Some of the biggest names in rock, including Brian Wilson and Ray Davies, have battled mental illness but it’s not a topic that easily lends itself to song. Some rockers have produced brutally honest songs about their own demons; others made a statement with satire. So, stretch out on the psychiatrist’s couch and enjoy 11 […]
The Beatles’ musical spirit is definitely still felt today…
To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty. – Hedy Lamarr Many of our favorite rockers would disagree; stardom, they say, is more of a burden than a blessing. Listen to our Top 11 Songs About Stardom and let […]
Going back to 1955’s Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots by the Cheers, motorcycles have been a symbol of rock and roll’s rebellious attitude. When Easy Rider hit movie screens in 1969, its soundtrack of recent rock hits cemented the association of music and motorcycles. Whether your ride is a wicked chopper or a souped-up […]
Music for those of us who aren’t flush with cash…
From Cocker to Plant to Daltrey, here are some of the most versatile howls in rock n’ roll history.
Some of the best songs calling for social change or personal empowerment.
It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see a statue of Lennon than of Lenin. Many hometowns of rock stars were once ashamed of the excessive lifestyles of their native sons. Today they […]
In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music. Fans could catch bands on their way up at smaller venues with moderate ticket prices. But 1969’s Woodstock festival changed the industry and superstars began […]
Once in awhile, a replacement singer of an already-successful band can help take the entire unit to the next level of success. Such is the case of David Clayton-Thomas. The Canadian belter was also a replacement singer – following Al Kooper as the frontman of Blood Sweat & Tears. After the Blues Project broke up […]