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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The Later Years 1992-1994: Kurt Cobain his life and style in photos

Kurt Cobain, that sung on the song “Stay Away” the line “Rather Be Dead Than Cool/ Fashion Stinks, Fashion Style”, end up developing a personal style reflected on his clothes and hair that remains trendy and copied by many around the world

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The Early Years 1967-1992: Kurt Cobain his life and style in photos

Kurt Cobain, that sung on the song “Stay Away” the line “Rather Be Dead Than Cool/ Fashion Stinks, Fashion Style”, end up developing a personal style reflected on his clothes and hair that remains trendy and copied by many around the world

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Prog Rock version of Springsteen’s “Blinded By The Light” goes No.1 on this day in 1977

“Blinded By The Light” was originally written and released by Bruce Springsteen, but it was through Manfred Mann’s Earth Band that the song went No.1 in 1977

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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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Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor turns 63 today

With Duran Duran, Andy Taylor reached the pinnacle of his success during the 1980’s, but the guitarist has had also a successful solo career collaborating with many other artists and with Power Station back in the 1980’s. Look back at Taylor’s life and career on the day he turns 63

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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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Controversial and multi-faceted Rapper, Rocker and Actor Ice-T turns 66 today

Ice-T had a troubled early life but emerged as an influential artist during the 1980’s Hip Hop music scene. From Rap to Hip Hop, to Rock and Metal, Hardcore Punk to Pop, Ice-T it’s one of the most eclectic musicians and also an awarded actor. Today he turns 66

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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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Manfred Mann scores a No.1 in the UK on Valentine’s Day 1968 with Dylan’s cover of “The Mighty Quinn”

“The Mighty Quinn” was originally written and recorded as a demo by Bob Dylan in 1967 under a different title, the Manfred Mann version reached No.1 on Valentine’s Day 1968. Learn more about the background of this popular song

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The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” was first released on this day in 1967

The double A-side single release of “Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” is perhaps the greatest single release ever. Simultaneously the beginning and pinnacle of The Beatles Psychedelic period, the importance of the two songs to Pop and Rock music history is undeniable

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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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Robbie Williams turns 50 today

Singer Robbie Williams was born on February 13, 1974, in Stoke-on-Trent, England. At 16, he was selling double glazing when his mother told him about an audition for a boy band. He would help earn Take That six No. 1 singles and three No. 1 albums. His single from it, “Angels,” sold more than 800,000 copies and spent over three months in the UK’s top 10.

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Henry Rollins turns 63 today

Henry Rollins was born on February 13, 1961, in Washington, D.C. his parents divorced when he was very young and was mainly raised by his mother. He was working at an ice cream store when he caught his first big break. At a Black Flag show in New York, he jumped on stage and sang a song with the band.

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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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On this day in 2012 Whitney Houston passed away at age 48

Whitney Houston was the most awarded female act of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide, one of music’s greatest voices, she passed away on this day in 2012 at age only 48. We remember her voice and music through the concert Live At Yokohama Arena, Japan 1991

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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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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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Remembering Cliff Burton, the talented Metallica original bassist on his birthday

Cliff Burton is often regarded as one of the irreplaceable Metallica core members, the music he made with the band it’s also often regarded as being their best and most creative period, he was born on this day in 1962

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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 Beatles became early pioneers on promoting singles through music videos in 1967 when they premier on Top Of The Pops “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”

On February 9, 1967, The Beatles sent promotional films of their new single to be broadcast on Top Of The Pops instead of actually performing it on stage

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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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Looking back at the career of “The Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda was born on 9 February 1909 in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal and was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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Sooner or Later: The great lost power pop song of The Innocents

“Sooner or Later” is one of the great, lost power pop 45s. Issued, according to various discographies, in June 1980, just as the Australian winter set in, it had everything a great 45 should have: a catchy hook, strong lead voice delivering simple, engaging lyrics, counterpoint vocals, polished harmonies, a tidy guitar riff and an endearing sense of joie de vivre that every band wants to emulate but which very few can manage.

