What is the Rock and Roll 27 Club?

There are many famous artists in the music industry who died at a young age. Some of them died because of vehicular and road accidents, while some because of the rock and roll lifestyle and health issues they’ve acquired from it. But there was a theoretical roll of remembrance called The 27 … Read more

A Brief History of the Electric Guitar

A Brief History of the Electric Guitar

  Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Slash. These are just a few names that come to mind when we hear a great electric guitar solo or rhythm. These music greats helped usher the popularity and ubiquity of the electric guitar. But how did … Read more

Key Events in Rock and Roll History

Key Events in Rock and Roll History

If you’re seriously into rock and roll, wanting to discover its colorful history most likely comes naturally to you. You even wish there’s a rock and roll subject in your class! Anyway, here are some of the major events that, in our opinion, forever shaped the landscape of rock and roll and … Read more

The Top Artists and Songs of Classic Rock

the top artists and songs of classic rock

  What does “classic rock” really mean? To others, the term may be casually referred to as some rock music that came out particularly from the late 60s, the entire 70s and the early 80s. However, we would like to clarify that “classic rock” is NOT really a musical genre. The line … Read more

The Rolling Stones’ US Billboard Hot Hits

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No doubt about it — the Rolling Stones are one of the most commercially successful and longest-living rock groups in music history. The Rolling Stones’ best-known lineup consisted of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and Brian Jones (who died in 1969). From a band initially wanting to follow the … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 60s

One Hit Wonders of the 60s

  The 1960s is probably the most phenomenal decade when it comes to music — there’s the British Invasion, folk and protest songs movement, the psychedelia and the large-scale festivals that promoted peace and love. But before 1964, American music was still reminiscent of the styles and sounds of the previous decade … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s

One Hit Wonders of the 2000s

  The music scene of the new millennium wasn’t bereft of one-hit wonders, especially on the American charts, which they used to lord over for a time. While some one-hit wonders vanished, others managed to find ways to stay relevant in the business. Here are the one-hit wonders of the 2000s who … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

one hit wonders of the 1980s

  The term “one-hit wonder” refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart — most specifically the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40. Other factors such as hits on Billboard’s genre-specific charts, success in other regions or countries, or membership in more prominent acts won’t affect an artist’s … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 1990s

one hit wonders of the 90s

  For almost all artists, having a hit on the US Billboard charts (most importantly the Hot 100 or pop chart) is a dream come true. The one-hit wonders may not have been able to duplicate their earlier successes, but at least they have had a hit on the Billboard Top 40, and … Read more

One Hit Wonders of the 70s

One Hit Wonders of the 70s

  The 1970s was an amazing decade for music. There was disco, funk, progressive rock, soft rock, and punk rock. The decade launched hugely successful artists who reached the peak of fame and set the musical trends of the era. But of course, the music scene isn’t complete without the one-hit wonders … Read more

Music of the 1970s

Music of the 1970s

  In the 1970s, even though there were still protests, things in the United States began settling down from the way things were during previous decade. Although the scandal of Watergate further disillusioned the country, people found solace in music which continued to evolve with new music genres becoming popular during these … Read more

Music of the 1960s

music of the 1960s

    The 1960s was a time of change for the United States. It was known as the era of counterculture and changes were seen in clothing, beliefs, education and entertainment – especially in the music of the decade. The United States during the 1960s After the post-war economic recovery during the … Read more

Music of the 1950s

Music of the 1950s

    The 1950s evokes many thoughts in people’s minds. Those can range from the golden age of Americana to final years of segregation in America. One things is for sure the music scene began to significantly change. The United States during the 1950s America experienced an economic boom after the Second … Read more

Top Selling Music Artists Of All Time

Top Selling Music Artists Of All Time

  Check out these top selling musical acts of all time…. does the list surprise you? The Beatles – 264.5 million Elvis Presley – 208.2 million Michael Jackson – 174.9 million   Madonna – 165.8 million Elton John – 161.6 million Led Zeppelin – 138.6 million Pink Floyd – 116.2 million

Top Artists and Bands of the 70s

Top Artists and Bands of the 70s

  The 1970s saw the rise of rock bands with their electric guitars and the Disco craze.  Popular artists included Elton John, the continued dominance of the Rolling Stones, ABBA and the Beatles solo careers.   Elton John Birth name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight Born: 25 March 1947 (age 67)[1], Pinner, Middlesex, England … Read more

Top Artists and Bands of the 60s

Top Artists and Bands of the 60s

  The 1960s saw a revolution in popular music with such bands as the Beatles and Rolling Stones leading the British Invasion. Marvin Gaye – See Our Profile Born: April 2, 1939, Washington, DC, United States Died: April 1, 1984, Los Angeles, CA, United States Member of: The Marquees, The Moonglows Genres: … Read more

Top Artists and Bands of the 80s

Top Artists and Bands of the 80s

    The 1980s saw the rise of pop music and heavy metal and the beginnings of rap.  Check out these top artists and bands of the 80s dude! Def Leppard Formed: November 1977, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Members: Joe Elliott (vocals), Rick Savage (bass), Pete Willis (guitar, 1977-82), Tony Kenning … Read more

Top Artists and Bands of the 50s

Top Artists and Bands of the 50s

  Elvis Presley was the one who made the musical explosion during the 50s  — sure, he was not the inventor of rock n’ roll, but he made it more mainstream and accessible. Other rock n’ roll pioneers such as Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis continued to bring fire and passion … Read more