Upon the news of Elvis Presley’s sudden and untimely death, the nation mourned – and the singer’s records charted again after fans across the country immediately started to buy lots of his albums.
Motown Records wasn’t just a record label – it was a sound. Thanks to their success, we had stars like Michael Jackson, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder & Marvin Gaye.
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.
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.
Maxell was long one of the leaders in the cassette tape world, and produced one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the era, featuring the man fondly (now) known as ‘blown away guy.’
Here’s a look back from 1984 at the career – and huge success – of Billy Joel, along with some insight into what makes his concerts so memorable.
The band Blondie was discovered one night by some wealthy people out slumming after the theatre, and hired to perform at a party in a posh apartment.
This story is about the father of rock ‘n’ roll music. In a decade of American history condemned for its small-mindedness, blandness and apathy, Chuck Berry set the spark. Chuck Berry kindled the flame.
The Jackson Five – explosive soul brothers from Indiana – were the hottest young group in entertainment history, and led to Michael Jackson’s stellar musical career.
Wherever Elvis Presley goes to howl out his combination of hillbilly and rock ‘n’ roll, the lean, 21-year-old Tennessean is beset by teenage girls yelling for him.
In her first special, “Diana!” on ABC. Sunday. April 18th, Diana Ross displays not only her exciting singing talent, but a flair for comedy and impersonation. And in her choice of guest stars — Danny Thomas, Bill Cosby and the Jackson Five — she demonstrates sound judgment as well,
Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Here are some photos from the legendary singer’s childhood! The life of young
A Louisiana boy with the fervor of a music with-the-modern-beat is burning up the radio, television and film industries. He is 21-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis, of Ferriday, Louisiana.
Roy Orbison without sunglasses? Do such photos exist?! Indeed they do, even though once his musical career got established, the multi-talented Orbison was rarely seen without his trademark dark shades. See his actual eyes here!
‘The Sound of Music,’ thanks to superior handling and affectionate care, has made the tricky transition from stage to screen with all its virtues intact. If anything, there is an extra glow of magic to this operetta in its movie offspring.
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.
Sha Na Na: Carefree greasers By Mary Campbell Sha Na Na is starting the 1970s performing the rock music of the 1950s. Why? “It’s carefree
Here is a heartfelt — though dramatized and beautified (and sometimes somewhat inaccurate) — story of Judy Garland’s early life, originally published in 1942. Judy
Jazz has remarkable history as a fad (from 1919) Starting twenty years ago in New Orleans, it has swept from coast to coast and is
The King of the Swingers Louis Prima, a star since the 1930s, was known as “The King of the Swing” — so he was the
New York-born Dick Clark, the pioneering powerhouse in the music and TV industries, was best known to the world for his show American Bandstand, and for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Today Barbra Streisand is the drummer boy leading the charge. Cinderella at the ball, every hopeless kid’s hopeless dream come true.
Here are three vintage articles about Fleetwood Mac, telling the band’s story — often in their own words — from 1969 to 1977.
“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.
Released in October of 1968, “What A Wonderful World” was recorded in the twilight of the great Louis Armstrong’s career. Though not initially a hit
Miss Shirley Temple taps with Mr Bojangles In this clip from 1935’s “The Little Colonel,” watch as 7-year-old child star Shirley Temple dances on the