“People started realizing that if you can play the guitar and sing your ass off, you could be better than Superman. And that was a strong feeling for a black man in the ’50s”. “Cadillac Records” (2008) explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential   Read More …

On a cloudy Sunday, a gorgeously graceful documentary is the greatest gift one could get. Bitter-sweet and highly emotional, „Standing in the Shadows of Motown” presents the one and only Funk Brothers, the unrecognized and uncredited musical backbone who played on Motown‘s recordings from 1959 up to 1972 that had far more number 1 hits   Read More …

Then:   Now (Virgil Johnson singing live):

The Beatles – Till There Was You Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – You Really Got A Hold On Me The Shirelles – Dedicated To The One I Love Johnny Mathis – Chances Are Frank Sinatra – As Time Goes By Nat King Cole – When I Fall in Love

Jude Southerland Kessler is the author of “The John Lennon Series”, a nine-volume biography of the musician. She wrote an outstanding article for DoYouRemeber.com and it is my pleasure to reproduce it below. After reading Cynthia Lennon’s book, “John”, I couldn’t agree more!   Fifty years have passed, and music critics and Beatles fans are   Read More …

Nothing compares to a live performance. With a little help from my friend, YouTube, I often find stunning videos with powerful performances from the ’50s and ’60s. Voices are loud and clear, artists are shining and smiling and the audience goes crazy. All these cannot be comprised on a 2-minute disc recording, so all we   Read More …

Tommy James, the music legend responsible for the hits “Crimson & Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuation,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Hanky Panky,” “Sweet Cherry Wine,” and “Mony Mony,”  has announced an agreement with The Orchard to launch the Tommy James and the Shondells official YouTube channel, available at http://www.youtube.com/TJShondells. “The new YouTube channel is going   Read More …

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1966. New York, ordinary night, ordinary pub. Everybody does the Hanky Panky. 2013. Bucharest, ordinary night, ordinary pub. Suddenly, “Hanky Panky” fills up the room. Less than two hours later, in another ordinary hipster club, “Mony Mony” vividly starts and takes me by surprise. I smiled to the DJ and said to my friends: “This   Read More …

The most famous hard rock / heavy metal band from Germany began its tour – “Rock’n Roll Forever” – in September 2013. The tour passes through Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland… reaching Romania on the 14th of December. The concert will take place at Romexpo, marking the Scorpions’ return in Bucharest. Scorpions is a German   Read More …