Famous Scottish hard rockers
from Dunfermline, Scotland Active: 1968-present
Original frontman Dan McCafferty left the band in 2013 due
to health problems. He passed away 2 days ago, on 8 November. R.I.P.
The Scots scored big time with their 1975 LP HAIR OF THE DOG,
the one with their memorable cover of Love Hurts (more than
150 million streams on Spotify). The song was written in 1960
by country-soul singer-songwriter Boudleaux Bryant.
But the album’s title track was a hit single too (covered
by Guns ‘n Roses iN 1993). Do you know the banger?
Band: SPIZZENERGI Who: Wicked British combo formed in 1979 and led
by vocalist/guitarist Kenneth Spiers aka SPIZZ.
They also were infamous for changing the band’s name
every year, subsequent names including Athletico Spizz 80,
Spizzoil and The Spizzles. Active: 1979–1982, 1987–1988, 2007–present
Last week rock ‘n’ roll hero JERRY LEE LEWIS passed away, aged 87.
A pioneer of the genre, a piano wizard, a controversial man at times,
and a madman performer.
To honor the great balls of fire icon here’s one of his timeless hits WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON (written by Dave “Curlee” Williams
and sometimes also credited to James Faye “Roy” Hall. The song was
first recorded by Big Maybelle). It was released in 1957, 65 years ago.
Band: PENETRATION Who: Legendary punk misfits from County Durham, England fronted by
the charismatic Pauline Murray – arresting voice, arresting presence – who
also stood out on her own escapades, with her Invisibles Girls. Active: 1976–1980, 2001–present