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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 Righteous Brothers classic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” became one of the songs of the year on this day in 1965

Written and produced by Phil Spector, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” by The Righteous Brothers went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1965. The song is still considered the prime example of Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound”

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Rick Astley turns 60 today

The British singer became popular during the late 1980’s with songs such as “Never Gonna Give You Up” produced by the famous team Stock Aitken Waterman, despite that in recent years he’s more famous for the “rickrolling”, his career has been much more than that

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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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James’ singer Tim Booth was born on this day in 1960

Tim Booth joined James in 1981 as their lead singer and lyricist. During the 1990’s James found an audience for their Alternative Pop Rock sound that featured songs such as “Laid”, “Sit Down” or “Sometimes”. Booth was born 64 years ago

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In 1968, when Psychedelic Rock ruled the charts, The Lemon Pipers reached No.1 on the Hot 100 with “Green Tambourine”

In 1968 the Psychedelic Rock revolution was alive, loud and well. Ohio based band The Lemon Pipers scored a big international hit with “Green Tambourine” that peaked to No.1 on the Hot 100 on February 3, 1968

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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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Former Sonic Youth guitarist and co-founder Lee Ranaldo turns 68

Together with Sonic Youth, Ranaldo released many influential Alternative Rock albums ever since their beginning during the early 1980’s in the New York Underground music scene. The guitar sound of Lee Ranaldo played a key role on the band’s signature sound. Lee Ranaldo turns 68

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The Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo turns 58 today

During the early 1990’s, Stone Temple Pilots became one of the biggest Alternative Rock bands in the world, producing hits such as “Plush”, “Creep”, “Crackerman” or “Interstate Love Song”, founding member and bassist Robert DeLeo turns 58 today

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On this day in 1959 Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa

On February 2nd, 1959, just a few hours before the tragic plane crash that killed them, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, three of the rising stars on the Rock N’ Roll scene, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, during the infamous Winter Dance Party Tour.

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Shakira turns 47 today

Shakira has one of the most impressive music careers of the last 20 years, the hot Colombian singer became worldwide famous during the early 2000’s with the song “Whenever, Wherever” and ever since she’s unbeatable. We look back at her career and some interesting facts about Shakira, on the day she turns 47

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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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In 2007 an unreleased Jim Morrison song is used by Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party to publicize the dangers of Global Warming

During his lifetime, Jim Morrison most probably never heard or talked about Global Warming, however, one of his unreleased songs was used decades after his untimely demise by Perry Farrell’s project Satellite Party to publicize the dangers of it

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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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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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Some interesting facts about “Down Under” by Men At Work that went No.1 simultaneously on two countries in 1983

“Down Under” by Men At Work it’s one of the 1980’s greatest Pop and Rock songs that put the whole world singing to Australian slang. Read some interesting facts about this iconic song that reached No.1 in several countries around the world between 1982 and 1983

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How did Jim Morrison got busted in Las Vegas and escaped a last minute “private” off-duty cop meeting

Jim Morrison was one of the most controversial Rock Stars of all time. During his short life that ended at 27, he was arrested 7 times, 5 of those happened during The Doors most successful years, including the one time in Las Vegas on this day in 1968

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On this day in 2016, two of the Jefferson Airplane original members, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away at the same age

In 2016, the music world lost several of it’s most influential and popular artists, it was a bizarre sequence of losses that started with David Bowie and culminated in George Michael, and on January 28th, in oddly enough, two of the founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away at the same age of 74

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The Sigue Sigue Sputnik “Space Cowboy” Martin Degville turns 63 today

The provocative and eccentric Martin Degville came to prominence during the 1980’s as the lead singer and mastermind of the British Electronic/Space Pop band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. We look back at his life and career on the day he turns 63

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Faith No More’s amazing frontman Mike Patton turns 56

Mike Patton is one of the most versatile and diverse musicians, throughout his career he has sung and played several musical styles, and since he joined Faith No More in 1989 also became one of the most influential Rock singers multiplying himself through several side projects. Celebrate his 56th anniversary by watching two amazing Faith No More concerts

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A Rock classic was born on this day in 1956, when Elvis Presley releases “Heartbreak Hotel”

“Heartbreak Hotel” was his first release on RCA on January 27, 1956, right after leaving Sun Records, it’s one of the most covered songs not only in Rock music but on other genres too and gave Elvis Presley his first international hit. Find out what the song is really about

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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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In 1965 with the song “Downtown”, Petula Clark becomes the second British female singer to score a No.1 hit on the U.S music charts

The songwriter Tony Harsh was inspired by the New York City downtown when he composed the song “Downtown” and reportedly intended to offer it first to The Drifters. Find out which future Rock legend played guitar on the Petula Clark’s famous song

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In 1986 A-ha became the first Norwegian band ever to peak to No.1 on the U.K music charts with “The Sun Always Shines On TV”

Released on December 16, 1985, “The Sun Always Shines On TV” was the third single taken from their debut album “Hunting High And Low” and is regarded as one of their finest songs and for some, far superior than “Take on Me”

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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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Bizarre and eye-catching Klaus Nomi was born on this day in 1944

Klaus Nomi was a famous German singer-songwriter and actor, who was born on January 24, 1944, in Immenstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Nomi was a visionary artist with a stunning sense of humor that filled up the two studio records recorded in his lifetime with campy New Wave-inflected pop songs like “Simple Man” and “Lightnin’ Strikes,”

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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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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 influential Blues artist Lead Belly was born on this day

Lead Belly was the first American Blues artist to achieve success in Europe, he was born in 1888, wrote a large part of his repertoire while doing time in prison and became one of the most influential artists to musicians from all genres including the Alternative Rock and Grunge bands of the early 90’s.

