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When The Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie' Topped FBI's Most Dan...

May 20, 2019

Left: Rock and roll band "The Kingsmen" pose for a portrait in circa 1965. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images). Right: Text from the letter to Robert ...

Ground Control To Major Tom: David Bowie's 'Space Oddit...

May 15, 2019

"Ground control to Major Tom..."David Bowie's 1969 single "Space Oddity" has a more memorable opening line than its actual title (which appears nowhere in th...

George Clinton And Parliament-Funkadelic: One Nation Un...

May 12, 2019

The groovy, trippy late '60s sure did a number on rock 'n roll, but that's not the only musical genre that had its mind blown. The psychedelic descendant of ...

'Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright,' Bob Marley’s S...

May 11, 2019

Bob Marley, 1980. Source: (Photo by Sigfrid Casals/Cover/Getty Images) You know the famous reggae song -- the one where Bob Marley assures us that "Every li...

When Bowie Moved To Berlin: Killing The Duke To Save Th...

May 5, 2019

David Bowie performing in Tokyo's NHK HALL on the Low & Heroes Tour, December 1978. Source: (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images) The "Berlin Trilog...

The Ramones Vs. Phil Spector: The Story Of 'End Of The ...

May 2, 2019

Portrait of the Ramones from the back cover of 'End Of The Century;' Phil Spector at a press conference at the Magic Castle circa 1978 in Los Angeles, Californi...

What We Loved About Record Stores Back In The Day

April 24, 2019

Left: Shop founder Geoff Travis in the Rough Trade Shop, London, circa 1977. Source: (Photo by Estate Of Keith Morris/Redferns/Getty Images) Right: browsing in a record ...

Outlaw Country: How Willie, Waylon And Others Broke Fre...

April 11, 2019

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings enjoy a drink together in New York in 1978 (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) Today, they don't seem like outlaws: Willie ...

The Other Singing Jacksons: Where Are They Now?

April 10, 2019

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the nine siblings of the Jackson family -- in their Jackson 5 incarnation and as solo artists -- were some of the most popular musician...

Santana's 'Abraxas:' The Sexy Album Cover That Was A Re...

April 6, 2019

A detail of 'Annunciation' (see the full version below); Carlos Santana circa 1970. Source: Pinterest; BMI/Michael Ochs Archives/GettyImages What comes to min...

Don't Call Her Blondie: Debbie Harry, Then And Now

March 31, 2019

Debbie Harry of Blondie performing at Jazz Bilzen Festival, Bilzen, Belgium, 12th August 1978; Debbie Harry photo shoot circa 1978. Sources: Gie Knaeps/Getty Images; MP...

True Stories Of Big Hair And Bad Judgment: The Dirt On ...

March 29, 2019

Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil of Motley Crue on May 11, 1984 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) For the hair metal band Mötley Crüe, The Dirt was a ...

Stevie Nicks Has A Shawl Vault And Harry Styles Is Her ...

March 20, 2019

Stevie Nicks performing live onstage in 1978. (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac is 70 years old and, as shown in a recent Rol...

'Big Chill' Soundtrack: A Baby-Boomer Nostalgia Overdos...

March 12, 2019

What's more memorable for you -- The Big Chill, or the Big Chill soundtrack? In 1983, several famous (or now-famous) movie stars got together for an ensemble...

The 24 Songs Elton John Will Play On His Farewell Tour

March 11, 2019

Elton John performs in concert circa 1975 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) When he announced that he was retiring from music, Elton Jo...

Bon Scott: The AC/DC Frontman's Real-Life Highway To He...

March 8, 2019

Singer Bon Scott from Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns) Think of the great frontmen of r...

Ringo Starr's $2M Drum And 10 Other Bank-Breaking '60s ...

March 4, 2019

The most expensive rock 'n roll memorabilia from the '60s is a moving target -- it seems with each passing year, something new (well, 50 years old, actually)...

100 Top Male Singers Of The '50s, '60s, And '70s Who Ch...

February 13, 2019

Musical tastes change, but influence lasts forever. A list of the top 100 male singers of the '50s, '60s and '70s that shaped music history pulls in artists ...

Why Karen Carpenter's Death Still Haunts Us

February 4, 2019

American singer and musician Karen Carpenter (1950 - 1983) of the soft rock duo The Carpenters, plays the drums while singing. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Karen Carpenter ...

Johnny Cash: True Stories Of The Wildman In Black

February 1, 2019

Johnny Cash at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1966. (Getty/Photo by Jan Olofsson/Redferns) Even among rough-and-tumble country singers, few lived a life as eventful...

How Laurel Canyon Became Rock Star Central In The 1960s...

January 30, 2019

'The Hollywood Vampires' (L-R -- John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Micky Dolenz) and Anne Murray celebrate an early Thanksgiving at the Troubadour...

