Played harmonica and sang with "Canned Heat".
Steve Douglas---died 1993--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He can be heard on oldies like "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Be My Baby". He also worked with Bob Dylan, "The Beach Boys", Jan & Dean and Ritchie Valens.
Steve Douglas---died 1993--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He can be heard on oldies like "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Be My Baby". He also worked with Bob Dylan, "The Beach Boys", Jan & Dean and Ritchie Valens.
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Clarence Clemons

Unfortunely, on June 18, 2011 we had to add the great Clarence Clemons to the Band.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69.

Clemons was hospitalized about a week ago after suffering a stroke at his home in Singer Island, Fla. He died of complications from the stroke, spokeswoman Marilyn Laverty said Saturday.

Known as the Big Man for his imposing 6-foot-5-inch, 270-plus pound frame, Clemons and his ever-present saxophone spent much of his life with The Boss, and his booming saxophone solos became a signature sound for the E Street Band on many key songs, including "Jungleland," a triumphant solo he spent 16 hours perfecting, and "Born To Run."

STEEL GUITARS and FIDDLES - Some great names from great bands adding to the wall of sound.

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Pete Drake---died 1988---Recorded with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and George Harrison.Red Rhodes---died 1995--- A Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Inductee. Besides being a bandleader and session player, he worked with "The Byrds", James Taylor, Carole King, The Carpenters, "Spanky &Our Gang" and numerous others.Rick Grech---die 1990---Played fiddle in "Traffic" and "Blind Faith" with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.Papa John Creach---died 1994--- Worked with greats like "Jefferson Airplane", "Hot Tuna' "Jefferson Starship" and others.
Pete Drake---died 1988---Recorded with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and George Harrison.
Pete Drake---died 1988---Recorded with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and George Harrison.
Red Rhodes---died 1995--- A Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Inductee. Besides being a bandleader and session player, he worked with "The Byrds", James Taylor, Carole King, The Carpenters, "Spanky &Our Gang" and numerous others.
Red Rhodes---died 1995--- A Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Inductee. Besides being a bandleader and session player, he worked with "The Byrds", James Taylor, Carole King, The Carpenters, "Spanky &Our Gang" and numerous others.
Rick Grech---die 1990---Played fiddle in "Traffic" and "Blind Faith" with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.
Rick Grech---die 1990---Played fiddle in "Traffic" and "Blind Faith" with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.
Papa John Creach---died 1994--- Worked with greats like "Jefferson Airplane", "Hot Tuna' "Jefferson Starship" and others.
Papa John Creach---died 1994--- Worked with greats like "Jefferson Airplane", "Hot Tuna' "Jefferson Starship" and others.

Rock and Roll SINGERS... - We've got quite the choir of voices for your listening pleasure tonight. Many will be behind their guitars but others will be front a

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Bobby Hatfield---died 2003--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One half of "The Righteous Brothers". They gave us the "blue-eyed soul" of the rock era. Also, They recorded the song that this whole concert is based on !!!Jim Morrison---died 1971--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. The always charismatic and controversial leader of "The Doors". Fabulous voice !Cassie Gaines---died 1977--- One of the backup singers for "Lynyrd Skynyrd".Stevie Ray Vaughan--- Introduced earlier on guitar but a great singer as well.Freddie Mercury---died 1991--- One of the best as the lead vocalist and a songwriter with "Queen".Karen Carpenter---died 1983---One of the sweetest voices that recorded hit after hit for "The Carpenters".Harry Chapin---Besides his great guitar work, we'll have him sing a song or two for us.Jim Croce---Again, great songwriter but also a great singer.Carl Wilson--- Also one of our great guitarist with a voice that was made for singing.Roy Orbison---Credited earlier on guitar but lending his baritone, three octave voice to our show.
Bobby Hatfield---died 2003--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One half of "The Righteous Brothers". They gave us the "blue-eyed soul" of the rock era. Also, They recorded the song that this whole concert is based on !!!
Bobby Hatfield---died 2003--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. One half of "The Righteous Brothers". They gave us the "blue-eyed soul" of the rock era. Also, They recorded the song that this whole concert is based on !!!
Jim Morrison---died 1971--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. The always charismatic and controversial leader of "The Doors". Fabulous voice !
Jim Morrison---died 1971--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. The always charismatic and controversial leader of "The Doors". Fabulous voice !
Cassie Gaines---died 1977--- One of the backup singers for "Lynyrd Skynyrd".
Cassie Gaines---died 1977--- One of the backup singers for "Lynyrd Skynyrd".
Stevie Ray Vaughan--- Introduced earlier on guitar but a great singer as well.
Stevie Ray Vaughan--- Introduced earlier on guitar but a great singer as well.
Freddie Mercury---died 1991--- One of the best as the lead vocalist and a songwriter with "Queen".
Freddie Mercury---died 1991--- One of the best as the lead vocalist and a songwriter with "Queen".
Karen Carpenter---died 1983---One of the sweetest voices that recorded hit after hit for "The Carpenters".
Karen Carpenter---died 1983---One of the sweetest voices that recorded hit after hit for "The Carpenters".
Harry Chapin---Besides his great guitar work, we'll have him sing a song or two for us.
Harry Chapin---Besides his great guitar work, we'll have him sing a song or two for us.
Jim Croce---Again, great songwriter but also a great singer.
Jim Croce---Again, great songwriter but also a great singer.
Carl Wilson--- Also one of our great guitarist with a voice that was made for singing.
Carl Wilson--- Also one of our great guitarist with a voice that was made for singing.
Roy Orbison---Credited earlier on guitar but lending his baritone, three octave voice to our show.
Roy Orbison---Credited earlier on guitar but lending his baritone, three octave voice to our show.

and we're not stopping there....

