Biography of Don Henley

Don Henley

Don Henley’s success with the Eagles and his own solo career Don Henley (born Donald Hugh Henley in Gilmer, Texas in 1947) is an American singer-songwriter and drummer. He is famously known as the founding member of one of the most successful American bands in history, the Eagles. With the Eagles, he … Read more

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The band’s early days Heartland rock pioneers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in Gainesville, Florida in the mid-1970s. The founder and primary vocalist/guitarist, is Thomas Earl “Tom” Petty. Other founding members include Mike Campbell (lead guitar), Ron Blair (bass), Stan Lynch (drums), Benmont Tench (keyboards), but in the following years some … Read more

Introduction to The Knack

The Knack

Introduction Primarily known for their hit single “My Sharona”, four-piece new wave band The Knack were particularly active in the late 1970s up to mid-80s music scene. Singer-guitarist-songwriter and Michigan native Doug Fieger (who had moved to California to make a fresh start) formed the Knack in 1977. After their demos were … Read more

Introduction to Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

First, a little about “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen is the rare kind of musician that is commercially successful on a massive scale, and at the same time earning heaps of critical approval. He scored hit singles such as “Born To Run,” “Hungry Heart,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Born In The U.S.A.,” “Cover … Read more

History of Larry Graham

Larry Graham

Introduction to Larry Graham Larry Graham is an American bass player and soul singer who is credited with the slapping technique on the bass guitar (which would then be emulated by other bass players). He played bass with the influential soul/funk group Sly and the Family Stone and after that formed his … Read more

Biography of Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Introduction Billy Joel is a known pianist and singer-songwriter known for the hit pop classics such as “The Piano Man”, “Just The Way You Are” and “She’s Always A Woman”. Seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 made a turning point in the life of this native New Yorker; … Read more

Classic Rock Profiles: History of Journey

Journey

Introduction Journey is an American rock band who started their career during the 70s but achieved astronomical success during the 80s music scene. The group has undergone several lineup changes. During their heyday, Journey released smashes such as “Who’s Crying Now,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and “Open Arms.” Lead vocalist Steve Perry left … Read more

Introduction to ZZ Top

ZZ Top

Early days The roots of the ZZ Top originated in Houston Texas. During the late 1960s, guitarist Billy Gibbons formed a band together with other members Lanier Greig (keyboards) and drummer Dan Mitchell. Immediately after they recorded their first single “Salt Lick”, Greig was replaced by another bassist Bobby Cartlidge and Frank … Read more

Introduction to Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera

Cetera’s career at a glance Peter Cetera (born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944) is an American singer-songwriter known as one of the core members of the soft-rock band Chicago (starting in the 70s) as well as for having his own solo career in the 80s music era. He first joined a band … Read more

Biography of Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar

Introduction Pat Benatar is an American rock and pop singer whose operatic voice brought many hits include “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “We Belong” and Invincible, all of which became Top 10 hits during the 80s music era. Her first album In The Heat Of The Night, … Read more

Introduction to The Bangles

The Bangles

Introduction to one of the few successful all-girl rock acts The Bangles are an American all-girl rock group who won both critical and commercial appeal during the 80s music era. Formed in California, the classic Bangles lineup consisted of Susanna Hoffs, sisters Debbi and Vicki Peterson and Michael Steele. Their breakthrough album … Read more

Air Supply – Soft-Rock Masters

Air Supply

Introduction to Air Supply Air Supply is a soft rock duo consisting of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock formed in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia. Early on they were considered a band with various musicians, but Russell & Hitchcock were always the key performers and eventually became a duo. Along with original member Chrissie … Read more