As British Beatlemania exploded in the fall of 1963, there was little time for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Beatles[/lastfm] to savor it. As November began, they embarked on an autumn tour of Britain, which had them playing […]
We love those exhaustive tour listings we often find on the Internet, whether they’re officially sanctioned by the bands themselves or a labor of love by dedicated fans. They provide a look back in rock-n-roll […]
Few artists in rock history reinvented themselves as completely as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robert Palmer[/lastfm] did between the mid-’70s and the mid-’80s.
There are people who will tell you that 1984 was one of the best music years of all time. They just might be right. This week in 1984, we witnessed a harmonic convergence of two […]
It was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s more awkward moments, but it was followed by one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most glorious days. Both involve rock’s most famous singer and what is arguably his most […]
On this Father’s Day weekend, let’s keep it simple, with some of our favorite artists and who their fathers were.
Today is [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]‘s 70th birthday. At an age, and with a bankroll, that would permit him to hole up on an island to be served grapes by scantily-clad female devotees, Dylan continues to […]
By now you probably know that singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Phoebe Snow[/lastfm] died last month at age 60. She’s best known for the 1975 hit single “Poetry Man,” although in the wake of her death, many more […]
This week in 1982, “Ebony and Ivory” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm] hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would stay there for seven weeks, tying [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joan Jett[/lastfm]‘s “I Love […]
Who can forget the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Incredible String Band[/lastfm] and their famous performance at Woodstock? Everyone, apparently. Their performance does not appear on any of the Woodstock albums and they’re not in the movie, either. But […]