Canadian singer Terry Jacks starts a surprising three week run at No.1 on the U.S Hot 100 with “Seasons In The Sun”

The english rewriting of Brel’s “Le Moribond,” “Seasons In The Sun,” sold 14 millions copies worldwide, but despite that, it’s still considered by some one of the worst pop songs ever recorded

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On October 1970, a Portuguese magazine publishes an article on Jimi Hendrix’s death and how his girlfriend is about to give birth to his child…

A few days after Jimi Hendrix’s death, the Portuguese magazine Antena published an article about his early demise and how despite the tragedy his son “Jimi Hendrix Jr.” was about to be born from no more no less than Mick Jagger’s girlfriend at the time, American singer Marsha Hunt, that in fact was expecting Jagger’s first child

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Remembering Johnny Cash, The Man In Black

The iconic “Man In Black” is among the most well-known and beloved American singer-songwriters to have ever lived and his storied career continues to inspire a new generation of artists from all musical genres

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career on his 81st birthday

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Legendary performer Nina Simone was born on this day in 1933

The Amazing Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. Simone released a bevy of albums like “The Amazing Nina Simone” (1959), “Nina Simone Sings Ellington!” (1962), “Wild Is the Wind” (1966) and “Silk and Soul” (1967).

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Legendary Tony Iommi, “the man who invented the heavy metal riff”, turns 76 today

He’s one of the most influential, respected and legendary guitar players of all time. Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi was born 76 years ago today, we look back at his life, career, and influence. Also watch Black Sabbath live in Paris, 1970

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The Legendary Lee Marvin was born on this day in 1924

Lee Marvin, it’s one of Hollywood’s biggest movie legends, but he also was a man who had many sides to him. War soldier, actor, singer and even the first Hollywood advocate for Gay Rights. We look back at his life on his birthday

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On this day, 22 years apart, both Harry Nilsson in 1972 and Mariah Carey in 1994, climb to No.1 with Badfinger’s song “Without You”

One of the most famous Pop ballads of all time, “Without You” by Badfinger, has been covered and recorded by over 180 artists, however, was through Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey that the song met it’s most famous versions

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Yoko Ono turns 91 today

The artist Yoko Ono is most famous for her marriage and relationship to John Lennon, but she has had a long and productive artistic career on several fields and her experimental music influenced many of the early Alternative Rock and Art Rock movement

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On his 70th birthday, check out the Top 5 John Travolta Movies

The famous actor John Travolta was born on this day, February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey. On his 70th birthday, check out the Top 5 John Travolta Movies

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Alejandro Jodorowsky: A Visionary Journey in Film, Art, and Spirituality

Alejandro Jodorowsky, the Chilean-French filmmaker, artist, and spiritual guru, is a singular force in the world of cinema. He created surrealist and visually rich cinematic masterpieces such as “El Topo” and “Holy Mountain” developing an unique style while never surrendering to the mainstream. He celebrates 95 today

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Remembering the artist and politician Sonny Bono on his birthday

Sonny Bono helped to launch Cher’s career with their successful duo Sonny & Cher back in the 1960’s, with a string of hits such as “I Got You Babe” or “The Beat Goes On”. But he also wrote many songs for other artists and had an active acting career and later in his life, also as a politician. Look back at Sonny Bono’s life

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The Rolling Stones Studio albums 1964-1974

A look back at the Stones albums released during their most creative and enduring period

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Remembering the legendary Florence Henderson on her birthday

Actress Florence Henderson was born on February 14, 1934, in Dale, Indiana. Henderson moved over to television and became The Tonight Show’s first female guest host. In 1969 she landed the role that made her a household name, Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” which ended in 1974.

