After I’ve heard for the first time “Forget Him”, Bobby Rydell instantly reached a top place in my ’60s favourite daydreaming playlist. His strong velvety voice is tender and emotional, like a warm comforting embrace given to his listeners. After I’ve seen for the first time Allan Slutsky’s “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, it became the documentary I can watch over and over again and still   Read More …

Colorado-based legends Magic Music – dubbed the state’s first “jam band” – have a storied history that truly complements their name. The group began as a merry troop of renegades whose brotherhood was eternally forged in the music they made. The band’s sound coalesced in the days when the members lived in Eldorado Canyon (inspiration   Read More …

Elvis of the white bellbottom jumpsuit era embodies Las Vegas. His star is planted there on the sidewalk, and his image is to be found everywhere, fitting testament to his seven year reign over the city. But when the King first rolled in to play the Strip back in 1956, the Strip played shy. Suspicious   Read More …

It’s hard to argue that any 20th century musician left a more enduring legacy than Elvis Presley. You may not be able to find too many young people today who are familiar with his actual music, but the style and persona of The King are recognizable even to children born in the last decade. There’s   Read More …

by Robert Menne Like living organisms, musical genres evolve over time and give birth to new and different styles. The blues, a quintessentially Black art form, has a vast and turbulent history that stretches back for centuries. Besides consistently evolving, the blues has also given birth to some of the biggest musical trends of the 20th   Read More …

Celebrating the cross section of music and fashion, Murals Wallpaper have released their Seen & Heard collection. The huge wallpaper murals honour some legendary trend-setters through the past 50 years, including Prince, David Bowie & Lady Gaga. Inspired by classic photos and artworks, the murals have been designed in house by the Murals Wallpaper design   Read More …

“You Don’t Own Me” is a popular song written by Philadelphia songwriters John Madara and David White and recorded by Lesley Gore in 1963, when Gore was just 17 years old. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart in the United States (just behind The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your   Read More …

Edison Lighthouse was a UK pop group, initially a studio-only assemblage that included Tony Burrows and songwriter/record producers Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason. The band are best known for their 1970 UK chart topper and million-selling record, “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”. They are widely regarded as a one-hit wonder, with only two songs   Read More …

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is a Christmas song with music and lyrics by British songwriter Tommie Connor. The original recording by Jimmy Boyd (1952, when he was just 13 years old) reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart. It later reached Number 3 in the UK Charts when issued there in   Read More …

On Dec. 8th, 1980, Mark David Chapman deadly shot John Lennon. At a 2010 hearing, Chapman recalled that he had considered shooting Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor instead, and said that he chose Lennon because the ex-Beatle was more accessible, that his century-old apartment building by Central Park “wasn’t quite as cloistered.” The wrong man in   Read More …

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