“Liverpool is the city where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Because it is a seaport and the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, it was a target and repeatedly pounded with bombs from Nazi war planes during World War II. As a result, more than ten thousand homes were destroyed. It was during an   Read More …

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 …

The Rolling Stones released a limited-edition vinyl box-set: Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 – 2016 This collector’s item features the 15 studio albums that have been released since 1971, all of which are cut at half speed, ensuring they are among the highest quality vinyl pressings that these classic records will have ever received. Ready for   Read More …

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 …

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 …

The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. “Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade   Read More …

Music might be the food of love according to Shakespeare but, if you believe the latest scientific research, it might also be one of the ingredients you need for a healthy state of mind and body. While some studies indicate results that may make intuitive sense, such as that listening to high-tempo music helps us   Read More …

Joe Goodden is a second-generation Beatles fan, a journalist, a blogger and paperback writer living in Cardiff, Wales. Formerly a senior online producer at the BBC, he is a music lover and founder of the Beatles Bible website. “Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs” is Joe Goodden’s first book. OldiesMusicBlog: How long did it take to   Read More …

Joe Goodden is a second-generation Beatles fan, a journalist, a blogger and paperback writer living in Cardiff, Wales. Formerly a senior online producer at the BBC, he is a music lover and founder of the Beatles Bible website. “Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs” is Joe Goodden’s first book: “The Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage   Read More …

In 2014, when the 50th anniversary of the iconic film was marked by a restoration release, John Powers (National Public Radio) described “A Hard Day’s Night” as a “pop artifact that still crackles with energy”: “In the unmistakable alchemy of their sound — and in their authentic laughter as they run from shrieking fans during the film’s opening credits   Read More …

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