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“Black Sabbath”: Unleashed on Friday the 13th February, 1970

What could be more appropriate for Black Sabbath to release their self-titled debut in 1970 than a Friday the 13th? On this day, Sabbath unleashed an album that revolutionizes the 1970’s music scene and music history forever. We revisit the outstanding Black Sabbath debut

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The creative Peter Gabriel was born on this day in 1950

The Genesis founder and former lead singer Peter Gabriel has had a very successful solo career since the 1970’s and won a big place on Pop Culture’s imagery through his creative music videos. Today he turns 74

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Remembering Ray Manzarek, the legendary and influential co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors

Ray Manzarek was the working mastermind behind The Doors, he kept the legacy running during decades after lead singer’s Jim Morrison demise. We look back at his life and career on what would be his 85th Birthday

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In 1970 John Lennon becomes the first solo Beatle to appear on Top Of The Pops when he performs his single “Instant Karma!”

John Lennon was officially still a Beatles member when he performed his hit single “Instant Karma!” on BBC’s Top Of The Pops. The song, which is considered one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history scored a big hit for Lennon and remains one of his most popular ones

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David Bowie releases “Sound And Vision” in 1977

On February 11, 1977, one of David Bowie’s most revolutionary and famous songs, “Sound And Vision” was the first single to be released from the album “Low”, the Experimental Electronic-Rock adventure of the Berlin period. The back vocals on the song were done by a very special singer

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Remembering Burt Reynolds on his 88th birthday, check the Top 5 Movies

Today we celebrate the movies of Burt Reynolds on what would be his 88th birthday. Here are Reynold’s top 5 best films over his 60-year career.

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Grammy-winning singer Roberta Flack turns 87 today

Roberta Flack was born on February 10, 1937, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She is known for her #1 singles “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, and for “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You”, two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.

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The talented singer-songwriter Carole King celebrates 82, listen to seven of her best songs

Since the early 1960’s she has scored 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and her own album Tapestry remains one of the biggest best sellers of all time

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The Doors’ Solid Rock of “Morrison Hotel”

On February 9, 1970, The Doors redefine and reinvent themselves with a solid Rock album that was a drastic departure from their previous (and failed) attempt at making orchestral music. We look back at this timeless Rock classic that even inspired the name of a famous restaurant chain

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Psychedelic Rock Dutch Rock band Shocking Blue peaks to No.1 on the U.S Hot 100 in 1970

“Venus” remains Shocking Blue’s signature song, the Dutch band enjoyed a wave of global success during their years active as a band, they were the first Dutch band to score a No.1 song on the U.S Hot 100

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The Raw Power in “Raw Power”: The Ultimate Proto-Punk adventure by Iggy and The Stooges

Produced by David Bowie and Iggy Pop, “Raw Power” is the ultimate definition of Proto-Punk Rock. Released on February 7, 1973, it remains a historical document of a golden age

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The Ballad Of Alice “Super Duper Alice Cooper”

Alice Cooper celebrates 76 years old today. Celebrate the icon’s birthday by watching “Super Dooper Alice Cooper”, an essential documentary that will give you a better glimpse of the man behind Alice Cooper, the persona that almost drove Vincent Furnier to death

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The Father of Zombie film George A. Romero was born 84 years ago today: Remembering five of his very best movies

In 1968 the writer, producer, director and editor, released in his own producing company the number one Zombie movie of all time, Night of the Living Dead

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The Kinks’ founder and guitarist Dave Davies turns 77

Dave Davies founded The Kinks in 1963, the band went on to became one of the 1960’s most successful Rock acts with songs such as “You Really Got Me” and “All Day, All Night”. We look back at Dave Davies life and career on his 77th birthday

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Remembering the actress and sex symbol Farrah Fawcett born on this day in 1947

During the 1970’s the actress Farrah Fawcett became one of the most popular sex symbols in the planet, all thanks to an iconic 1976 photo that shows her in a red one-piece bathing suit and to her memorable role in Charlie’s Angels

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The Legend Of Sid Vicious: Live Fast, Die Young

Sid Vicious perhaps remains the most important Punk Rock icon of all time, but the price he paid for his immortality came earlier when he passed away from an overdose on February, 2nd 1979 in New York, aged only 21. We look back at his life and career on the day that marks the anniversary of his untimely death

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Remembering Lisa Marie Presley on her birthday