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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 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 Beatles enter the mainstream U.S charts for the first time in 1964 with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”

The 1964 Hot 100 chart attack of The Beatles with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” kicked off the Beatlemania in the U.S. The single became the band’s best selling one worldwide and still regarded as a Rock music staple

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The Bangles founder and guitarist Susanna Hoffs was born on this day in 1959

Susanna Hoffs turns 62 today. She remains best-known as the lead singer and guitarist with the well-known pop group the Bangles, but Hoffs has also enjoyed an impressive career as a solo artist and a collaborator with a wide range of artists

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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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Who was the first recording artist to cover a Beatles song?

Sixty one years ago, on 11 January 1963, The Beatles released their second single, and the world would never quite be the same again. A few days after its release, it entered the UK charts, buoyed by a television appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars. Climbing rapidly and continuously over the following weeks, it hit the top spot on the New Musical Express charts on 23 February, giving the band their first UK number one hit (don’t believe the Official Chart Company – it really was a number one hit!). By then, the band had already recorded their first album, and other artists were queuing up to cover their songs. Which leads to a conundrum, and a controversial quiz night question: Who was the first recording artist to cover a Beatles song?

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Revisiting Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum” 

It’s a common a place for music fans to consider 1970 “Black Sabbath” the first Metal album but San Francisco band Blue Cheer were the first ones to change the game when they released their influential album “Vincebus Eruptum” on this day in 1968

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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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Celebrate Dave Grohl’s 55th birthday with the Top 12 Foo Fighters music videos

Dave Grohl became famous as the drummer for Nirvana during their most successful years from 1990 to 1994. With Nirvana he recorded the studio albums “Nevermind” in 1991 and “In Utero” in 1993 and with the Foo Fighters he has enjoyed a continuous successful career since their debut in 1995. To celebrate Dave Grohl’s 55th birthday we’ve put together 12 of the best and most entertaining Foo Fighters music videos

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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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Johnny Cash plays a legendary live concert at the Folsom State Prison on this day in 1968

After his 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues”, Johnny Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison and on January 13th, 1968 he finally played a live concert at the Folsom State Prison in California that became one of Rock and Country Music seminal moments

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Zack de la Rocha, the lead singer of the 1990’s politically charged Alternative/Metal band Rage Against the Machine celebrates 54 today

Zack de la Rocha became famous back in the early 1990’s as the lead singer for Alternative/Metal band Rage Against The Machine who back then were notable for their political protest songs with explosive and controversial lyrics. The band came to prominence with their successful debut album “Rage Against the Machine” released in 1992 and that included the songs “Killing in the Name” and “Bullet in the Head”

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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 influential Long John Baldry was born on this day in 1941

Long John Baldry might be remembered by some only for his 1967 hit “Let The Heartaches Begin”, but he was much more than that. He gave some of the first professional opportunities to artists such as members of The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Elton John and served as their mentor; Elton adopted John as his name to honor him. We look back at his influential life and career on his birthday

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The Bangles founder and guitarist Vicki Peterson was born on this day in 1958

Vicki Peterson founded The Bangles together with with her sister Debbi Peterson, and Susanna Hoffs and during the 1980’s enjoyed a worldwide wave of success with songs such as “Manic Monday”, she was born on this day in 1958

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Nirvana delivers an explosive performance at Saturday Night Live on this day in 1992

On January 1992 Nirvana appears on Saturday Night Live and deliver a memorable performance that included “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Territorial Pissings” and…french kissing

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One of the biggest music festivals in the world, Rock In Rio, kicked off 39 years ago today

The first ever edition of Rock In Rio took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on January 11th, 1985, and for 10 days a parade of Rock stars such as Queen, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne or Rod Stewart among others played for a crowd of an estimated 1.4 million people

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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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Top 12 1960’s Jimmy Page songs as a session musician

To celebrate the 77th birthday of the legendary Rock God Jimmy Page we’ve selected the Top 12 1960’s tracks where he’s featured as a session musician, from Nico to David Bowie to Petula Clark to The Who and even Shirley Bassey, Page left a deep mark on the 1960’s Rock and Pop scene even before he was famous

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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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The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger turns 78 today

