The Critters were a successful American pop group with several hits in the 1960s. “Younger Girl” became a minor pop hit in early 1966, and reached #38 in the UK Singles Chart in July that year. It was followed by  “Mr. Dieingly Sad”, which reached #17 later in the year. The group had their final   Read More …

We live in a world where the smartphone reigns supreme – where our mobile phones are just as important as our house keys and our wallet (in fact, some would even argue that it’s more important, and that they’d leave without their keys any day as long as they had their phone). Not having a   Read More …

1. Bill Medley’s story, The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir 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 and Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’.”. Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “(I’ve   Read More …

The classic Motown groups The Temptations and The Four Tops were guests at the White House on Friday afternoon. The two group performed shortened versions of their hits My Girl and Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got) before joining a group of White House carolers for a rendition of Winter Wonderland. Also while   Read More …

Esoteric Recordings are releasing the 50th Anniversary edition of “The Magnificent Moodies”, the 1965 debut album by The Moody Blues. Now associated as being pioneers of progressive and orchestral rock, the Moody Blues had another life between 1964 – 1966, as one of Britain’s foremost Rhythm and Blues influenced acts. With a line-up of Denny   Read More …

Ray Davies says he has no problem with touring with the Kinks, he just can’t get his brother Dave over one hurdle. Rolling Stone talked to Davies, telling him his brother Dave is afraid to do a reunion tour because he was afraid it would become a Ray Davies show. ‘I don’t understand what that’s   Read More …

Over the past two decades, producer Ralph Sall has assembled all-star albums honoring everything from Saturday-morning cartoon themes to the Grateful Dead. In 2003, he decided to embark on his biggest project yet: a massive Paul McCartney tribute record. “I never realized this would take me 10 years,” Sall says. The Art of McCartney, a   Read More …

So you can go see the artists you love for free with Rukkus! How? Here you go: 1) Send a quick email at giveaway@rukkus.com with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience (+1 entry) 2) Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from rukkus.com #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) The contest   Read More …

Adding to the series of Eric Clapton reissues, Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be releasing Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert on 180gm limited edition Vinyl LP and Time Pieces on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. Other than one appearance in August 1971 at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, Eric Clapton had not been heard from until Pete Townshend   Read More …

Exhibit Records announces the release of a Special 50th Anniversary Numbered Limited Edition album of Trini Lopez, “At PJ’s.” The 200 gram vinyl record is beautifully presented in a sturdy old style gatefold jacket featuring the original album art work and for the first time includes the lyrics to all the tunes. The back of   Read More …