The daughter of the ultimate rock legend of all time, Lisa Marie Presley was in the limelight all her life, not always for the best of the reasons. From the loss of her father at age 9, to a disastrous marriage to Michael Jackson in the 90’s, the weight of the Presley name brought her bitterness at times, and ultimately ended up in tragedy

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The Sex Pistols Punk icon John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten turns 68

His rebellious image and fashion style led to him being asked to become the singer of the Sex Pistols by their manager, Malcolm McLaren in 1975. The band lasted less than three years but left behind a giant footprint on Rock N’ Roll history. The iconic John Lydon was born on January 31st, 1956

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The retired and acclaimed actor Gene Hackman celebrates 94

Throughout his career, Gene Hackman made film history by playing some of the most memorable roles ever in movies such as “French Connection”, “Superman: The Movie” or “Mississippi Burning”

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Remembering The Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin 

With the Jefferson Airplane, Balin wrote several of Psychedelic Rock most enduring classics, and also split lead vocals with the two lead singers, first Signe Toly Anderson during the band’s first two years, and then with Grace Slick

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Too Beautiful to Die: The short life of the world’s first supermodel

Born on January 29, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gia Marie Carangi is widely considered to be the first supermodel. While paving the way for models like Elle MacPherson and Cindy Crawford to achieve superstardom, Gia’s beauty introduced her to the temptations of fame, to which she could not help but fall, victim. On November 18th, 1986, Gia Carangi passed away, her battle with AIDS proving too strong for the 26-year-old.

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The importance of David Bowie’s first visit to America

On January 27th, 1971, despite his fear of flying, David Bowie gets on a plane for a flight across the Atlantic for the first time financed by his label Mercury Records to go on a promotional tour of his album “The Man Who Sold The World”. Despite being unable to perform due to work visa restrictions, Bowie made the most out of this trip and it was there he started to plan his next career move

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Influential singer and songwriter Neil Diamond celebrates 83 – check five of his famous songs that were big hits for other artists

Neil Diamond’s career has been filled with hits not only for him, but for other artists who recorded his songs, from UB40 to Deep Purple

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Actor and comedian John Belushi was born on this day in 1949

John Belushi was born on January 24, 1949, the comedian and actor is best known for his “intense energy and raucous attitude” which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

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David Bowie’s Station To Station: The creative side effects of the cocaine

After the much successful incursion into soul music with the album “Young Americans”, Bowie explored new and experimental sounds with “Station To Station” released on January 23, 1976 with his Thin White Duke alter-ego at full steam. Though recorded in Los Angeles, the influential album can be regarded as the preparation for the then upcoming “Berlin Trilogy”

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Actress Diane Lane turns 59 today

Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York City and is an Oscar nomination for her role as a wayward wife in 2002’s Unfaithful. Lane has since worked more box office magic with romantic fare like Under the Tuscan Sun and Nights in Rodanthe, with additional projects including Secretariat, Man of Steel

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The Punk Rock mastermind Malcolm McLaren was born 78 years ago

His Portuguese grandmother used to tell him “To be bad is good… to be good is simply boring”, and Malcolm McLaren followed those words throughout his life. He was responsible to bring Punk to England and help to spread it around the world. The creator and mastermind behind the Sex Pistols was born on this day in 1946.

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Revisiting the classic soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever”: Disco doesn’t necessarily need to suck

The soundtrack to the 1977 movie “Saturday Night Fever”, made people dance to the unlikely Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony”. It’s perhaps the greatest Disco album ever made, we revisit the historical record on the day that it started a 24 week run at No.1 on the U.S albums charts

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The KISS Starchild Paul Stanley turns 72 today

Much has been written about Paul Stanley, he’s the Starchild, one of the most iconic alter-egos and characters in Rock music. With KISS, Paul Stanley has led a career that has earned him millions of followers around the globe. The pinnacle of his success was back in the 1970’s but today, Stanley remains one of the biggest Rock Stars in the world

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On this day in 1988 The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Paul McCartney decided to not show up

When The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, there was still an ongoing feud among the members that most people weren’t aware of

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The Life And Career Of Janis “Pearl” Joplin On Her 81st Birthday

