Introduction to Donovan

Introduction to Donovan

Donovan’s career, at a glance Donovan is a Scottish folk and pop singer and guitarist, at first being dubbed as the “British Bob Dylan.” He later developed his own bright, psychedelic form of folk that was the staple of the late 60s music era-Flower Power movement with hits and now-oldies music favorites … Read more

Introduction to Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas

Part of the British Invasion and Merseybeat scene in the 60s music era, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas emerged with hits, most of which were comprised of Lennon/McCartney-­penned compositions either specially catered for the band or never made to the Beatles’ catalog. Also managed by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, Billy … Read more

Introduction to Bill Haley and the Comets

Bill Haley and the Comets were founded and led by Bill Haley (1925­ 1981). His act is considered one of the earliest architects of rockabilly and most of all classic rock and roll music. He and his band, called Bill Haley and the Saddlemen, were playing country music until he changed the … Read more

Introduction to Andy Kim

Short career summary on Andy Kim Andy Kim is a Canadian singer­-songwriter who hails from Montreal, Quebec. Several classic oldies music and pop tunes are connected to him. After releasing a series of unsuccessful singles, he encountered producer/Steed Records boss Jeff Barry who signed Yuoakim to his label. His first single under … Read more

Introduction to the Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead has an eclectic blending of rock, blues, folk, country, improvisational jazz and psychedelic music and closely associated with the psychedelia/hippie movement in the 1960s. Because of their improvisational techniques, they are credited with launching what are called “jam bands”. The band began in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The … Read more

The Iconic Bob Dylan

The legendary Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941) is an American folk/blues/country singer-songwriter and musician whose songs reflected the counterculture generation as well as social and political unrest during the 1960s. His songs became anthems of the American civil rights and anti-war campaigns. Dylan’s inclusion of the electric instruments such … Read more

Little Richard – The Rock and Roll Dynamo

Who doesn’t know Little Richard and his iconic style? He was a force in the forming of modern rock and roll. The self-proclaimed “Architect Of Rock and Roll”, singer,songwriter and pianist Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia) has carried a lot of aliases including “The Real … Read more

The Music and Harmonies of The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers were a musical force in the 50s and 60s. They influenced many of the most popular bands we know of today.  The Everly Brothers were a pop and country duo comprised of brothers Phil and Don Everly who reached the pinnacle of fame and success during the 1950s. Their … Read more

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley often hailed as “The King of Rock and Roll,” remains one of the most iconic and influential figures in the history of music. With his unprecedented blend of country, rhythm and blues, and gospel music, Presley not only shaped the sound of rock and roll but also became a symbol … Read more

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