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Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” is Arguably one of the Groov...

October 16, 2018

Portrait CIRCA 1969: Rock singer Rod Stewart poses for a portrait in circa 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) As many songs do, Rod Stew...

Scary, Spooky Songs of the Sixties and Seventies

October 15, 2018

The 1960s and 1970s were the best eras for spooky, scary novelty songs, and with Halloween just around the corner, now is a great time to remember the creepy tunes that...

Bubblegum Pop Music From the Groovy Era

October 12, 2018

Bubblegum pop music wasn’t just a genre of music produced by well-known artists and groups like The Monkees.  Many of the artists and groups known for producing bubblegum pop mu...

Joe Walsh… More Than Just a Member of the Eagles!

October 8, 2018

Joe Walsh of the Eagles at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, August 19, 1978. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) No doubt that you know Joe Walsh was known for bei...

Unforgettable Songs From the 1960s Era

October 7, 2018

Singer/Inductee Gene Chandler attends the 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, August 21, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Monica Morgan/Getty Imag...

Musicians Who Died in Plane Crashes

October 5, 2018

UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Patsy CLINE; Posed portrait (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) Aviation accidents have been the cause of many fatalities of famous ce...

Who was the Inspiration Behind the Hit Doo-Wop Song, “B...

October 3, 2018

NOVEMBER 02: THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS Photo of BEACH BOYS, Event: Circa '67., Artist: Beach Boys (Photo by David Farrell/Redferns) How many people know the nam...

Donny and Marie Osmond

September 30, 2018

Photo of Donny & Marie Osmond CIRCA 1970: Photo of Donny & Marie Osmond (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The Osmond Brothers began a journey to share their musical talent with the w...

“Little Feat” – Possibly the Most Underrated, Groovy, G...

September 28, 2018

JANUARY 01: L to R: Richie Hayward, Lowell George, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney, Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton - posed, studio, group shot (Photo by RB/Redferns)...

Tanya Tucker and “Delta Dawn”

September 27, 2018

Tanya Tucker attends AOL Build Presents Tanya Tucker Discussing Her North American Tour And Sweet Relief Musicians Fund at AOL HQ on August 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas...

Frank Zappa – He Left His Unconventional Mark on Americ...

September 24, 2018

Frank Zappa (Original Caption) American singer-songwriter Frank Zappa, 1972. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Frank Zapp...

Priscilla Beaulieu Presley -- Being Married to a King

September 22, 2018

(Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) From her humble beginnings in Germany to a “palace” in America, Priscilla, at the age of 14, star...

Song Lyrics that Exemplify the 1970s

September 20, 2018

Ray Davies, Mick Avory and Dave Davies of The Kinks, sing about gender fluidity in 1970s (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) Artists, musicians, and songwriters often use their music...

Robert Palmer – He Had a Soulful and Jazzy Style!

September 19, 2018

Robert Palmer Posed In New York NEW YORK: Singer Robert Palmer posed in New York in 1978 (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) From his musical interest in early child...

Hey, Hey, It’s The Monkees! A Made-For-TV Band That Out...

September 13, 2018

Micky Dolenz as Micky, Peter Tork as Peter, Michael Nesmith as Mike, Davy Jones as Davy -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) What started out ...

Alice Cooper – “The God Father of Shock Rock”

September 12, 2018

Photo of Alice Cooper UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Alice Cooper Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Alice Cooper formed his first official band in the ...

What You Didn’t Know About Michael Martin Murphey’s “Wi...

September 11, 2018

In 1975, singer and songwriter, Michael Martin Murphey released his biggest chart-topping hit, “Wildfire,” a haunting folk ballad that had fans calling ...

“Brand New Key,” by Melanie… Was it Really About Roller...

August 31, 2018

BROOKLYN - NOVEMBER 5: American singer-songwriter Melanie in concert at the Bottom Line Venue on November 5, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York City. (Photo by Wa...

The Rolling Stones In The Groovy Era

August 24, 2018

The Rolling Stones English rock group The Rolling Stones, London, 1963. Left to right: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman. (Photo by Terry O'Neill...

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Don Ho

August 21, 2018

Hawaiian singer, Don Ho, was a popular entertainer throughout the sixties and seventies. In addition to recording hit songs, such as his classic, “Tiny Bubbles”, Ho entertained ...