She paved the way for the modern female Rock Star, through her attitude, looks, and voice, her unique vocals and charisma have placed her on the Rock Stardom Pantheon, we look back at the force of nature that was Janis Joplin on the day that marks her 81st birthday

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15 Quotes By Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin only lived for 27 years, but those years were as intense as it gets. She loved to sing, she loved to live and she loved to see people having fun. She also gave many society outcasts a voice not just through her singing but also her own personal words. We’ve assembled 15 quotes by one of Rock’s most ferocious voices ever

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The actress Tippi Hedren turns 94

Tippi Hedren’s memorable screen debut was in the Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” in 1963, but the professional relation between both ended abruptly while the actress filmed her second movie with the famed director in 1964, due to serious accusations made by Hedren, who’s also the mother of other famous actress, Melanie Griffith

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The iconic country music singer Dolly Parton was born on this day in 1946

Dolly Parton singer, songwriter, and actress was born in Tennessee, 78 years ago today. She is best known for her hits “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Islands in the Stream” and her films “9 to 5” and “Steel Magnolias”

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The Rolling Stones former guitarist Mick Taylor celebrates 75: Listen to 12 of his best songs with the Stones

Mick Taylor joined the Stones in 1969 ate age 20 to replace the band’s founder and multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and his onstage debut with the band ironically took place in the now famous Hyde Park Jones tribute two days after the original Stone death

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The Spanish born entertainer Charo turns 73

Born in Spain, Charo became one of the biggest names in the American entertainment during the 1970’s, though famous mostly for her singing and comedy skills, as a child she studied classical guitar and was mentored by one of that field’s great performers, Andres Segovia

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“Have You Ever Feel You’re Being Cheated?” The Sex Pistols play their final gig with Sid Vicious on this day in 1978

By 1978 the Sex Pistols were already the leaders of the Punk Rock music movement, but on January 14th, during their infamous American Tour, the band decided to call it quit and played their last show at the San Francisco Winterland

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The Village People iconic “Red Indian” Felipe Rose turns 70 today

Felipe Rose, one of Village People’s original members and also one of the most recognizable ones as the “Red Indian”, remained in the group since it’s beginning until 2017, having scored worldwide hits with songs such as “Y.M.C.A”, “In The Navy” and “Macho Man”. Today he turns 70

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The legendary Rod Stewart celebrates 79. Listen and watch the music videos from 12 of the best songs

Rod the Mod came to prominence during the 1960’s as part of the London’s explosive music scene and later as a member of The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, but as a solo artist, he achieved an impressive number of hits, including 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

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David Bowie: The Essential Discography

One of Rock and music biggest legends, David Bowie left us a deeply rich and eclectic legacy. We picked some of his best records on this list

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The Beach Boys: Holland

Fifty years ago on January 8th, The Beach Boys released their Holland LP. Their fourth album since leaving Capitol Records in 1970, it was also the third in a series of albums that had sought to move them away from the sun and surf image that had dogged them since the sixties and to reposition them as a serious, progressive music band.

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David Bowie Birthday Special

A visionary since the very beginning of his career, David Bowie was the legit Pop and Rock chameleon, he was Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, The Thin White Duke and so many others, his influence can be be heard, seen and felt in every artistic expression. To celebrate his 77th anniversary we’ve put out a special feature

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The Style And Fashion Of David Bowie: Sound And Vision 1970’s – 1980’s

David Bowie was during his lifetime one of the most influential musicians and songwriters but he also was an icon for style, visual and fashion that understood from an early stage of his career the importance of both the music and visual worlds

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The Style And Fashion Of David Bowie: Changes 1960’s-1970’s

David Bowie was during his lifetime one of the most influential musicians and songwriters but he also was an icon for style, visual and fashion that understood from an early stage of his career the importance of both the music and visual worlds

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The Eternal King Of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935

Elvis Presley still holds his title as the King Of Rock N’ Roll even over 46 years after his untimely death, celebrate Elvis life, on the day of his 89th Anniversary by looking at some of his best and most iconic photos.