Like every other member of The Doors, Robby Krieger had an important key role on developing the band’s unique sound. He wrote some of the band’s greatest hits such as “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Touch Me” and “Love Her Madly”, today he turns 78

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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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Why “Blackstar” must not be remembered as David Bowie’s goodbye album

With “Blackstar” Bowie achieved to recap his whole career, it’s an ensemble of every music style he ever tried, there is a little something from every phase, but, again, it’s not a copy, that’s the perfection of it, it’s an evolution

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The Style And Fashion Of David Bowie: The Next Day 1980’s-2010’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: 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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Remembering Sun Records founder Sam Phillips on his birthday, a man who changed the music world

Sam Phillips had a pivotal role on the initial success of Rock N’ Roll music during the 1950’s with his label Sun Records, that served as a launching platform for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner among others, we look back at some of the highlights of Sun Records history on his 101st anniversary

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The influential and unique Michael Stipe turns 64 today

Michael Stipe was pivotal in the development of the Alternative Rock music and remains to this day a huge influence singers, songwriters and artists in general . He formed R.E.M. with guitar player Peter Buck in 1979 and the band was one of the first to successfully cross the boundaries of Indie music to the mainstream. Today Michael Stipe turns 64

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The flawless and timeless debut album of The Doors

“The Doors” was released on January 4th, 1967 and remains a timeless and fresh Rock album, featuring classics such as “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” , “Light My Fire” or “The End”, this was one of the breakthrough albums of 1967 and one that embodies The Doors signature sound the most. We revisit one of the most flawless debut Rock albums of all time

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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 beautiful actress, musician and singer Tia Carrere celebrates 57 today

Tia Carrere’s big screen breakthrough role was as Cassandra, Wayne Campbell’s girlfriend in the 1992 comedy “Wayne’s World”, what some people might not know is that as a singer and musician, her talent has been recognized with a Grammy Award

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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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The extraordinary Bo Diddley was born on this day

Bo Diddley created a signature guitar playing style that keeps influencing Rock music to this day and influenced artists from Buddy Holly to the New York Dolls. We look back at the career of one of the most influential Rock guitarists of all time on 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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On December 1967 The Doors perform on The Jonathan Winters Show

On December 1967 at the peak of their success, and already counting with two controversial incidents in their career, The Ed Sullivan Show and the New Haven Jim Morrison’s stage arrest, The Doors were booked to perform The Jonathan Winters Show and delivered two songs. Watch the performances

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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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The Danish born Metallica co-founder and drummer Lars Ulrich celebrates 60, watch and listen to some of his best drumming performances

Born into a family of professional tennis players, Lars Ulrich career was until 16 oriented to also be a professional Tennis player but watching Deep Purple in concert as a child changed it all

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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 Last Christmas Of George Michael

One of the biggest music stars and icons of the last four decades, George Michael left us on Christmas day seven years ago. We look back at his life and career and remember his strong legacy as an artist and human being.

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50 Unexpected Christmas Albums Covers created by AI

The AI revolution has begun. Although it’s not perfect yet, it offers us a glimpse into the future and, occasionally, a good laugh. Here are 50 humorous fictional Christmas albums from artists like David Bowie, Nick Cave, The Doors, Courtney Love, Joy Division, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, Sid Vicious, and Cradle of Filth.

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Fairyale Of New York

There are some songs that hit you like a bullet the first time you hear them, sweeping you away into their world and eating into your emotional core, only to be washed away with time as over-exposure, over-praise and over-familiarity dull their brilliance to the point where you could happily never hear them again.

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The singer songwriter, former Italian Top Model and France’s First Lady Carla Bruni celebrates 56

She was part of 1990’s supermodel pack, dated notable Rock Stars and became herself a singer-songwriter later in that decade. In 2008 , she also became the First Lady of France when after marrying the elected president Nicolas Sarkozy, but as she controversially stated, she wouldn’t had voted for him or his party. Very recently Carla Bruni who turns 56, released “Miss You”, a cover of a song originally sung by one of her old flames

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On this day in 1967 one of the most legendary Christmas parties for Rock fans took place in London

On December 22nd, 1967, Christmas On Earth Continued featured an All Star line up that shockingly didn’t had the expected attendance, with names such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd among other very strong names, a future huge Rock Star and perhaps the world’s most legendary Rock DJ ever. Check our article to see how much you’d had to pay to attend this amazing Christmas party

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Joe Meek’s “Telstar” performed by The Tornados becomes the first US No.1 by a British group in 1962

“Telstar” was named after the Telstar communications satellite and one of the first sci-fi-influenced pop songs, it became the first No.1 by a British group in the U.S but despite it’s success, it also contributed for Joe Meek’s mental health decline

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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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