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!
Are you hot enough to play with Journey? The Journey video game, Escape, was released in 1982 with a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. It wasn’t a spectacular success.
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
The “be-in” was the grandest of all happenings, attracting at least 13,000 of the hip set and perhaps 2,000 spectators. It happened Saturday at the polo field in Golden Gate Park.
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
Johnny Cash kicked off his country-music series, The Johnny Cash TV Show, with guests Bob Dylan, singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw, and comedienne Fannie Flagg. Here, see a video performance with Roy Orbison.
June Carter & Johnny Cash got married on March 1, 1968 Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California) March 3, 1968 Johnny Cash and Miss June Carter,
Was this the earliest recorded instance of Rickrolling? You sign up for a magazine… and get a Rick Astley cassette — the one that opens
So you’re a Johnson: About this surname It’s a mighty clan, outnumbered only by the Smiths. Meet some members worth claiming as kinfolk and a
Here are three vintage articles about Fleetwood Mac, telling the band’s story — often in their own words — from 1969 to 1977.
Fanzines: Chaotic dabblings in the ’80s Fanzines emphasize the negative side of everything, but still manage to be witty and thought-provoking. by Jim Reichenberger One
San Francisco braces itself for influx of hippies Editor’s Note — San Francisco has survived the gold rush and the earthquake, now it’s in for
Studio 54 is arguably the most famous — or at the very least, infamous — nightclub of all time.
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.
“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.
‘Shake It Up’ is a full-fledged quandary by Jon Pareles The new wave groups in the platinum bracket — the Cars, Blondie, the Police —
What were the most popular tunes of the first year of the sixties? Here are Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of 1960!
Here is the Sun Records Studio, where Elvis Presley got his break into the music business in 1954. Sun Studio was opened by rock pioneer
“Just You, Just Me” is a song that was first performed in 1929 movie Marianne. The tune by Jesse Greer (music) and Raymond Klages (lyrics)
The Doors produce drama By Jeff Cox – The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) September 21, 1967 DRAMA, the kind that grabs your lapels and shoves
She’s figuring it out: Lisa Marie Presley by Nancy J Price To much of the world, she needs no introduction: Lisa Marie Presley, the one
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
Louis Armstrong Though the recorder misspelled his name at the top of his record, Louis Armstrong’s registration card showed that he was employed as a
Elvis marries longtime friend Las Vegas, Nevada – Elvis Presley, the Memphis boy who popularized rock ‘n’ roll music and became a millionaire in the