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Pink Floyd’s “Crazy Diamond” Syd Barrett was born on this day in 1946

Syd Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd and had a key role in developing their early sound between their Psychedelic and experimental period. He was the main vocalist and songwriter until he left the band in 1968. We look back at Barrett’s life and career.

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Sir George Martin was born on this day in 1926

Sir George Martin became famous as The Beatles producer, he produced all their studio albums except for “Let It Be” and had a very important key role on helping them developing their signature sound. He was born on this day in 1926

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The 1960’s counter-culture icon Country Joe McDonald celebrates 82 today

In 1967 with West Coast Psychedelic Rock band Country Joe & the Fish, Joe McDonald released the controversial anti-war anthem “The “Fish” Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” that became emblematic of the 1960’s Woodstock generation as well as the Vietnam veterans of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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Remembering The Queen Of Disco Donna Summer on her birthday

One of the most influential dance music singers of all time, Donna Summer was born on this day in 1948. She had an impressive successful career that included a string of hit singles during the 1970’s such as “I Feel Love” and “Hot Stuff”

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Iconic Andy Warhol Superstar “Little” Joe Dallesandro was born on this day in 1948

Joe Dallesandro became one of the absolute icons of the underground culture during the 1960’s and 1970’s, he starred on some of the most memorable Andy Warhol movies and is one of the most famous Andy Warhol’s Superstars, his looks and image have influenced style and fashion for decades now, today he turns 75

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70 Photographs of Joe Dallesandro: An enduring fashion and style icon

An underground icon, a gay subculture icon and a style icon, with his unique sense of fashion and sensuality, Joe Dallesandro has been one of the most influential men on style and fashion since he first became an Andy Warhol Superstar in the late 1960’s. We’ve put together 70 of Joe’s best photographs to celebrate his birthday

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The influential rocker, poet and performer Patti Smith celebrates 77

From Courtney Love to Madonna to R.E.M, Patti Smith’s work has inspired and influenced artists throughout the decades, ever since the release of the 1975 album “Horses”, keeping up an exceptional artistic integrity despite the success her name achieved

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1960’s icon and Rolling Stones muse Marianne Faithfull celebrates 77

Marianne Faithfull first came to prominence in 1964 with the Jagger/Richards penned “As Tears Go By” and shortly after became Mick Jagger’s steady girlfriend for over three years until drug addiction stroke her life costing her voice

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The Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight turns 85

The actor, who’s also the father of Angelina Jolie, played several memorable roles throughout his career but his signature role and the best remembered may be that one of Joe Buck in the 1969 classic “Midnight Cowboy”

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The musical and lyrical perfection of “Songs Of Leonard Cohen”

The debut album by Leonard Cohen was released on this day in 1967, besides containing many of Cohen’s most beloved and oft-covered songs, it’s musical and lyrical perfection

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Horror classic “The Exorcist” premiered on this day in 1973

Horror classic “The Exorcist” stands as one of the finest of it’s genre and gained a cult following that lasts to this day, based on the William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name, it premiered on this day in 1973

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Remembering the recording studio wizard Phil Spector- Listen to 10 of his essential studio masterpieces

Phil Spector was born 84 years ago today and aside of the controversies and scandals that surrounds his personal life, it is undeniable the influence and contribution that the creator of the “Wall of Sound” gave to music, producing and sometimes co-writing songs for artists such as The Ronettes, Ike and Tina Turner, The Beatles, John Lennon and the Ramones among others

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The Bee Gees brothers Maurice and Robin Gibb were born on this day in 1949

The Bee Gees remains one of the most popular of all time, since the begging of their success during the late 1960’s with a string of Pop hits such as “Words”, “Massachusetts” and “To Love Somebody” till their crowning as Disco music kings during the 1970’s. Twins Maurice and Robin were born on this day in 1949

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Remembering the Psychedelic Rock guitar legend James Gurley

James Gurley was one of the San Francisco Psychedelic Rock scene most distinctive guitarists, and with Big Brother and the Holding Company he recorded enduring 1960’s Rock classics such as “Summertime” or “Piece of my Heart”. But the experimental Detroit guitarist had a different life orientation and goal shortly before he moved to San Francisco in the 1960’s