When Rod Stewart Was 'Rod The Mod'

January 6, 2019

Rod Stewart and Faces. Concert in USA. April 1975. Source: Photo by WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images During the groovy era, countless, hip music artists were front and ce...

The Mysterious Captain of Captain And Tennille: Who Was...

January 3, 2019

Left: Captain & Tennille on the cover of their 1980 album 'Keeping Our Love Warm.' Right: Daryl Dragon, a.k.a. Captain, on 25th August 1975. Source: IMDB; Ph...

Silver Convention – “Fly Robin Fly”

January 2, 2019

Silver Convention West German disco vocal group Silver Convention perform live on stage circa 1976. The group are, from left: Penny McLean, Ramona Wulf and Linda G. Thompson. So...

Groovy Female Music Artists From The ‘60s And ‘70s

December 30, 2018

A lot of groovy things happened in the ‘60s and ‘70s; not the least of which was an awesome shift in the music scene! Sylvie Vartan (pictured above) was just one...

Exile - A Seemingly One-Hit Wonder Group From The Groov...

December 28, 2018

The Exiles at the Granada Theater in Emporia, Kansas 9-7-2014. Originally known as 'The Exile’s, is an American band founded in Richmond, Kentucky. Source: (...

'Seasons In The Sun' By Terry Jacks: A Melancholy, Catc...

December 17, 2018

Photo of Terry Jacks - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Terry Jacks Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images In 1973, Canadian musicians hadn't had much luck penetrati...

What’s Love Got To Do With Tina Turner

December 16, 2018

The smashing Tina Turner grabbed the music world by storm, bringing more than just music to her fans. Her performances have always been high-energy entertainment. Worth arou...

Some Of The BEST Songs Of The Groovy '70s

December 14, 2018

George Harrison English singer-songwriter, guitarist and former Beatle, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Cannes, France, 30th January 1976. Harrison is in Cannes for the Midem mus...

Don McLean – A Groovy American Pop Culture Legend In Hi...

December 12, 2018

Don McLean AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - American musician Don McLean performs live on stage at the Grand Gala in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 15th February 1974. (Ph...

Christmas Songs From The Vietnam Era

December 6, 2018

Artists have long used Christmas songs to show more than their holiday spirit…they have used them to express their views on world events. Sandwiched between the World War II-era’s...

'Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch' 10 Reasons Why The Four Tops D...

December 4, 2018

Released on June 19, 1965, "I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" thrust The Four Tops into the mainstream with their first chart-topping hit. The quarte...

The Legacy Of Graham Bond

December 1, 2018

Graham Bond performs on stage with the Graham Bond Organization at the National Jazz and Blues Festival, Richmond, United Kingdom, 7th August 1965. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki/ASP/Getty Images) ...

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Songs …They May Not Be What Yo...

November 28, 2018

'Elvis' - The Comeback TV Special BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. ...

“Tequila Sunrise” … By The Eagles

November 25, 2018

Tequila Sunrise CocktailIt is probably safe to say that most of the adult, civilized world recognizes “tequila sunrise” as an alcoholic beverage. The ingredients in a tequila s...

Did Patsy Cline Have A Premonition About Her Own Death?

November 22, 2018

Patsy Cline circa 1950 (Photo by RB/Redferns) The death of Patsy Cline in an airplane crash in 1963 was one of the most tragic events in country music history. O...

Beatlemania: 52 True Stories About The Craziest Fans Th...

November 22, 2018

The Beatles' "Love Me Do" was released in 1962; the following year saw the release of "Please Please Me," "From Me To You," "She Loves You," "I Want To Hold Your...

Loretta Lynn And Conway Twitty: The Dynamic Duo Of '70s...

November 21, 2018

Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty on 'Midnight Special' in 1973. (Photo by Paul W. Bailey/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) In the late '60s and early '70s, ...

Joe Cocker: The Woodstock Screamer Was A Master Interpr...

November 14, 2018

Joe Cocker performing on stage at the Whisky a Go-Go with the Grease Band in 1969. (Photo by Jim McCrary/Redferns) Joe Cocker's Woodstock performance of "With...

Young Buffy Sainte-Marie In The '60s: A Native American...

November 8, 2018

Buffy Sainte-Marie in a studio portrait from 1969; Buffy Sainte-Marie in concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1968. Source: Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Imag...

Freddie Mercury's Story: The Queen Singer's Most Legend...

October 30, 2018

Freddie Mercury touched the lives of millions when he sang that legendary set at Live Aid in 1985. But before that, and after that, the Freddie Mercury story get...

It Seems the Good, They Die Young: The Story of “Abraha...

October 30, 2018

1968: Senator Robert Kennedy speaking at an election rally. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images) The sixties were stained with a series of tragic, hi...

