Hello my name is Allen Baar and I have been consumed with Rock Music for as far back as I can remember. I grew up as a child and teenager in the 60’s and 70’s. In those days my Mom and Dad had an awesome “stereo”. The stereo was comprised of a large collection of receivers, amplifiers, very large speakers (I’m talking about speakers that doubled as chairs), and turntables. Below their stereo was a vast collection of albums (vinyl records) that included artists such as Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Credence Clear Water Revival, The Beatles, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones and many others. I not only loved to listen to those albums but I was also intrigued about how those singers and bands became superstars. I was also fascinated by the “cool” lives those superstars lead after they became rock stars.
Through my posts I want to share with you what I have learned about the rise, the fall, the trials and tribulations, the addictions, the wacky relationships, the wild parties, and in some cases the unfortunate early deaths of the celebrated legends of Rock’n Roll.