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The Top 10 Morrissey songs

Controversial, influential and talented, with The Smiths, Morrissey defined the British Alternative Rock scene of the 1980’s with songs that remain timeless, but he has been leading a very successful and influential solo career of his own for over 30 years now. We list what we think are his 10 best songs to celebrate his 65th birthday

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Guess the Lyrics: Cher

The iconic Cher turns 78. Since the 1960’s that she has recorded some of Pop music’s most memorable songs, alongside with her acting skills. How well do you know the Pop Diva lyrics? Do the quiz and find out!

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The Amazing Miss Grace Jones

Over the last 40 years, many were the artists that were pointed as Queens of Pop, but despite never having scored strings of hits and sold millions of records, the amazing Grace Jones is the righteous Queen and turns 76 today

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Janet Jackson celebrates 58 today

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Jackson released a string of groundbreaking albums and hit singles that turned her together with her older brother Michael on the two most successful solo artists of the Jackson family

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Top 12 Krist Novoselic’s Nirvana Songs

Nirvana revolutionized Alternative Rock during the early 90’s and while Cobain is still remembered as the engineer of Nirvana’s sound, Novoselic’s bass guitar also played an important part in Nirvana’s songs, giving it a solid and distinct beat. He celebrates 59 today.

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The Cult’s frontman Ian Astbury turns 62 today

With his distinctive voice and charismatic stage presence, Astbury has carved out a legacy as one of rock’s most influential figures serving as the frontman for The Cult and by adding his own unique flair to the classic Doors repertoire while fronting The Doors of the 21st Century

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Ten of the Best Stevie Wonder songs

With a career that has spanned for over 60 years, Stevie Wonder has composed some of Soul, Funk and Pop best songs. The once Motown child prodigy and one of the biggest music composers turns 74 today

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Top 10 Songs by The Animals

The Animals, part of the “British Invasion” alongside The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who, owned a distinctive sound that defined and became influential throughout the rest of the 1960’s. The band’s frontman Eric Burdon celebrates 83 today

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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 67th anniversary of his birth

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Steve Albini 1962-2024

His work as a producer yielded some of the most iconic albums in alternative music history, among them are Nirvana’s “In Utero,” Pixies’ “Surfer Rosa,” and PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me”

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Bob Seger turns 79 today

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Seger enjoyed a string of commercial successes, propelled by hit songs like “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll”

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The singer Frankie Valli turns 90 today

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Valli and The Four Seasons dominated the airwaves with songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry” earning widespread acclaim and establishing themselves as one of the most successful vocal groups of all time

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Erasure’s singer Andy Bell turns 60 today

Andy Bell formed Erasure together with former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke in 1985, and since then, the group has gained cult status among fans of Pop and Electronic Pop music due to hits such as “Sometimes”, “Give A Little Respect” or “Stop!” He was born on this day in 1964

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 65 today

The Cure scored several hit songs throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s with their unique blend of Post Punk, Goth Rock and Pop music. They are still as relevant and popular today as they were back then. Robert Smith, co-founder and lead singer turns 65 today

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On this day in 1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert takes place in a crowded Wembley Stadium, featuring an all star line up

In 1992, a few months after Freddie Mercury’s untimely death caused by AIDS, Queen and a group of legendary artists and musicians including David Bowie, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John, George Michael, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi and Robert Plant among many others, gathered to pay tribute to the Queen legend in order to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organization

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Mark Volman of The Turtles turns 77 today

During the late 1960’s Volman scored hits as a member of The Turtles with songs such as “Happy Together” and “Eleanore” and later became also a member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers Of Invention. Today he turns 77

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The talented singer-songwriter Linda Perry turns 59

Linda Perry rose to fame during the 1990’s with the Alternative Rock anthem “What’s Up” unique songwriting talent, led her to write and produce songs for an impressive number of artists from many different genres including Pink, Courtney Love and even Enrique Iglesias

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Celebrated New Orleans-based singer songwriter Lynn Drury is releasing her 10th album of original songs, High Tidevia NolaAmerica on CD, digital download and streaming.

High Tide showcases Drury’s songwriting talents and is further proof that she is in prime form and far from ready to be put out to pasture. Captivating, edgy and sweet, her distinct voice and melodies get in your head and under your skin – sultry, hot and funky, they stick to you and with you like a long night out on the town. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in her catchy tunes.