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 Ste...

Scary, Spooky Songs Of The Sixties And Seventies

October 15, 2018

American actor Gene Wilder stars as the grandson of the original Frankenstein in the Mel Brooks film 'Young Frankenstein', 1974. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Archive Photos...

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 m...

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 being...

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 Im...

'If I Leave Here Tomorrow:' Musicians Who Died In Plane...

October 5, 2018

Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd, being interviewed on July 10, 1976 at Stouffer's Hotel in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage) The course of rock 'n ...

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 na...

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:' From Teen Star To Wild C...

September 27, 2018

Left: Tanya Tucker circa 1983, photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images. Right: Tucker on the cover of her 1980 album 'Dreamlovers.' Source: discogs.co...

Frank Zappa: Rock's Greatest Genius, Joker, Or Both?

September 24, 2018

Frank Zappa photographed in Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 17 1972 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns) Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention band was one of th...

Mrs. Elvis: Priscilla Presley's Life With And Without T...

September 22, 2018

Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek wit his bride, the former Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, following their wedding May 1, 1967; Priscilla photographed at her home i...

How It Was In The '70s: Song Lyrics That Captured The D...

September 20, 2018

Left: Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson of Abba on stage at Wembley Arena in November 1979 (Photo by David Redfern/Redfern...

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 childho...

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

Michael Martin Murphey in Concert at Symphony Hall in Atlanta - November 12, 1975. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage) In 1975, singer and songwriter, Michael Marti...

'Brand New Key' by Melanie: 'Roller Skates' Were Never ...

August 31, 2018

Some songs from the '70s don't get a lot of radio love anymore -- that was the case in 1997 with Melanie's "Brand New Key." Then Boogie Nights came along, a ...

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...

Beyond 'Tiny Bubbles:' Don Ho, Hawaii's Favorite Son

August 21, 2018

Hawaiian singer Don Ho, of "Tiny Bubbles" fame, was a popular entertainer throughout the '60s and '70s. In addition to recording hit songs, Ho entertained crowds a...

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 ico...

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 Seal...

Linda Ronstadt, Queen Of Rock In The '70s, Then And Now

August 6, 2018

Left: Photo of Linda Ronstadt circa 1970 Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Roght: Ronstadt on the cover of her 1978 album 'Living In The USA.' Source: d...

'Can't You See?' The Marshall Tucker Band Pioneered '70...

July 30, 2018

The Marshall Tucker Band with a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in a promotion for Ronrico Rum in 1981; Toy Caldwell on stage on September 4, 1976 at Omni Colise...

Jim Croce's 1973 Death, And The Music We'll Never Hear

July 27, 2018

He left a treasured body of work, but we didn't get enough Jim Croce. "Time In A Bottle," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Operator," "I Got A Name," "You Don't Mess Aro...

Who Was The Rolling Stones' 'Angie?' Theories About Her...

July 24, 2018

The 1973 acoustic ballad "Angie" by the Rolling Stones shot to the top of the charts when it was released on the group’s “Goats Head Soup” album. In fact, it...

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 iconi...

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 consid...

The Story Of 'Mercedes Benz,' Janis Joplin’s Final Reco...

July 9, 2018

The soulful classic rock singer Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" is one of her most affecting songs, and it also happens to be the last recording she made be...

CCR's 'Bad Moon Rising' And The 1941 Movie That Inspire...

July 6, 2018

In March 1969, John Fogerty had just written a song he wasn't too sure about -- nevertheless, he went into the studio to record it with his band, Creedence C...

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 ente...

Like A 'Rhinestone Cowboy:' Glen Campbell's Life In One...

June 30, 2018

Singer Glen Campbell performs onstage in July 1974. (Photo by (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images) The late Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy," relea...

Elton John, One Of The Great Showmen Of The '70s

June 21, 2018

Elton John performs on stage at Watford Football Club, United Kingdom, on 5th May 1974. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images) The incomparable Elton John symbolized t...

Cher, No Sonny: Hot Photos Of The Young Star In Her Pri...

June 20, 2018

Cher on the poster for the 1969 film 'Chastity,' and in New York City, 1974. Source: IMDB; Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images The performer known as C...

Stevie Nicks, Hot '70s Queen Of Rock 'N Roll, In Rare P...

May 24, 2018

Stevie Nicks circa 1975.Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns Stevie Nicks soared to epic stardom in the 1970s as the stylish and beautiful gypsy songstress of Fleet...

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. Th...

Simon & Garfunkel's 'Mrs. Robinson:' Where Did You Go, ...

March 20, 2018

Simon & Garfunkel's song "Mrs. Robinson" is almost inseparable from the 1967 film The Graduate, in which it appears. Mrs. Robinson is one of the main charact...