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Music In The 1960s

Who Was In The Rat Pack? Sinatra's Vegas Crew, Explaine...

February 15, 2019

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925 - 1990, left) as Charles Salt and Peter Lawford (1923 - 1984), as Christopher Pepper in 'One More Time', directed by Jerry Lewis, 1969. (P...

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 ...

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...

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...

“Where The Boys Are”: The Novel, The Movie, And The Son...

October 2, 2018

Prior to 1960, few college students used their week off from school in the springtime, typically around Easter, to travel to warm, sunny beaches to party...

Kris Kristofferson: More Than Just a Famed Musician!

October 1, 2018

Kris Kristofferson On Stage American musician and actor Kris Kristofferson plays guitar as he performs onstage, Chicago, Illinois, July 29, 1987. (Photo by Paul Natki...

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...

Can You Still Do These 10 Dances From The 1960s?

August 7, 2018

So many great songs of the 1960s inspired their own dances. Teeny-boppers were quick to adopt the dances moves that they observed on television dance shows, like Ameri...

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...

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...

'The House of the Rising Sun:' The Animals' Hit Predate...

March 2, 2018

Single cover for an EMI/Columbia issue of The Animals' 'House Of The Rising Sun.' Source: Amazon "The House of the Rising Sun," was a hit for the British rock...

Top 100 Female Singers Of The '50s, '60s, And '70s

January 30, 2018

Circa 1955: American singer and actor Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002) sings and dances in a ballroom or on a stage, accompanied by a pianist and a band. (Photo by Hulton...

We Still Don't Know What Happened In Bobbie Gentry's 'O...

January 16, 2018

Album cover art for 'Ode To Billie Joe,' and a publicity portrait of Bobbie Gentry. Source: Amazon; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To...

Dusty Springfield: 'Son Of A Preacher Man's Singer's Bl...

November 6, 2017

Dusty Springfield in an undated photo. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Singer Dusty Springfield, whose "Son Of A Preacher Man" was a highlight of the Que...

The Meaning Of 'Puff, the Magic Dragon:' Was It All Abo...

November 2, 2017

There has long been a debate about the true meaning of the words to “Puff, the Magic Dragon:" is it a marijuana song or not? The dragon's name is "Puff," and...

Girl Groups Of The '60s: Pre-Beatles Queens Of The Pop ...

October 4, 2017

Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, circa 1964. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns) Girl groups of the 1960s were responsible for some of the catchiest hits of the ...

'I Got You Babe' Was Sonny & Cher's Biggest Song, And A...

September 26, 2017

Sonny Bono & Cher pose for a portrait session in October 1964. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Some pop-music success stories are really stories...

One Hit Wonders of the 1960’s

September 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what became of all of those true one-hit wonders? One-hit wonder, meaning artists who had a song go to #1 on the Billboard pop charts and then disappeared into...