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Jane Fonda Turns 86

Actress, TV celebrity, Sex Symbol and activist, Jane Fonda has been in the spotlight over the last six decades as one of the most famous women in the planet. We look back at her life and career on the day she turns 86

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Remembering the Beach Boy Carl Wilson on his 77th anniversary

Together with his brothers Brian and Dennis, Carl Wilson made the Beach Boys one of the most successful Rock bands of all time, he wrote and sung lead vocals on many of the band’s hits including “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows”, we look back briefly at his productive and influential career

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The Legendary Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940

Frank Zappa is one of the most influential musicians of all time with one of the most diverse and vast bodies of work, with a career that spanned for over 30 years, he was one of the 1960’s most revolutionary artists. He lived a life dedicated to music, arts and performing. Today would had been his 83rd anniversary, we recap his life and career

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Stanley Kubrick’s Dystopian Future Masterpiece “A Clockwork Orange” premiered on this day in 1971

Based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel of the same name, Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian future masterpiece “A Clockwork Orange” premiered for the first time on December 19th, 1971 in New York City, we look back at one of the greatest movies ever made, that has and keeps playing a very important role on Pop Culture throughout the years

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The Life and Style Of The Legendary Keith Richards in Photographs

The Stone Keith Richards it’s eternal, for decades he has embodied the spirit of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll”, he also has been a fashion icon since the 1960’s, we revisit on photos his life and style that continues to influence fashion and looks today

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The Top 5 Steven Spielberg movies on the day the legendary director turns 77

Steven Allan Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The Legendary Human Riff Keith Richards celebrates 80 today

Keith Richards has been nicknamed “Keef” and The Human Riff”, one of The Rolling Stones founder, he is a strong survivor and he embodies the Drugs, Sex and Rock N’Roll motto. Today, Keith turns 80, we look back briefly at his life and career

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Big Brother And The Holding Company guitarist Sam Andrew was born on this day in 1941

Guitarist Sam Andrew emerged from the San Francisco Psychedelic Rock music scene during the 1960’s, he formed Big Brother And The Holding Company, that achieved big notoriety with Janis Joplin as a vocalist. He was born on this day in 1941 and we recap his life and career

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The legendary Bad Company and Free vocalist Paul Rodgers turns 74 today

Paul Rodgers owns one of the most powerful and influential vocals in Hard Rock. He came to prominence at a very young age with Free in the late 1960’s and was even thought once to replace Jim Morrison in The Doors. Today he turns 74

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ABBA’s co-founder and songwriter Benny Andersson turns 77, look back at 10 of the very best songs from the Swedish Pop music phenomenon

ABBA was formed in 1972, and quickly became a Swedish Pop sensation, but their international breakthrough came in 1974 when the band won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with “Waterloo” and for eight years, the band scored an impressive string or chain, of No.1 hits all over the planet

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Influential Rock drummer Carmine Appice turns 77 today

Carmine Appice came to prominence during the 1960’s as part of the Psychedelic Rock band Vanilla Fudge, but his career after that has been one of the most diverse and influential in Rock music, being credited as one of the main pioneers and developers of the Heavy Metal and Hard Rock drumming technique. Appice was born 77 years ago today, we briefly recap his career.

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Remembring the 1960’s Fashion icon, actress and singer Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin emerged as a model and actress from the Swinging London scene and ended up in Paris as a singer with Serge Gainsbourg where in 1969 she recorded the controversial duet “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus”. An icon of style and beauty, Birkin was born 77 years ago today

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Top 10 Best Rock and Pop Christmas Songs

The 1970’s and 1980’s were a strong and fertile ground for Pop and Rock artists to do Christmas songs and turning it into memorable No.1 hits, while not all of the songs on this list are from those decades and not all made it to No.1, they all are memorable and have resisted the test of time for decades

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A Punk Rock Dismissal: “London Calling”