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Bobby Darin---died 1973--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. With hits like "Mack the Knife" and "Splish Splash", how could you have a show without him?Ronnie Van Zant---died 1977--- A Rock & Roll hall of Fame Inductee. Singer with "Lynyrd Skynyrd".Otis Redding---died 1967--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Singer, songwriter and a super voice. Enough said!George Harrison--- Along with his weeping guitar he has a great singing voice.Elvis Presley---died1977--- A Rock & Roll hall of Fame Inductee, Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee and Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee.  Called "The King". You can't have the Rock & Roll Heaven choir without Elvis.Janis Joplin---died 1970--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. With her bands "Big Brother and The Holding Company", "The Kosmic Blues Band" and "The Full Tilt Boggie Band", Janis took a piece of our hearts and left an indelible mark on rock hiSonny Bono---died 1998--- Singer and songwriter with hits recorded by many artists. Plus he scored quite a few with his wife, Cher.John Lennon--- We spoke of John earlier. Besides his guitar contribution to tonight's show, we'll be hearing his wonderful singing talents as well. A true pioneer of rock and roll.Carl Perkins--- We're featuring him as one of our great guitarists, but hell also be lending some of his Hillbilly-Rock singing style to our show.Mama Cass Elliot---died 1974--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Another of the great female voices of the 60s. She was a member of  "The Mamas and The Papas".
Bobby Darin---died 1973--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. With hits like "Mack the Knife" and "Splish Splash", how could you have a show without him?
Bobby Darin---died 1973--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. With hits like "Mack the Knife" and "Splish Splash", how could you have a show without him?
Ronnie Van Zant---died 1977--- A Rock & Roll hall of Fame Inductee. Singer with "Lynyrd Skynyrd".
Ronnie Van Zant---died 1977--- A Rock & Roll hall of Fame Inductee. Singer with "Lynyrd Skynyrd".
Otis Redding---died 1967--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Singer, songwriter and a super voice. Enough said!
Otis Redding---died 1967--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Singer, songwriter and a super voice. Enough said!
George Harrison--- Along with his weeping guitar he has a great singing voice.
George Harrison--- Along with his weeping guitar he has a great singing voice.
Elvis Presley---died1977--- A Rock & Roll hall of Fame Inductee, Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee and Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee.  Called "The King". You can't have the Rock & Roll Heaven choir without Elvis.
Elvis Presley---died1977--- A Rock & Roll hall of Fame Inductee, Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee and Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee. Called "The King". You can't have the Rock & Roll Heaven choir without Elvis.
Janis Joplin---died 1970--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. With her bands "Big Brother and The Holding Company", "The Kosmic Blues Band" and "The Full Tilt Boggie Band", Janis took a piece of our hearts and left an indelible mark on rock hi
Janis Joplin---died 1970--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. With her bands "Big Brother and The Holding Company", "The Kosmic Blues Band" and "The Full Tilt Boggie Band", Janis took a piece of our hearts and left an indelible mark on rock hi
Sonny Bono---died 1998--- Singer and songwriter with hits recorded by many artists. Plus he scored quite a few with his wife, Cher.
Sonny Bono---died 1998--- Singer and songwriter with hits recorded by many artists. Plus he scored quite a few with his wife, Cher.
John Lennon--- We spoke of John earlier. Besides his guitar contribution to tonight's show, we'll be hearing his wonderful singing talents as well. A true pioneer of rock and roll.
John Lennon--- We spoke of John earlier. Besides his guitar contribution to tonight's show, we'll be hearing his wonderful singing talents as well. A true pioneer of rock and roll.
Carl Perkins--- We're featuring him as one of our great guitarists, but hell also be lending some of his Hillbilly-Rock singing style to our show.
Carl Perkins--- We're featuring him as one of our great guitarists, but hell also be lending some of his Hillbilly-Rock singing style to our show.
Mama Cass Elliot---died 1974--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Another of the great female voices of the 60s. She was a member of  "The Mamas and The Papas".
Mama Cass Elliot---died 1974--- A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Another of the great female voices of the 60s. She was a member of "The Mamas and The Papas".

SO, now that we've introduced this fabulous lineup that we have for you this evening, I'd love for you all to just sit back, relax and listen to the music that this band is playing. All of the great musicians and voices. Songs that bring back memories and songs that you know all the words to. You'll be here quite a while because all of these artists LOVE playing for you and let's face it --- They have nowhere else to be right now.

You know... If you find a quiet spot where you can be alone for a while with your own thoughts, you can almost picture this concert as it's happening. All of your favorite Rock and Rollers playing their own greatest hits and jamming together on some of the classics. Taking turns in the spotlight to strut or strum or maybe slow things down with a ballad.

I go to this concert often because these were a lot of the people that I grew up with and they impacted an entire generation and music genre.

I MISS THEM ALL !!!!!

Let Me Know If You Enjoyed The Show...

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      shaleigh 6 years ago

      Loved your show! What a nice tribute to such talented artists! :)Music is so inspiring to me and its great to be exposed to new/old works of art. I didn't know alot of the names, but you sparked my interested and I started researching more on the ones I didn't know about and you helped increase my music knowledge, so thank you much for giving us a little piece of music heaven:)

      "Only the good die young" says the piano man..isn't that the truth!

      The stars are a rockin the clouds above making magic I imagine! :)

      Thanks again!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lineup of talent here! Too bad "The Big Man" has now joined the band--but he's in some impressive company! Fantastic lens!

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      manfield3 6 years ago

      Loved all the pictures! Nice Job!

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      LabKittyDesign 6 years ago

      What a great/sad idea for a lens. Glen Buxton deserves to be on here somewhere...

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      I love 1950's music so good luck with your Squidoo page. I liked it.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      I have really enjoyed the show. Thanks for the entertainment. :)