John Denver – Down to Earth Country Boy

August 20, 2018

CIRCA 1970: Photo of John Denver Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The legendary name, John Denver, is unarguably well-known worldwide. Likewise, is his face. His i...

What Ever Happened to Seals and Crofts?

August 13, 2018

Seals and Crofts American soft rock duo Seals and Crofts performing, 30th April 1975. They are Dash Crofts (left) and Jim Seals. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images) Jim Seals...

Linda Ronstadt Still Wows Us from the '70s to Now

August 6, 2018

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Linda Ronstadt Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Is it even possible that the celebrated Linda Ronstadt just turned 72 years old in July?...

The Marshall Tucker Band

July 30, 2018

Photo of MARSHALL TUCKER BAND UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of MARSHALL TUCKER BAND; B&W Posed, (Photo by Charlie Gillett Collection/Redferns) The Marshall Tucker Band is a group that emerged...

Jim Croce – What Could Have Been?

July 27, 2018

Photo of Jim CROCE UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Jim CROCE; performing live onstage (Photo by Charlie Gillett/Redferns) Jim Croce was a young musician trying to make his way bac...

The Story Behind Angie By The Rolling Stones

July 24, 2018

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Kieth Richards from The Rolling Stones perform live on stage at Twickenham Stadium on June 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Ball/WireIm...

George Thorogood – A Career Inspired by The Blues

July 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - 1978: George Thorogood performs live in 1978 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/ Michael Ochs Archive/ Getty Images) The iconic...

Joan Baez… Her Inspiration and Passion

July 13, 2018

JANUARY 01: Photo of Joan BAEZ (Photo by Gai Terrell/Redferns) The legendary Joan Baez was definitely a trailblazer of the, now historical, groovy era!Baez has always been consi...

“Mercedes Benz” - Janis Joplin’s Final Recording

July 9, 2018

CIRCA 1960: Photo of Janis Joplin (Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Janis Joplin was, and still is, regarded as one of the most successful and...

The Strange and Unusual Story Behind CCR’s Bad Moon Ris...

July 6, 2018

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Creedence Clearwater Revival (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), as you probably know is a...

Music GREAT, Bob Seger!

July 2, 2018

Bob Seger On Stage Musician Bob Seger performs, Michigan, July 2, 1977. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Bob Seger is one of those musicians that has stood the test of time. He has been enter...

Glen Campbell… Like a Rhinestone Cowboy!

June 30, 2018

“Rhinestone Cowboy” is a song written and recorded in the 1970s. It was written by Larry Weiss who initially recorded the song. Unfortunately, for Weiss, there was little int...

You’ve Gotta See these Wild Photos of Elton John in the...

June 21, 2018

JANUARY 01, 1975: Photo of Elton JOHN (Photo by David Warner Ellis/Redferns) The incomparable Elton John symbolized the 1970s in his music, costumes, and lav...

Hot Photos of Cher in her Prime During the '60s

June 20, 2018

Entertainer Cher performs onstage in circa 1972. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Cher is famous, worldwide, for being an iconic actress, singer and model. S...

Rare Photos Of Hotty Stevie Nicks From The 70s

May 24, 2018

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac performs live at The Oakland Coliseum in 1977 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/ Michael Ochs Archive/ Getty Images) Stevie...

We All Wonder What Happened to These One Hit-Wonders fr...

May 17, 2018

Bet You Didn’t Know These Favorite '70s Songs Were From One-Hit Wonders! The 1970s was a decade of diverse music, from rock 'n roll and folk to disco to funk....

The Day the Music Died: The Plane Crash Which Killed Bu...

April 4, 2018

View of American rock and roll musician Buddy Holly's gravestone in Lubbock, Texas, 1975. The gravestone reads 'In loving memory of our own Buddy Holly, Septemb...

Popular Music in the 1970s

April 2, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1977: Peter Frampton in concert circa 1977 in New York City. (Photo by Images Press/IMAGES/Getty Images) The 1970’s was a decade of music unlike any time in the past. The...

Country Music Legends Johnny Cash and June Carter and T...

March 13, 2018

Johnny Cash Hammersmith Odeon Johnny Cash and June Carter, Performing At Hammersmith Odeon, London 01/01/1976 (Sony Music Archive/Getty Images/Tom Sheehan) ...

Eric Clapton Almost Replaced George Harrison in the Bea...