Like most musical trends and waves, Punk Rock was short lived comparatively to other musical styles, and short lived in the sense that by 1979 all the original Punk bands decided to put an end to it, being by disbanding, mellowing down or to fusion into other styles such as Ska

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Remembering the Canadian actor Christopher Plummer 

He’ll be forever known as the famous Captain Georg von Trapp from the 1965 classic “The Sound of Music”, but Christopher Plummer, who was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Canada, had a successful career that earned him numerous awards and nominations, a passion of acting that endured until the end of his life

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The Doors play their last concert with Jim Morrison at The Warehouse, New Orleans in 1970

In late 1970, The Doors were recording what would be their final studio album with Jim Morrison. Five days after Jim Morrison’s 27th birthday, on December 12th, the band plays at The Warehouse, a popular venue in New Orleans, without knowing it would be the last time the four of them would play together. Read about that evening and what allegedly happened to the tapes that recorded the show.

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An interview with author Jerry Prochnicky

Jerry Prochnicky is renowned for his contributions to the literature surrounding iconic rock figures. In 1991, he co-authored “Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison,” a highly regarded biography that earned acclaim for its objectivity and thoroughness, as noted by The New York Times. In this interview with Pop Expresso, Jerry Prochnicky shares insights into his life as a Doors historian and discusses the inspiration behind his latest book “Let Them Photograph Your Soul. A Visual Biography of Jim Morrison,” a book that stands out in the plethora of publications about the band, by offering a unique perspective through a compilation of rare and previously unseen photographs.

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Jim Morrison 80th Anniversary Special

To celebrate the 79th anniversary of the legendary and iconic Jim Morrison, we’ve put together six articles about his life and work, including a recap of his short but significant life, a quiz, a review of all The Doors six studio albums with Morrison, a collection of his best quotes and more

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27 Quotes by Jim Morrison

During his short lifetime, Jim Morrison gave many interviews and recorded several parts of his poetry. His opinions or insights were often deep, philosophical and visionary and circled around the subjects of freedom and death. We’ve assembled 27 quotes, which is a symbolic number for his 27 years of life, that will give you food for the soul

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Jim Morrison: The Eternal Rock Poet

Together with The Doors he made some of the best and most timeless music in Rock, he lived fast, only 27 years, believing the “road to excess” would lead to the “palace of wisdom”. We look back at his influential life and career

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In 1969 Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” was released in the US

The opening track on the band’s second album, “Led Zeppelin II”, “Whole Lotta Love” was released in the United States on November 1969, but despite ruling the music scene during the 1970’s, the song became the band’s only top 10 single in the US

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A Banquet After The Trip: Revisiting the 1968 Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet”

The “Beggars Banquet” LP it’s part of what people usually call “The Rolling Stones Golden Period”, that saw the releases of sequential stunning and influential albums by the band, this was also the last album featuring Brian Jones as an active member of the band. Released on December 6th, 1968, we revisit this enormous Rock classic

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Roy Orbison passed away 35 years ago today

The influential singer and songwriter Roy Orbison left a more than thirty years legacy of absolute music classics such as “Crying”, “In Dreams”, “Oh Pretty Woman” and “You Got It”. On December 6th, 1988 Orbison passed away suddenly at the age of 52. We recap his life and career

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The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Free Festival: The final stab on the 1960’s peace and love generation

December 6th, 1969 became one of the darkest days on Rock history, along with the Manson Family murders, The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Free Festival in California, gave the final stab on the 1960’s peace and love generation

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The Essential 12 Walt Disney Classics

Check this 12 absolute Disney classics to celebrate the 122nd birthday of the, sometimes controversial, but also important figure in the history of animation and cultural history.

