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Terry Jacks – “Seasons In The Sun”

December 17, 2018

Photo of Terry Jacks UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Terry Jacks Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Musician, Terry Jacks, was not born in the United States but he ...

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 quartet...

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 su...

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 ...

Did Patsy Cline Have A Premonition About Her Own Death?

November 22, 2018

Photo of Patsy Cline (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) One of the most tragic events in country music history was the untimely death of Patsy Cline, one of the genr...

Love is the Foundation – Conway and Loretta

November 21, 2018

1977 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - Airdate: January 31, 1977. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) A Country Music Legend: an electric connection that worked when t...

Joe Cocker… He Got By With A Little Help From His Frien...

November 14, 2018

Joe Cocker WOODSTOCK, USA - British rock/blues singer Joe Cocker at Woodstock music festival on August 1969. (Photo by STILLS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) J...

Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Folk Music Revival of the 19...

November 8, 2018

Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie performs during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park on October 2, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelso...

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 gets...

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 Stew...

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 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 who had the attention of all the t...

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...