Meet Little Stevie Wonder (196...

Apr 2, 2017 by

Behind the unseeing eyes of Little Stevie Wonder there is music and rhythm. As he sits and talks, his hands beat jazz rhythm on imaginary bongos. It seems as if he is giving a beat to a tune playing in his mind.

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Elvis swaps mansion for Army l...

Jan 24, 2017 by

Elvis swaps mansion for Army living Elvis Presley swapped his plush $100,000 mansion for an Army barracks Monday after he breezed...

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Autographs from 11 lost music ...

Jan 17, 2017 by

Here are the autographs of eleven lost music legends, many gone far too soon.

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Jazz music has a remarkable hi...

Dec 18, 2016 by

Jazz has remarkable history as a fad Starting twenty years ago in New Orleans, it has swept from coast to coast and is invading...

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Johnny Cash & June Carter...

Sep 21, 2016 by

June Carter & Johnny Cash are married Johnny Cash and Miss June Carter, country and Western music singers who teamed up on a...

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The private life of Judy Garla...

Aug 17, 2016 by

David Rose was the first of Judy Garland’s five husbands. They met when she was just 17 (and he was still married to Martha...

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Look who’s doin’ t...

Aug 7, 2016 by

N.Y. becomes Twistin’ Town U.S.A. as dance fad grows New York – This city has turned into a twistin’ town. The...

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New on the scene: The Jackson ...

Apr 15, 2016 by

by Louie Robinson Explosive soul brothers from Indiana are hottest young group in entertainment history The No. 1 singing group in...

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Reactions to Elvis’ deat...

Apr 10, 2016 by

Elvis’ Hollywood Blvd star receives respect Placement of producer Bill Burrud’s bronze star in Hollywood...

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A look back at Elvis, from rig...

Apr 10, 2016 by

A view of Elvis… The writer was six years old when Elvis Presley began making his presence felt in the world of music. Now, at...

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Death claims Elvis (1977)

Apr 10, 2016 by

Death claims Elvis King of rock suffers heart failure at 42 Memphis — Elvis Presley, the gyrating king of rock n’ roll...

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Buddy Holly & three other...

Feb 2, 2016 by

Lubbock rock ‘n’ roll star killed Buddy Holly, three others in air crash Ritchie Valens, J P Richardson, Pilot Also Dead...

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The reinvention of Fleetwood M...

Jun 27, 2015 by

Fleetwood Mac gets it together By Kathie Staska and George Mangrum One of the hottest bands in the country, and one of the tightest...

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Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in...

Jun 17, 2015 by

Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in the ’80s Fanzines emphasize the negative side of everything, but still manage to be witty and...

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Before the Summer of Love: Hip...

Apr 16, 2015 by

San Francisco braces itself for influx of hippies Editor’s Note — San Francisco has survived the gold rush and the earthquake,...

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These are the Mamas and the Pa...

Jan 30, 2015 by

These are the Mamas The skinny blonde, model-looking one is Michelle — Michelle Phillips. The hefty one with the full-moon face and...

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Meet big Stevie Wonder (1969)

Dec 15, 2014 by

By Craig Modderno Moving onstage to the Motown beat of his hit songs “Uptight” and “I Was Made to Love Her,” the 18-year-old musician...

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Woodstock through the eyes of ...

Aug 16, 2014 by

This article, published a week and a half after Woodstock, not only highlights the perspective of six Festival attendees, but doesn’t mince words when it comes to the opinion of the nearby Middletown (New York) newspaper.

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Janis Joplin changes the blues...

Jul 27, 2014 by

Nothing stays the same for very long — not the world, not the blues, not love, not a petite young Texas girl who had “such a pretty voice,” according to her mother.

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Bruce Springsteen brings the h...

May 19, 2014 by

To say Bruce Springsteen is a singer would be like saying Roberto Clemente was a baseball player.

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Fleetwood Mac: The best band y...

Apr 30, 2014 by

Unless you’re really following the music scene chances are good you haven’t heard of — or heard, for that matter — the Fleetwood Mac.

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Hall and Oates break through (...

Apr 29, 2014 by

Daryl and John: A shifting mood for the dynamic duo by Michael Barackman As a maid shuffles in time to the music resounding outside...

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Berry Gordy’s Motown Rec...

Apr 5, 2014 by

Berry Gordy, the man behind Motown Records, placed the first pressing of the new Diana Ross recording on the turntable in his dimly lit office here and settled back in his chair to let his musical instincts, which have been spectacularly correct over the years, work for him yet another time.

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Music legend Curtis Mayfield: ...

Mar 29, 2014 by

Influential singer/songwriter/musician/producer Curtis Mayfield died December 26, 1999 at age 57. He passed away at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, from complications arising from diabetes.

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Elvis record sales skyrocket f...

Mar 12, 2014 by

Record stores in the Los Angeles area reported a dramatic increase in sales of Elvis Presley records Tuesday night.

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The Monkees are coming: Singer...

Mar 12, 2014 by

Like most basically nice – and occasionally nutty – youngsters, The Monkees are in the throes of that “we-have-opinions-too” age. What follows is an exclusive interview granted, under rather mad-cap conditions, on the set.

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Thelonious Monk altered the la...

Mar 8, 2014 by

“Thelonious,” a tune from his very first Blue Note session, had verses fashioned from a single ingeniously hammered note, with three horns playing shifting dissonances behind it. He developed the one-note motif in his solo and then abruptly broke into some pure, old-fashioned Harlem oompah stride.

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How long has it been since we ...

Mar 4, 2014 by

Though their music lives on, how long have these stellar musicians been gone? Find out here — the calculated dates automatically update each day!

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Top 100 Billboard hit songs of...

Feb 27, 2014 by

What were the most popular tunes of the first year of the sixties? Here are Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of 1960!

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The Doors: Love Me Two Times v...

Feb 23, 2014 by

“Love Me Two Times” appeared on The Doors’ 1967 album, Strange Days. In 1968, the song peaked at number 25 on the...

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Root Beer Rag: Billy Joel tour...

Feb 22, 2014 by

In 1984, Billy Joel toured East Coast and Midwest cities, starting January 18 in Providence, Rhode Island. Here’s the tour program!

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The Monkees make friends with ...

Feb 17, 2014 by

The Monkees starred in a series of Kool-Aid TV commercials (and some print ads) during 1969 and 1970, after Peter Tork had left the group. Here’s a look back at three of the spots!

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Dad takes dare: Attends Beatle...

Feb 3, 2014 by

The Beatles proved again Saturday night that their singing, if it can be called that, provokes mass hysteria in the young

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Elvis & Sun Records Studi...

Jan 12, 2014 by

Here is the Sun Records Studio, where Elvis Presley got his break into the music business in 1954. Sun Studio was opened by rock...

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Young Elvis: Elvis Presley as ...

Jan 8, 2014 by

Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Here are some photos from the legendary singer’s...

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“Just You, Just Me”...

Nov 29, 2013 by

“Just You, Just Me” is a song that was first performed in 1929 movie Marianne. The tune by Jesse Greer (music)  and...

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Rickrolled? Subscribe to Star ...

Nov 19, 2013 by

Was this the earliest recorded instance of Rickrolling? You sign up for a magazine… and get a Rick Astley cassette — the...

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Concert review: The Doors were...

Nov 18, 2013 by

The Doors, musically, were somewhat a jar By Preston Reese By the time the Doors’ Jim Morrison mounted the Long Beach...

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So your last name is Johnson&#...

Nov 13, 2013 by

So you’re a Johnson It’s a mighty clan, outnumbered only by the Smiths. Meet some members worth claiming as kinfolk and a...

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