Legendary producer Jimmy Miller was born on this day in 1942

Jimmy Miller was responsible for producing The Rolling Stones string of hit albums between 1968 and 1973, but aside from the work he did with the Stones, he also produced several landmark albums. He was born on this day in 1942

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The Jefferson Airplane co-founder and guitarist Paul Kantner was born on this day in 1941

Paul Kantner, who wrote many of the band’s best songs, co-founded the Jefferson Airplane in 1965. He had one of Rock’s longest careers and contributed immensely to the 1960’s West Coast sound. We look back at his life and career

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Heart singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson turns 65 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 65 today

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The influential and legendary John Cale turns 77 today

Ever since he formed The Velvet Underground back in the 1960’s, that John Cale has had a long and productive career contributing immensely to the Alternative and Art Rock music scene. Today he turns 77

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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 76th birthday

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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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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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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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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 his 65th birthday, check out the Top 5 John Travolta Movies

The famous actor John Travolta was born on this day, February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey. On his 65th birthday, check out the Top 5 John Travolta Movies

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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 69

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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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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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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 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 Ballad Of Alice “Super Duper Alice Cooper”

“Super Dooper Alice Cooper” is an essential documentary to watch 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 Kinks’ founder and guitarist Dave Davies turns 72

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 72nd birthday

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Folk singer Melanie Safka turns 72

Melanie Safka was part of the American Folk music artists scene, however, unlike Joan Baez, Melanie failed initially to succeed in the U.S. From performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, she got inspiration to write her biggest hit “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”. She turns 72 today

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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 63

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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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 73 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 67 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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Influential photographer Francesco Scavullo was born on this day in 1921

One of the most influential photographers of all time, Francesco Scavullo captured dozens of iconic celebrities and artists throughout decades such as Madonna, Christopher Reed, Sting, Janis Joplin, Joe Dallesandro, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol among others. We’ve put together a gallery with some of his most iconic photographs

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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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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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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 40 years after his untimely death, celebrate Elvis life, on the day of his 84th Anniversary by looking at some of his best and most iconic photos.

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The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger turns 73 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 73

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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 72nd anniversary we’ve put out a special feature

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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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A New Approach: 10 Of The Best Classic Albums with Novelty Packaging

We look back at some of the best novelty packaging on albums, with a list of 10 famous ones that became iconic not just for their music only but also due to the unique cover art and packaging on this list

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The  Doors Studio Albums With Jim Morrison Rated And Reviewed 

We’ve rated, reviewed and tell you some of the back story behind all the six Doors studio albums made with Jim Morrison between 1967 and 1971

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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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In 1969 Led Zeppelin’s”Whole Lotta Love” was released as the debut single of the band in the US

The opening track on the band’s second album, “Led Zeppelin II”, “Whole Lotta Love” was released in the United States on November 1969, but despite ruling the music scene during the 1970’s, the song became the band’s only top 10 single in the US

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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 30 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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The legendary self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” Little Richard turns 86 today

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. ” said Little Richard once. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, with his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship, he laid the foundation for Rock N’ Roll, his music played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres. We couldn’t imagine Rock music without Little Richard. He celebrates 86 years old today, we look back at his life and career

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On this day in 1971 there was literally “smoke on the water” on Lake Geneva during a Frank Zappa concert

The famous Montreux Casino in Switzerland was engulfed by flames during a Frank Zappa concert and later immortalized on the Deep Purple’s song “Smoke On The Water” who were there on the spot, it happened on this day in 1971. Learn more about one of Rock’s most legendary moments

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The Life And Career of the legendary Ozzy “Prince Of Darkness” Osbourne who turns 70

With Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne pioneered the Heavy Metal genre during the 1970’s, his unique and sometimes insane lifestyle along with his distinguishable vocals and mannerisms have granted him a special place in Rock history and turned the man into an icon. Today the “Prince Of Darkness” Ozzy turns 70, we recap his life and career

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Remembering the Rolling Stones Sax player Bobby Keys 

Bobby Keys is mostly remembered for the work he did with The Rolling Stones since the 1970’s until 2013, the legendary sax player who played the “Brown Sugar” solo among many other famous sax parts for several Rock songs and artists, passed away at age 70 in 2014

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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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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 17 years after his passing in 2001

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The Sex Pistols brings the Punk to the masses when they appeared on British TV twice on the same day in 1976

In 1976, British TV gave the Sex Pistols airtime twice in the same day, the band were guests on the BBC’s Nationwide show and starred on a documentary about Punk on ITV’s “The London Weekend”

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The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born 76 years ago 

Today marks the 76th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix. We look back at his life and career and how he changed the game for Rock guitarists and his enduring influence and popularity 48 years after his untimely death

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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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“Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, the John Lennon and Elton John collaboration peaks to No.1 on the Hot 100

Together with Elton John, “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” gave Lennon his first and only solo No.1 in the U.S during his lifetime. Read the story behind it

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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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Influential singer-songwriter Neil Young turns 73 today

Neil Young first rose to prominence as part of the Buffalo Springfield in the late 1960’s. He was pivotal in the development of Folk Rock and Grunge Rock and pioneered many different music trends throughout the years. He turns 73 today

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Looking back at the epic “Led Zeppelin IV”

“Led Zeppelin IV” it’s possibly Led Zeppelin’s most well known album or at least the one that most people starts off with when introduced to the band. We look back at this absolute Rock classic

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The Iconic Acid Queen Grace Slick turns 79 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 79

