Sinatra and the casinos have had a strong connection for a long time. Many people who are experienced with the land-based casinos of the twentieth century might have a hard time even imagining them without the music of Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra music is often in the background in casino movies these days, particularly if   Read More …

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me Been an awful good girl Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight. 1. Concert tickets @ Diana Ross           2. Steven Tyler – Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir           Read More …

When filming “Help!”, on March 13th 1965, the Beatles flew out to Salzburg, Austria to begin filming the film’s Alpine section. The Austrian scenes were filmed at Obertauern, where the band stayed for 10 days.                                             Read More …

Ian Dury and the Blockheads sung about Sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and it became a phrase synonymous with the stars of the genre. The hard hitting, fast paced music reflected or dictated the way of living of those who sang it and would enable them to create the mystique and the image   Read More …

Frank Sinatra – September Song (1946) Ella Fitzgerald – Early Autumn (1956) Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves (1957) Sarah Vaughan – September In The Rain (1959)

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 …

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