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The King is almost more famous since his death than he was before, and that’s saying something! Fans remain as devoted to his music as they ever were, and this article looks at some interesting snippets of info about quite probably the world’s most well-known musician. Elvis’ famous black pompadour was dyed. As wonderfully as   Read More …

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Dylan said of Hank Williams’ passing that it was as if a mighty tree had fallen. His music has always been influenced by his counterparts, and this article has a look at who he likes to listen to. Hank Williams, 1923 – 1953 Dylan has said that he identified strongly with Williams as a young   Read More …

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A true legend in the music industry. A rebel, with a cause. A fierce patriot, and a trouble-maker. A devoted Christian, a loving husband and father, and a troubled son. Johnny Cash is all of these things, and his story is by turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and fiercely romantic. Are you a fan? Let’s see how   Read More …

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The Pentagons are remembered for two 1961 hits, “To Be Loved (Forever)” – which peaked at number 48 nationally – and “I Wonder.” The original lineup featured Joe Jones, Carl McGinnis, Bill James, Otis Munson, and brothers Kenneth Goodloe (lead) and Ted Goodloe and formed in 1958 in San Bernardino, CA, northeast of Los Angeles.   Read More …

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The Hollies are an English pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s (231 weeks on the UK singles charts during the 1960s, the 9th highest of any artist of the decade) and into the mid 1970s. It   Read More …

Once a normal wall, since the 1980s Lennon Wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist regime of Gustáv Husák. Young Czechs would write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this   Read More …

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“Everybody thinks how great it must have been in the ‘60’s. Well, let me tell you – it was! I don’t think there will ever be anything quite like it again!” In his most recent book – “Almost Famous: Journey to the Summer of Love”, Alan Lee Brackett candidly presents the ’60s exactly as they were:   Read More …

What do Bob Dylan, Django Reinhardt, George Frideric Handel and the Beatles have in common? Jimi Hendrix. They and a selection of other great yet surprisingly diverse artists inspired the young virtuoso James Marshall Hendrix into becoming the most acclaimed electric guitarist of all time. Tracks like “Purple Haze”, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and “Hey   Read More …

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From the Sunset Strip to the White House and stadiums throughout the NFL, Jim Pons’ journey through rock and roll to filming professional football becomes a one-of-a kind spiritual autobiography. “Hard Core Love” connects the dots behind the scenes of Jim’s years with The Turtles, Frank Zappa and The New York Jets, all of which lead to   Read More …

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