60’s

Five of the Best Dennis Hopper movies

One of the most influential actors of all time, Dennis Hopper left a valuable and timeless film legacy as an actor, writer and director. We look back at five of his best movies on the 88th anniversary of his birth

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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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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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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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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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The Who’s Roger Daltrey turns 80

One of the most legendary and iconic Rock singer and frontmen ever, Roger Daltrey influenced and continues to influence generations of singers, with his unique vocals and charismatic stage presence

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Doors sign with Elektra Records in 1966

The Doors are now one of the biggest Rock bands of all time, they also have some of Rock’s most enduring music that includes classics such as “Light My Fire”, “People Are Strange” or “Riders On The Storm”, however they struggled to find a label that considered them worth of being signed to

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British singer and actress Lulu turns 75 today

She’s an icon for the 1960’s Swinging London and has had a career filled with success over the last 50 plus years. From the “Shout!” hit to host her variety TV Shows in 1960’s, to Eurovision winner and to work with David Bowie in the 1970’s, we look back at her career

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Motown’s Eddie Holland turns 84 today

Eddie Holland was a member of the famed Motown songwriting and production team Holland–Dozier– responsible for much of the Motown Sound and hit records by Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers, among others. Today he turns 84

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The Iconic Acid Queen Grace Slick turns 84 today

Never a stranger to controversy, Grace Slick is one of the first female rock stars, alongside her close contemporary Janis Joplin, that played a very important role in the development of rock music in the late 1960’s. She fronted Jefferson Airplane and composed Rock classics such as “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit”, today The Acid Queen turns 84

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A Carnival Of Light And Sound

The recording sessions for “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” between 1966 and early 1967 produced many outtakes and other songs that were not meant to be used in the album, among it “Carnival Of Light”.

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The Life and Career Of Nico

From Berlin to Chelsea Hotel, model, actress, singer, Warhol Superstar, Rock Star lover were just some of the roles Nico lived during her short but intense life. She is best remembered as one of The Velvet Underground’s vocalists on their debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” but Nico’s stunning songs and solo career left an undeniable influence on modern music. We look back at her life on her 85birthday

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Why was the amazing “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” only released 28 years later after it was filmed

One of Rock’s finest moments, the TV special “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” was projected by The Rolling Stones to be a blend of Rock music and Circus acts and as a promotion for their album “Beggars Banquet”, featuring a parade of Rock stars such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Who and Eric Clapton among others. However the band shelved the film until 1996…find out why

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Remembering TV Pioneer Ed Sullivan

“The Ed Sullivan Show” remains the mother of all varieties shows. More than 40 years after it’s end, the show remains a favorite among Pop Culture fans and culturally relevant. The man behind and in front of the show, Ed Sullivan, one of modern TV pioneers, he passed away on this day in 1974

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The Amazing Career Of P.P Arnold 

She is best known for her 1967 hit “First Cut Is The Deepest” but she’s far from being one hit wonder, P.P Arnold turns 77 today and for over 50 years she has been writing music history. Find out why

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Chubby Checker is 82 today

Chubby Checker introduced new dance crazes to the mainstream during the early 1960’s, most notably, “The Twist” that made everybody in the whole world dancing to it. the legendary Chubby is 82 today

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Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” Goes No.1 in 1964

One of Roy Orbison’s signature songs, “Oh, Pretty Woman” the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, it had a resurgence in 1990 when it was used as the title song for the movie “Pretty Woman”

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The Strange Days Of The Doors

The Doors are to this day one of the most influential rock bands that ever existed, no doubt about it, even if you don’t like their music, but their influence spreads beyond rock music and beyond music even. In this article we’ll explore The Doors second album “Strange Days released on September 25th, 1967

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Celebrating Mama Cass Elliot Birthday

Mama Cass Elliot continues to be one of the most popular and iconic pop singers ever. Her recognizable vocals and charisma helped many of The Mamas & The Papas songs achieving a popularity that endures to this day

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Bill Medley turns 83 today

Bill Medley’s distinctive voice is noted for his bass-baritone voice in songs such as The Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”, “Unchained Melody” and the 1980’s classic “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”

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10 Of The Best Horror Movies of the 1960’s & 1970’s

The 1960’s and 1970’s were a golden age for Horror cinema, countless classics were produced during a 20 year period that influenced directors and writers for years to come and remain a part of our collective imagery. We’ve created a Top 10 list with some of the best and essential Horror movies of the 1960’s and 1970’s, just a glimpse of the good movies those two decades produced

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