March 8, 2018

CIRCA 1974: Rock and roll guitarist Eric Clapton performs onstage with a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar wearing a gas station attendant jump suit in circa ...

The Song “The House of the Rising Sun” Predates New Orl...

March 2, 2018

CIRCA 1964: Rock and Roll band 'The Animals' pose for a promotional photo circa 1964. Left to right: John Steel, Alan Price, Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler and ...

The Golden Oldies of Ritchie Valens Proved That Rock an...

February 22, 2018

Photo of Ritchie Valens UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Ritchie Valens Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 19...

Are The Tokens Responsible For That Darn Sleeping Lion ...

February 21, 2018

The Tokens are an American doo-wop vocal group hailing from Brooklyn, New York. They are best known for performing, The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The Tokens, fir...

Tiny Tim – He Sang Like a Canary!

February 6, 2018

Photo of TINY TIM UNITED KINGDOM - circa 1970 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns) Herbert Buckingham Khaury, better known as the (late) entertainer, Tiny Tim, wa...

The Struggle of All-Girl Rock Groups of the 60’s

February 5, 2018

Photo of SHANGRI-LASUNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: SHANGRI-LAS performing in the street (Photo by Roberta Bayley/Redferns) Often, as Americans, we take the simple things ...

David Cassidy and Susan Dey – It Just Wasn’t Meant to B...

January 25, 2018

David Cassidy was a major teen heartthrob for countless American teenage girls. Susan Dey was a beautiful brunette that had the attention of all the ...

Nancy Wilson, “Heart” and Beyond!

January 23, 2018

Heart Performing CIRCA 1977: Nancy Wilson of the rock band 'Heart' poses for a portrait in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Nancy Wilson was always exa...

“American Bandstand” - Decades of Top 40 Hits!

January 22, 2018

Dick Clark hosts an episode of the popular music and dance show 'American Bandstand,' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1958. (Photo by Robert Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collect...

Charo – The “Cuchi-Cuchi” Girl

January 17, 2018

María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza is much better known by her stage name, Charo. Thank goodness for that because her given name is a mouthful! Try learning to ...

“Ode to Bille Joe,” by Bobbie Gentry

January 16, 2018

The Kraft Premier Show' Episode 1 -- Pictured: Singer Bobbie Gentry -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank (Getty Images) Bobbie Gentry was a famous, beautiful country singer when...

“American Pie” by Don McLean

January 15, 2018

Don McLean JUNE 1970: Singer song-writer Don McLean poses for a portrait in June 1970. (Photo by Julie Snow/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Don McLean is a legendary American folk s...

Schoolhouse Rock!

January 12, 2018

1/28/97.Painted production cell of 'I'm just a Bill' from the America Rock series will be on exhibit in 'Everybody's Rockin'. (Getty Images) Schoolhouse Rock! was an animated, educational televisi...

Dolly Parton - The Evolution of a Country Music Queen

January 12, 2018

Country music star Dolly Parton has been wowing audiences for years with her unbridled music and acting abilities. A plus for her audiences was the fact that she i...

Hotel California – An Eagles’ Classic

January 9, 2018

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of EAGLES; L-R: Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh performing live onstage on Hotel California tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Re...

No Offense “Village People” but…

January 5, 2018

The Village People pose for a Casablanca Records publicity shot circa 1980 (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The Village People was a music group that emerged in the l...

Jeannie Riley’s (the day my momma socked it to the) Har...

January 2, 2018

Harper Valley PTA was a cutting-edge song in 1968 written by Tom Hall; recorded and released by country music singer, Jeannie Riley. The times were chan...

Paul Simon’s Kodachrome

December 28, 2017

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Paul Simon Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images As you probably know, Paul Simon is a well known American singer/songwriter and actor. His music has been around for...

Gary Crosby – A Tale of Modest Success

December 19, 2017

Gary Crosby And Nancy Dusina In, 'Operation Bikini', 1963. (Photo by American International Pictures/Getty Images) Gary Crosby was the eldest of four sons born to the famou...

Oompa Loompas… The Original Ones!

December 13, 2017

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic story that most of us know. Willy Wonka, played by Gene Wilder in the 1971 movie release, was known as a mysterious, reclusive an...

Grease (the movie)… Things you probably didn’t know!

December 12, 2017

Grease Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John and American actor John Travolta as they appear in the Paramount film 'Grease', 1978. (Photo by Paramount ...

