In 1969 the Rolling Stones paid tribute to the fallen Brian Jones in a free concert at Hyde Park

With an estimated crowd between 250,000 and 500,000 fans, the Rolling Stones played a free concert at Hyde Park, London, to pay tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier. Look back at the film of the famous concert

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When The Doors played their memorable Hollywood Bowl concert on July 5, 1968

At the height of their popularity, The Doors played the prestigious Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968, a performance that is now regarded as historical. On the audience, a very special and famous guest wanted to learn how to play and control bigger venues and audiences. Learn more about it and read also more facts about this legendary concert

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The Top 10 Blondie songs on the iconic Debbie Harry birthday

Debbie Harry wrote her name in the history of Rock as one of the most charismatic and popular female Rock singers of all time. With Blondie she had an impressive string of hit singles that remain timeless. Today, the iconic singer turns 73 and we look back at Blondie’s Top 10 songs

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On this day in 1986 Wham! wrote the final chapter on their history

“I think it should be the most amicable split in pop history.” said George Michael announcing the break up of Pop duo Wham!. On the same day of their farewell concert at Wembley Stadium, their final single “The Edge Of Heaven” also peaked to No.1 on the UK singles charts

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Boys on film: Top 15 Duran Duran songs and videos with John Taylor who turns 58 today

John Taylor is one of the most successful figures to come out of the 1980’s New Wave and New Romantic movement, good looks aren’t everything, but for Duran Duran allied with their talent, certainly helped them to rule the 1980’s as the most popular New Wave band in the world with a string of hit songs and music videos. John Taylor turns 58 today

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The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival: An important milestone of counter culture and Rock revolution

The Monterey Pop Festival it’s perhaps the very first blueprint for the modern open-air Rock festivals as we know it, with an estimated 200,000 attending during three days, featuring acts such as Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Janis Joplin with the Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Who, Mamas & Papas, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat and the first major appearance of The Jimi Hendrix Experience in the U.S

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Remembering the legendary music genius Prince with his Top 20 songs

Prince Rogers Nelson was born 60 years ago, one of the absolute pop music genius of all times, he left behind a diverse and enormous body of work. We remember Prince with the list of his 20 best and most popular songs

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan anniversary with his Top 20 songs

Bob Dylan is one of the most important and respected musicians, songwriters and poets of all time, a “voice of a generation” with countless songs that influenced generations of bands and artists including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Today, he turns 77 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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Revisiting The Who’s timeless masterpiece “Tommy”, a perfect example of Rock music as an art form

The Opera-Rock tale of the deaf, dumb and blind boy, mostly composed by Pete Townshend, remains one of the perfect examples of Rock music as an art form. We revisit this influential masterpiece released on May 23, 1969

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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 30 years now. We list what we think are his 10 best songs to celebrate his 59th birthday

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The Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook turns 73 today

Stu Cook rose to fame as the bass player for the legendary Californian band Creedence Clearwater Revival during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s with whom he had an impressive string of Rock hits, today, he turns 73

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 59 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 59 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 organisation

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Revisiting the 1993 Aerosmith’s hit album “Get A Grip”, a timeless record

In 1993 Aerosmith released one of the greatest albums of their career, “Get A Grip”. Featuring a string of hit singles and music videos that blend the band’s Hard Rock sound together with Pop sensibilities and Alternative Rock, making them fit to belong to the 1990’s Rock scene. We revisit this timeless Rock classic by Aerosmith

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The legendary 1964 “T.A.M.I.” The show was released on theaters in the U.K on this day in 1965

“T.A.M.I.” Show (“Teen Age Music International”), was held during two dates on October 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and featured acts such as James Brown, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Chuck Berry among many others. The film of the concert was first released in theatres in December 1964, and on April 19, 1965

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Amy Winehouse makes her debut on American television

2007, Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing ‘Rehab’. The song went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.

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Bob Dylan releases “Subterranean Homesick Blues” single on this day in 1965

Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” it’s one of the most influential songs of all time, but it impacts, which encapsulates the 1960’s social culture, was also felt through the promotional film. Learn more interesting facts on this iconic Dylan track

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Controversial and multi-faceted Rapper, Rocker and Actor Ice-T turns 59 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 59

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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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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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“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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Celebrate Dave Grohl’s 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 birthday we’ve put together 12 of the best and most entertaining Foo Fighters music videos

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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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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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The Motown Soul classic “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” gives Marvin Gaye his first No.1 in 1968 on the Hot 100

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was not initially written for Marvin Gaye, it was rejected as a single by Motown, and only after demanding and heavy airplay on the radio, it was made into a single. Marvin Gaye’s version remains the most acclaimed and popular, it reached No.1 in the Hot 100 on this day in 1968

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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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Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was released on this day in 1984

During the 1980’s Christmas songs made by modern Pop music artists reached a new level when on December 3rd the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid was released featuring some of the biggest Pop stars at the time such as Bono, George Michael, Duran Duran and Boy George among many others

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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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Nirvana performed an unique version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the British TV show Top Of The Pops on this day in 1991

In 1991 Nirvana were invited to play the popular British TV Show Top Of The Pops. Not happy with the show’s demand to lip-sync Kurt Cobain literally tried to swallow the microphone while singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” an octave lower

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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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