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Dennis Wilson, the freedom lover Beach Boy was born on this day in 1944

Dennis Wilson co-founded the Beach Boys with his brothers Carl and Brian as a drummer, but despite the band’s image and name he was the only real surfer on it. Dennis was a freedom lover and a bohemian, he crossed paths with Charles Manson and The Manson Family and recorded a cult masterpiece in 1977 “Pacific Ocean Blue”. Dennis was born on this day in 1944

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On this day in 1971 there was literally “smoke on the water” on Lake Geneva during a Frank Zappa concert

The famous Montreux Casino in Switzerland was engulfed by flames during a Frank Zappa concert and later immortalized on the Deep Purple’s song “Smoke On The Water” who were there on the spot, it happened on this day in 1971. Learn more about one of Rock’s most legendary moments

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The Life And Career of the legendary Ozzy “Prince Of Darkness” Osbourne who turns 75

With Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne pioneered the Heavy Metal genre during the 1970’s, his unique and sometimes insane lifestyle along with his distinguishable vocals and mannerisms have granted him a special place in Rock history and turned the man into an icon. Today the “Prince Of Darkness” Ozzy turns 75, we recap his life and career

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Remembering the Rolling Stones Sax player Bobby Keys 

Bobby Keys is mostly remembered for the work he did with The Rolling Stones since the 1970’s until 2013, the legendary sax player who played the “Brown Sugar” solo among many other famous sax parts for several Rock songs and artists, passed away at age 70 in 2014

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The Doors influential drummer John Densmore turns 79 today

John Densmore is one of Rock’s most unique drummers, he has developed a personal technique in which he blends among other styles Jazz, Tribal beats and Rock. With The Doors he became famous and scored several hits during the late 1960’s. We look back at his life and career

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The iconic “Divine Miss M” singer and actress Bette Midler turns 78 today

From Broadway to Hollywood the famous singer and actress Bette Midler has done it all, the awarded actress has one of the longest and most successful careers on showbiz, from stage plays to musicals to movie dramas, the iconic actress turns 78 today

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The Sex Pistols unleash “the filth and the fury” on BBC’s Today show on this day in 1976

On December 1st 1976, only a few days after two TV appearances, the Sex Pistols unexpectedly returned to the British TV, all because of Freddie Mercury. But the Today show, in which they were a last minute replacement of Queen didn’t end well for the host

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career 22 years after his passing in 2001

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The Sex Pistols brings the Punk to the masses when they appeared on British TV twice on the same day in 1976

In 1976, British TV gave the Sex Pistols airtime twice in the same day, the band were guests on the BBC’s Nationwide show and starred on a documentary about Punk on ITV’s “The London Weekend”

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Let Them Photograph Your Soul: A journey through the life of Jim Morrison through rare photographs

“Let Them Photograph Your Soul” by Jerry Prochnicky, is a must-have for fans of Jim Morrison and The Doors, and anyone with an appreciation for rock history. It beautifully encapsulates the charisma, mystery, and musical prowess of The Doors, making it a visual feast that will transport readers back to the psychedelic era of the 1960s through many rare photographs, artwork and images.

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The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born 81 years ago

Today marks the 81st anniversary of Jimi Hendrix. We look back at his life and career and how he changed the game for Rock guitarists and his enduring influence and popularity 53 years after his untimely death

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Mr. McFeely of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was born on this day in 1938

David Newell was born on November 24, 1938, in O’Hara Township, Pennsylvania, he is best known for playing the speedy delivery man Mr. McFeely. He was the friendly delivery man on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

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“Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) by Pink Floyd is released in 1979

By 1979 Pink Floyd’s Psychedelic and experimental days seemed to have been long gone, with the release of the double album “The Wall”, which was more approachable than some of their early albums, they reached a new generation of fans and developed a new sound that earned them their only No.1 in the US

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The Partridge Family debut single “I Think I Love You” peaks to No.1 in 1970

“I Think I Love You”  was released as the debut single by The Partridge Family pop group, featuring David Cassidy on lead vocals and Shirley Jones on background vocals. It premiered on the first episode of The Partridge Family TV series in 1970 and peaked to No.1 on the Hot 100

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I am a photograph: The many lives of Amanda Lear in images

She rose to prominence as a fashion icon in the 1960s and served as muse to some of modern history’s most iconic figures, including Salvador Dali, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones, but her origins remain one of Pop Culture’s most fascinating enigmas. Explore her fascinating life through over 100 photographs

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