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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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It’s the “Stone Alone” Bill Wyman Birthday

He is one of Rock’s absolute icons, an essential part of the Rolling Stones early sound and music, though he quit the band in 1993, Bill Wyman it’s still seen as the “official” Stones bass player. Today, the “Stone Alone” turns 82

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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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Revisiting David Bowie “”Heroes””:  A musical photograph of the cold and grey Berlin

“”Heroes”” was released on October 14th, 1977 as the second album of the “Berlin Trilogy, the album followed the same style of Rock/Electronic fusion that was made in it’s predecessor “Low”, this was a new Bowie created genre, as the RCA advertisement for the album stated: “There’s Old Wave. There’s New Wave. And There’s David Bowie”

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Revisiting Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial “Last Tango In Paris”

46 years after it’s original release, the reputation of Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Last Tango In Paris” featuring Marlon Brando and Maria Scheneider still lives up to it’s enduring controversy

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“Don’t Stop’ Til You Get Enough”, a prelude of what was to come in Michael Jackson’s career

“Don’t Stop’ Til You Get Enough” that was included on his album “Off The Wall”, it’s a milestone on Michael Jackson’s career at many diverse levels, it reached No.1 on the U.S Hot 100 on October 13th, 1979 and included for the first time some of Jackson’s future trademarks

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“The Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar turns 71 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 71

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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 the John Lennon’s debut solo album “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band”

Recorded and released in 1970, on the aftermath of The Beatles break up, John Lennon distances himself on purpose from all the musical structure The Beatles did, the result is a brilliant masterpiece

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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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How the Sex Pistols destroyed two contracts with two major record labels and end up a (then) smaller one

In 1976 The Sex Pistols were the hottest Punk band for record labels to sign, but major’s EMI who signed them on October 8th, and A&M dropped them way before the end of their contracts giving small label Virgin the opportunity to sign them for good. Find out why

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The surprising fact that connects The Beatles “White Album” and the Sex Pistols “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Besides the great music both albums have, the 1968 acclaimed “The Beatles” and 1977 seminal Punk record “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”, are connected through a very important detail that some people might not be aware of

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The Led Zeppelin Folk Adventure: “Led Zeppelin III” 

“Led Zeppelin III” was a turning point on Led Zeppelin’s career. Their third album released on October 5th, 1970, unlike it’s predecessors “I” and “II”, was mostly based on acoustic and folk songs

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Remembering The Shocking Blue’s Unique Singer Mariska Veres On Her Birthday

Mariska Veres was one of the most recognizable female voices in Rock, she was also the first Dutch proper Rockstar when her band Shocking Blue achieved worldwide success in the late 60’s and early 70’s with “Venus” Mariska was born on this day 71 years ago

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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 and look back at his life and career

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Looking Back At Glam Rock Icon Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music on his Birthday

One of the earliest Glam and Art Rock expressions of the 1970’s, Roxy Music’s first hit, “Virginia Plain”, made the U.K Top 5 in 1972, and was followed up with several hit singles such as “Ladytron”, “Do the Strand” and “Street Life”. We look back at some of Bryan Ferry’s recording career highlights

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Looking Back At Michael Douglas Career On His 74th Birthday

The son of Hollywood royalty, Michael Douglas built a solid career and name for himself without having to live in the shadow of his parent’s success and over the last  40 years he has done some of the Cinema’s history most memorable movies and  iconic characters

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Looking Back At Linda McCartney’s Photographic Work On Her Birthday

She is better known as being the wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, with whom she got married in 1969, however, Linda McCartney had already built a successful career as a Rock photographer during the 60’s photographing names such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors among many others

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The Life And Career Of The Boss 

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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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 successfull 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 66 today

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Jim Morrison is sentenced to 6 months of hard labor on this day in 1970

On March 1st, 1969, The Doors play one of Rock History’s most infamous concerts at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida in what came to be known as the “Miami Incident”. On September 20th, 1970 Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor

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Remembering Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Tom Fogerty

Tom Fogerty died on this day in 1990, he was the brother of John Fogerty and played rhythm guitar in the band that achieved immense worldwide success during the late 60’s and early 70’s with their unique blend of country and psychedelic rock

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Legendary Radio DJ John Peel was born 79 years ago

One of the most important DJ’s in modern music history, the British John Peel left a strong and enduring legacy from a career that had as much impact and importance as the thousands of band’s he promoted

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“No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks” Alice Cooper scores their first major hit with the rebellious “School’s Out” in 1972

Due to it’s lyrical content, at the time, some radio stations banned Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” from their airwaves, but despite that, it still climbed it’s way into the charts

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The Metal God Rob Halford turns 67

The charismatic lead singer of Judas Priest owns one of the most powerful wide-ranging voices of all time which he has been using very well since the 1970’s in defining Heavy Metal and he has also contributed immensely to the LGBT community and cause after coming out in 1998

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Guitarist Ed King dies at age 68

Ed King was a former member of the 1960’s Psychedelic Rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and later from Lynyrd Skynyrd, scoring several hits with the both bands, including the 1967 Psychedelic Rock “Incense and Peppermints” and 1974 “Sweet Home Alabama” both co-written by him

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The Top 10 Clash Songs

Joe Strummer, one of the leading figures of the Punk Rock movement, was born on 21 August 1952. He formed and fronted The Clash between 1976 and 1986, leaving a valuable legacy in Rock music that remains fresh and continues to influence new generations

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