70’s

The Kinks’ Ray Davies turns 80

With The Kinks, Ray Davies sung and played on some of the most memorable songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The band, “outsiders” on the British Invasion music scene, influenced important music movements such as Punk Rock and Britpop and remain relevant ever since their hit “You Really Got Me” played for the first time. Ray Davies turns 80 today

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Lionel Richie turns 75

Lionel Richie popularity remains untouchable since he first became famous as the lead singer for the Commodores back in the 1970’s. He co-wrote “We Are The World” and some of the most memorable Pop anthems of the 1980’s, today he turns 75

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Singer-songwriter Nilsson was born on this day in 1941

With the 1969 “Midnight Cowboy” movie theme “Everybody’s Talking” Nilsson scored his first big hit. During the 1970’s, he became one of the most popular singer-songwriters while at the same indulging in excess together with John Lennon. Nilsson was born 83 years ago

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Bonnie Tyler turns 73 today

Bonnie Tyler’s signature song remains the 1983 “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”, but the husky voice singer scored several other hit songs throughout the decades. Today she turns 73

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Tom Jones turns 84 today

Tom Jones career has now spanned six decades, and he has literally done everything in the music business, from hit singer to Variety shows to Las Vegas appearances and even as a coach in The Voice on recent years. Today the “Delilah” singer turns 84

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Top 10 Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs

Creedence Clearwater Revival was first formed in 1959 by lead singer and guitarist John Fogerty with his high school friends Stu, Doug and his brother Tom and during the late 1960’s became one of the biggest Rock bands in the world. John Fogerty turns 79, check 10 of their best songs

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan 83rd 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 83 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Diane Keaton turns 78 today

One of the most iconic actresses of all time, Diane Keaton starred in several hit and acclaimed movies such as “The Godfather” and “Annie Hall”. She was born on this day in 1946

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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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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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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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The legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads was born on this day in 1956

The Quiet Riot founder and Ozzy Osbourne’s band first guitarist, Randy Rhoads, is regarded as defining heavy metal lead guitar. He played a key role on developing Ozzy’s solo career signature sound and has influenced countless guitar players over the years. Randy passed away in 1982 at 25 but his strong legacy lives on. We recap his life and 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 Poetry in “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Yes there was poetry on the Sex Pistols lyrics, “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols” it’s not merely the biggest Punk album of all time that still serves as a mold for Punk bands and artists, it’s an album that gives you an imagery of what the organic and original Punk movement was through music and lyrics

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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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In 1978 “KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park”

During the Halloween season of 1978 KISS makes their film debut on “KISS Meets the Phantom of The Park”, a TV movie made for NBC that features the band as their stage characters. Despite the bad reviews the movie had ever since it’s release, it has now attained cult film status

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“The Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar turns 76 today

He is one of Rock’s most celebrated singers, Sammy Hagar, has had a career filled with success, as a member of Montrose, Van Halen and a solo artist, and reportedly he even played the first Rock concert that another legendary Rocker ever attended. Today Sammy turns 76

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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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Revisiting John Lennon’s “Imagine”

Released in September 1971 in the U.S and on October 8th, 1971 worldwide, “Imagine” it’s definitely John Lennon’s most popular solo album, it includes some of his most enduring and famous songs such as “Imagine” and “Jealous Guy”, we revisit this enduring Rock classic

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Top 10 Best Tom Petty Music Videos

Besides being a brilliant singer and songwriter, Tom Petty also was a very visual artist, he produced some of the best and most iconic music videos. We’ve put together 10 of his best music videos to celebrate his life and legacy to music, 6 years after he left us

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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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Looking back at Sting ‘s career

Sting has been one of the most successful artists in the world for well over 4 decades now. He became a well known name back in the late 1970’s as frontman for The Police with whom he recorded 5 hit albums between 1978 and 1983. He released his first solo album in 1985 making a total now of 12 solo albums. Today, Sting turns 72

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The short life of Punk Icon Darby Crash

Darby Crash still may not be as famous as Sid Vicious, but both Punk Rockers were connected by a dysfunctional and controversial life that was cut too short. We remember the Los Angeles Punk Rock icon born 65 years ago today and look back at his life and career

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The Life And Career Of The Boss 

Bruce Springsteen turns 74 today He is known as The Boss and has been an enduring Rock music force over the last 40 years. A political and social voice and folk poet, Bruce Springsteen has come a long way since the release of his first record in 1973. We look back at his life and career

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Rock icon Joan Jett turns 65

One of the most influential rockers of all time, she started out as a member of the all-girl band Runaways, and scored her biggest hit in the beginning of her solo career in the 1980’s with “I Love Rock N’ Roll”

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It’s Hard Rock Legend David Coverdale Birthday

He came to prominence during the 1970’s as a replacement for Ian Gillan on Deep Purple. He formed Whitesnake, the successful Hard Rock band that had a string of hits during the 80’s such as “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love”. David Coverdale turns 72 today

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