Vintage Rock writer John Howard pays tribute to Scotty Moore


The guitar that changed the world has been silenced. Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist has died at 84. Scotty, a semi-regular visitor to the UK, had been in poor health for most of this year. Not only did he feature on Elvis Sun and RCA releases, he also appeared with the King on the [...]

Enjoy a FREE Elvis Live in the 50s CD & Book set


This box set is the ultimate tribute to Elvis Presley documenting his shows from the 1950′s. The 3 CD’s represent for the first time ever, the release of the complete collection of archival live concert recordings (including rare interviews and the recently discovered new material) by Elvis Presley in the 1950′s. All of the 82 [...]

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies


Legendary rock’n’roll guitarist Scotty Moore has died at the age of 84. Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s original backing band, died in Nashville on Tuesday after months of ill health. A hugely influential figure in rock’n’roll, Scotty played on dozens of Presley classics including Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Heartbreak Hotel. [...]

Vintage Rock Issue 24 Out Now + FREE CD!

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On sale now in store (£5.99) and online: ( £7.40 P&P Incl.) Here’s an interesting fact: Elvis’s cherished collection of 78s contained within it far more rhythm and blues records than anything else, by a long stretch. Elvis clearly adored R&B, and Johnny Ace, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, ‘Big Mama’ Thornton, The Dominoes, Lowell Fulson, [...]

Win! 3 x bear family records 10″ record bundle

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Bear Family Records are renowned as purveyors of the finest reissues in the business for very good reason indeed, and this issue we have an extra-special treat from this venerable house for three lucky competition winners. That’s right, the ever-friendly folk over at BF headquarters have offered up a sumptuous bounty of strictly mail-order only, [...]

Vintage Rock Issue 23 Out Now

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In this special edition of Vintage Rock we focus on the dawn of rock’n’roll in the UK from the arrival of Bill Haley and ‘Rock Around The Clock’ through to the stars of the British scene – Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, The Shadows, Billy Fury amongst many others. Plus we offer our rundown of 40 [...]

BBC Radio 2 launches 50s pop-up DAB station


BBC Radio 2 is launching a 50s pop-up station as part of its new season of BBC Music called My Generation, which starts this month. The pop-up station will operate from 14th to 17th April and include shows from music legend Sir Tom Jones, Len Goodman, Marty Wilde, Chris Evans and his son Noah, and more. [...]

Vintage Rock presents Buddy Holly Collectors Edition out now!

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Buy a copy here! While many would argue that Buddy Holly is the archetypal ‘unlikely’ rock’n’roll star, we’d argue that this is entirely untrue. The thick black horn-rimmed specs may seem somewhat geeky, but Buddy’s decision to keep them on and defy convention created a lasting trend that still resonates today. Buddy’s quirky image was [...]

Win 1x pair of tickets to se Slim Jim Phantom and Furious live in Liverpool on 22nd April.

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For your chance to catch Slim Jim Phantom and Furious live in Liverpool this April (22nd), all you need to do is answer this simple question below… Survey not working, click here: Create your own user feedback survey

Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ‘If I Can Dream’ UK Tour


After the huge success of last years release of ‘If I Can Dream’, the ‘If I Can Dream’ UK Tour has been announced. Made up of six UK arena dates this November. Featuring the voice of the one and only Elvis Presley, backed by the legendary Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, You won’t want to miss [...]