CCR’s Famous Front Man, John Fogerty

December 8, 2017

JANUARY 01: Photo of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL and John FOGERTY; of Creedence Clearwater Revival, posed (Photo by Charlie Gillett/Redferns) Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) w...

Working at the Car Wash!

December 4, 2017

During the 1970’s, America was still getting used to the changing culture. Some of what was changing was the prominence of hippies, drugs and more relaxed morals. Many were beginning to tolera...

R.I.P. Gomer Pyle… Thanks for the Laughs!

December 1, 2017

Private 1st Class Gomer Pyle was portrayed by the talented, and very recently late, Jim Nabors. His character was nothing more than a regular guy who hailed from Mayberry, N...

Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog… An Accidental Sensation!

November 29, 2017

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) USA Photo of THREE DOG NIGHT, EVENT:, ARTIST: Three Dog Night (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) “Joy to the World” is a song...

KISS… A Band Like No Other!

November 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: (L-R) Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' pose for a portrait session backstage on May 31, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard...

Were You a “Dead-Head?”

November 22, 2017

CIRCA 1960: Photo of Grateful Dead Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images If you were a dead-head, that means you were an uber-fan of the Grateful Dead! The Grateful Dead was a psychede...

Hey Hey, It's The Monkees!

November 22, 2017

With the success of The Beatles came an idea for a sitcom about four comedic musicians ala Three Stooges-style and their adventures. “The Monkees” premiered in 1966 and was on TV until 1968. ...

Ricky Nelson – From "Ozzie and Harriett" to Musical Sta...

November 22, 2017

Pop singer Ricky Nelson practicing playing his guitar at home. (Photo by Allan Grant/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) You may remember Ricky Nelson ...

Even if You Weren’t a Country Music Fan, You May Rememb...

November 21, 2017

Hee Haw was a variety show featuring country music and cornpone-humor set in the fictional, rural, "Kornfield Kounty." Although it only aired (on CBS) from...

Stevie Nicks – Inspiration and beauty at its finest!

November 17, 2017

Stevie Nicks on Stage Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac performs in a 1978 concert in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Craig Lovell/Corbis via Getty Images) When s...

Carly Simon – The Real Story Behind “You’re So Vain” Th...

November 16, 2017

LONDON, UK - MARCH 15: Singer Songwriter Carly Simon poses for a portrait on March 15, 1971 in London, England. (Photo by Ed Caraeff/Getty Images) Back...

Bob Seger – “Night Moves,” A Coming of Age Song

November 13, 2017

I was a teenager in the 1970’s and will never forget the first time I heard Bob Seger’s song, Night Moves. Like many songs, there was a story that inspired the ly...

Dusty Springfield – Success with a Price

November 6, 2017

British born singer and record producer, Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, was better known by her stage name, Dusty Springfield. At the peak of her decades-long car...

Rare Photos Awaken Memories Of The Best Time To Be Aliv...

November 6, 2017

Every decade has its iconic moments, treasured stars, and its contributions to society as a whole. Collected here are some rare photos that awaken fond memories f...

Is it True What They Say About Puff, the Magic Dragon?

November 2, 2017

For as long as I can remember, there has been a debate about the true meaning of the words to the song, “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and the story behind it. Folk m...

Dolly Parton - The Evolution of a Country Music Queen

October 30, 2017

Country music star Dolly Parton has been wowing audiences for years with her unbridled music and acting abilities. A plus for her audiences was the fact that she ...

Groovy Photos You've Never Seen Before

October 30, 2017

It’s once again time to take a peek into the old Groovy History archives and when you see what we have collected here you’ll be full of nostalgia in no time. Old school toys, long ou...

Elvis Presley Saved His Best Dance Moves For The Bedroo...

October 26, 2017

It is no secret that Elvis Presley gained unrivaled notoriety and fame during his epic music and acting career. His striking good looks, talent and charm wer...

Wild Child, Grace Slick

October 16, 2017

Grace Slick, born, Grace Barnett Wing, in 1939 was a very successful singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and model. Slick is, and was, well known for her role in the growing, “psychedelic” ro...

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Movie!

October 13, 2017

After the Beatles had retired from touring, Paul McCartney came up with the concept for a new song about an Edwardian era military band; i.e., Sgt. Pepper’s Lonel...