Music

Aretha Franklin - Aretha - With The Ray Bryant Combo 1961

Aretha Franklin’s earliest reviews from the ’60s

Just 18 years old, Aretha Franklin moves flawlessly in her vocals -- from spiritual, to blues to jazz and to pop; and her ability as a pianist is something more to reckon with. Aretha is the girl to watch!
The Monkees - Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz

The Monkees make us Daydream Believers (1960s)

We knew, even in the beginning, that the Monkees' song 'Last Train to Clarksville' was a good record, and that this new musical group was going to go places whether we liked it or not.
Rocky Horror Picture Show - movie poster

Time Warp back to 1975 for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

In a spangled vest and elbow-length gloves, black bikini, black opera hose and steep ankle-strap wedgies, Tim Curry as Dr Frank N Furter, makes his grand entrance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an outrageous camp musical based on the stage hit.
Disney's Mary Poppins movie - Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews

See the Mary Poppins movie trailer and Hollywood premiere (1964)

Walt Disney hosted the big party at Grauman's Chinese Theater to introduce everybody to a grand lady, 'Mary Poppins,' a personality and a movie which should be ranked among Hollywood's finest. It certainly is high on Disney’s list of favorites turned out by his studio.
Jimi Hendrix Experience band photo

Jimi Hendrix concert is an experience, all right (1968)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience was too much for the ushers who have managed to confine spectators to their seats during the summer series of rock concerts in the Hollywood Bowl. Hendrix heads one of the best trios in rock music, a trio dominated by his screaming guitar and dry husky voice.

Berry Gordy’s Motown Records still flying high (1971)

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 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.
I'm just a bill yes I'm only a bill

I’m Just A Bill – Schoolhouse Rock (1975)

This widely-beloved cartoon music video for 'I'm Just A Bill' came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock, a memorable series of animated shorts that ran with the Saturday morning cartoons.
Xanadu movie poster

Xanadu: A place where dreams come true? (1980)

The music, a blend of '80s pop rock and '40s big-band sound, is grand; the choreography is chrome-plated tackiness (just right) and there is enough glitz and glitter to give you a cornea burn.

Rock ‘n’ roll music: The new teenage dance craze (1955)

This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land -- some crazy thing the kids called rock 'n' roll.

Green Day’s 1995 benefit concert

A May 27, 1995 benefit concert in Oakland for four Bay Area homeless aid organizations marked the band's first home base concert since selling 7 million copies of Dookie.
MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn and JJ Jackson

When MTV Music Television started to rock (1981)

MTV, an around-the-clock television channel aimed at the viewer who grew up on rock 'n' roll, is starting with a library of 400 rock videos -- film or tape clips of bands performing their latest recordings.

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