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The Children… – veterans of such notable ensembles as Swans and Cop Shoot Cop among others – are releasing their second album A Sudden Craving on Erototox Decodings on 12” LP vinyl and digital download.

The resulting music is raw, prickly balm for the soul. An atmospheric montage of aggrieved ballads, plaintive anthems and jagged rockers that couldn’t possibly exist discretely, the essential pieces of an enveloping tapestry that bleeds into itself, cursed and then transfigured.

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Singer, songwriter, and performer Stephen Bluhm who is releasing his sublime second album Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here.

Recorded, mixed, and produced by Bluhm and featuring a host of gifted guest musicians, the orchestral opus is an elaborate aural feast of strings, horns, flutes, piano, reed instruments, and other timelessly evocative musical sounds — ambitious, but intimate and confiding as well. Out of the Nowhere. Into the Here is being released on 12” LP vinyl, CD, digital download, streaming platforms and 2xCD set including both vocal and instrumental versions.

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Remembering the Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 85thbirthday

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In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

The iconic Serge Gainsbourg had a way with the words, never comfortable with the establishment, throughout his life he wrote beautiful memorable songs and poems that continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, poets and artists around the world. To celebrate his anniversary we’ve gathered together 15 memorable quotes by the man himself

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Marvin Gaye’s last hours

On April 1, 1984, Marvin was fatally shot by his father in their Los Angeles home. On the day of the murder, Marvin and Marvin Sr were arguing about a misplaced insurance policy document. At this point, the relationship between Marvin and his father was as heated as ever- Marvin’s sister had moved out of the house just to avoid the conflict.

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In praise of Michel Polnareff

A superstar in his native land for nearly sixty years, a colossal star in Japan, but despite living for many years in the United States, Michel Polnareff is disappointingly little-known in the English-speaking world.

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The 45 rpm Single turns 75

In 1949 RCA Victor introduced the first 45 rpm single. Nowadays, in music, the word single does not refer to vinyl only, but with the vinyl records resurgence in recent years, the original single format has made a comeback

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Stop! It’s MC Hammer’s birthday

“Stop! Hammertime” became one of the most popular and used expressions ever in Pop Culture, all credit goes to MC Hammer when he first used it on his smash hit “U Can’t Touch This”. The artist that brought Rap to the worldwide masses and had one of the quickest risings and falls in the music industry turns 61 today. We look back at his career

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Folk singer and artist Tracy Chapman turns 60 today

Tracy Chapman’s beautifully crafted modern folk songs marked the difference back in the 1980’s. She put Folk and simple songs back in the charts just like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez had made it back in the 60’s. We look back at her career today that she turns 60

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 77 years old, to celebrate it, look back at 20 of his very best songs, from his 70’s classics, to the shift into 80’s modern pop beats and throughout his return during the 1990’s and 21st century to the classic formula that first made him famous

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German singer Nena turns 64 today

As the lead singer for the German new wave band Nena, she had a string of hits during the 1980’s, even topping the US Hot 100 to No.2 with the smash hit “99 Red Balloons”. We look back at her life her career on the day she turns 64

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Heart singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson turns 70 today

Together with her sister Ann, they became the first women to front a Hard Rock band. With Heart, Nancy Wilson scored several hits that are now regarded as Rock classics such as “Barracuda”, “Crazy on You”, “Alone”, “These Dreams” and “What About Love” among others. She turns 70 today

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Revisiting KISS masterpiece “Destroyer”

Released on this day in 1976, “Destroyer” it’s much more than just another KISS album. It’s perhaps their defining record that includes some of their best songs produced by Bob Ezrin. We look back at this absolute Rock classic

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Terence Trent D’Arby turns 62 today

Terence Trent D’Arby had a string of hit singles during the late 1980’s including “Sign Your Name” with his acclaimed debut album “Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby”, today, the singer that has changed his name to Sananda Francesco Maitreya, turns 62

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Quincy Jones turns 91 today

Quincy Jones is mostly known famous for producing Michael Jackson’s best selling albums including “Thriller”, but there’s much more to his six decades career than his contributions to Pop music

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Bobby McFerrin turns 74 today

Bobby McFerrin was born March 11, 1950, in New York, NY. He is best known for his song, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” which reached No.1 in the U.S Hot 100 on September 24th, 1988

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