From an early age, Bill Medley had a passion for music. Listening to the albums of Ray Charles and Little Richard, this raw R&B influence would profoundly shape Medley’s musical future. As the pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and late partner Bobby Hatfield sang such famous hits as “(You’re My) Soul   Read More …

Joe Barry. The name is synonymous with legendary rock and roll. And bad behavior. Few knew the tortured man behind the music who struggled with personal and professional demons, giving up on music several times to pursue careers as diverse as pimp, preacher and mercenary. He threw punches and received them, shot others and got   Read More …

Last night, PBS SoCaL’s seventh-annual gala “Puttin’ on the Glitz” celebrates Southern California’s largest stage for the arts, honoring leaders from the Arts and Entertainment industry. Partake in an evening of Old Hollywood Glamour with a craft cocktail reception, an elegant dinner, live entertainment, and special performance by Peter Asher. Peter Asher is the British guitarist, singer and record producer.   Read More …

Ronnie Milsap, six-time Grammy-winning icon, releases Summer Number Seventeen tomorrow – a homage to the various styles of music that shaped his singularly bluesy take on modern country, the 12 song collection is defined by his instinctive keyboard playing and soulful vocals. Pick up Summer Number Seventeen tomorrow!

Although their period of success was brief, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers‘ string of hits were highly influential on the rock and R&B performers who followed them. Lymon’s high-voiced sound is said to be a direct predecessor of the girl group sound, and the list of performers who name him as an influence include Michael   Read More …

What a start to the year for Paul McCartney! On Sunday, Paul took home five GRAMMYs, winning every award he was nominated for at the 56th annual ceremony. Paul won awards for: ‘Best Rock Song’ for ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ which he co-wrote with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. ‘Best Boxed or Special   Read More …

In the stunning documentary Beatles Stories, Brian Wilson praised Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” album: “I remember listening to Rubber Soul with my wife and some friends and we were smoking marijuana. And we were stoned. Rubber Soul just took me away! And I went to the piano and started writing Pet Sounds*. It took me to Pet Sounds.   Read More …

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles US invasion, The Beatles have released a set of all the original 13 US albums in a beautiful collector’s box set, accompanied by a 64 page booklet. All separate US CD albums featuring all the original artwork will also be available individually for a limited period of time.   Read More …

Recently formed in 2013, The Presence LDN, fronted by Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons kick off on their Rock n Soul journey with the EP “Ya Ya Pop” – a 4-track taster of what’s to come from this London based collective of musical talent and personality. The EP opens with the title track Ya Ya Pop, a   Read More …

The twist is a dance that was inspired by rock and roll music. It became the first worldwide dance craze in the early 1960s, enjoying immense popularity among young people and drawing fire from critics who felt it was too provocative. It inspired dances such as the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato,   Read More …