Introduction to Foghat

Foghat

Foghat’s formation and early days Although the band’s sound was unmistakably American, all of the members of Foghat are actually English natives. It was in London, 1970 where Foghart’s seeds originated. Original members Dave “Lonesome Dave” Peverett (guitars/vocals), Tony Stevens (bass) and Roger Earl (drums) had once been with the blues combo … Read more

Introduction to Fats Domino

Fats Domino

The legendary “Fat Man” from New Orleans Probably the most legendary music figure to come out of New Orleans, Louisiana, blues and rock and roll singer/pianist Fats Domino also grew to become one of the influential icons in the 1950s. His first foray into recording was with Imperial Records in 1949, where … Read more

The History of In-N-Out Burger

The History of In N Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger: rated high for its burger’s top quality and freshness Based on many customers’ opinion and rating, In-N-Out Burger is consistently one of the best burger chains in the US. Known for its renowned quality and the freshness of the ingredients, it’s not a surprise why In-N-Out Burger has developed and … Read more

Stuart Hamblen, the Singing Cowboy

Stuart Hamblen

Introduction to Stuart Hamblen Stuart Hamblen was an American country singer-songwriter, one of the country’s first singing cowboys. Hamblen rose to popularity through his series of radio programs on the US West Coast. He wrote many popular songs such as “This Ole House” (a #1 pop hit for songstress Rosemary Clooney, and … Read more

The Hues Corporation – “Rock the Boat”

The Hues Corporation

Introduction to the Hues Corporation The Hues Corporation were an American soul/pop/disco act known for their #1 1974 hit “Rock The Boat,” which were one of the earliest disco hits. They started out in their career as three singers and three side musicians. 1972 was an eventful year for the band when … Read more

The Legendary Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Introduction Sammy Davis Jr. is considered one of the legendary all-around entertainers. Initially a tap dancer, he fought against all odds that includes racial discrimination and segregation to become one of the top stars during his time. His dynamic versatlility eventually won him legions of fans of all races. Davis appeared in … Read more

Introduction to Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep

Origins in London, and first album It was in London, England where the roots of Uriah Heep originated. Vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box had been members of the rock band The Stalkers; after the band broke up, they formed another short-lived group Spice before turning it into Uriah Heep (after … Read more

History of the Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band

  Introduction to the pioneers of Southern rock The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman. The brothers had been in two previous bands, Allman Joys & Hour Glass, before starting The Allman Brothers Band. The initial band consisted of Dickie Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks … Read more

Biography of Clarence Carter

Clarence Carter

Early life and teaming with Calvin Scott Clarence George Carter was born on January 14, 1936 in Montgomery, Alabama. Blind from birth, he found solace and leaned on music by teaching himself guitar. He went to a school for the blind and to a normal state college in Alabama where he majored … Read more

Dan Hill – “Sometimes When We Touch”

Dan Hill

Introduction to Dan Hill Dan Hill is a Canadian singer-songwriter most famous for his 1977 ballad “Sometimes When We Touch” and 1987’s “Can’t We Try” (a duet with singer Vonda Sheppard). In 1977, one of his songs reached across the border and became a massive hit over there – “Sometimes When We … Read more

Shirley Brown – “Woman to Woman”

Shirley Brown

Introduction to Shirley Brown Shirley Brown is an American R&B singer best known for his #1 R&B hit single, “Woman To Woman” in 1974. Her first label was the Illinois-based Abet imprint; she then moved to Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee. There she recorded “Woman To Woman,” which became a big hit … Read more

Stonewall Jackson – “Waterloo”

Stonewall Jackson

Introduction to Stonewall Jackson Stonewall Jackson is an American country/honky-tonk/folk singer and musician who was particularly known during the late 50s and early 60s. His music career started in 1956 when he first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry; he eventually would become one of the fixtures of the famous country music … Read more

Morris Albert – “Feelings”

Morris Albert

Short career summary on Morris Albert Mauricio Alberto Kaisemann aka Morris Albert is a soft rock singer and songwriter who is considered a one hit wonder with his song “Feelings” which sold over 1 million copies in the US alone and reached #6 on the Top 100 Billboard chart and #2 on … Read more

Biography of Tab Hunter – 1950s idol

Tab Hunter

Introduction Tab Hunter is an American actor and singer popularly known for his 1950s box office hits and the 1957 Billboard chart-topper “Young Love.” Born Arthur Andrew Kelm in New York to German immigrants, he started his career in 1948 when he was discovered by Harry Wilson, a Hollywood agent who also … Read more

History of James Brown

James Brown

The Inventor of Funk and The Godfather of Soul James Brown is one of the most influential artists, leading him to be called as the “Godfather Of Soul”. Not only that, he had also invented “funk” and led to the evolution of hip-hop music. Brown has risen from poverty to become one … Read more

Biography of Donna Summer

Donna Summer

Early life and career The future disco queen Donna Summer was born Donna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts. It seems that singing was an inborn passion for the young Donna, who eventually got her chance to show her talents by singing for their local church. During her high … Read more

Introduction to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

 Formation and early career phase Despite the group’s name carrying founder (and sometime lead singer) Harold Melvin’s name, it was lead vocalist Teddy Pendergrass who brought the R&B/soul vocal group Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes to its peak years in the early 1970s. They are considered one of the most influential … Read more

Biography of Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

Introduction Natalie Cole was an American African-American singer, songwriter and musician. More than just the daughter of the legendary crooner Nat King Cole, Natalie has established herself as a singer in her own right. As she grew up listening to the usual R&B and soul to pop and psychedelic rock, Cole applied … Read more

Introduction to the Eagles

The Eagles

The Eagles — in a nutshell Eagles are one of the most successful rock groups in the 1970s, having sold millions of records worldwide, and best famous for their signature hit “Hotel California”. The core members of the band are Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. They would achieve … Read more

The Amboy Dukes

The Amboy Dukes

Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes The Amboy Dukes were a Detroit progressive rock band that launched the career of rock legend Ted Nugent. The band actually started in the early 60’s in Detroit with little success. They relocated to Chicago in 1964 where Nugent joinied the band while still in high … Read more

Biography of Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas

Born to entertain Oldies music fans could very well call Rufus Thomas an all-around entertainer. Aside from being a singer and recording artist, he was also a comedian, a television personality and a disc jockey. It seems that Thomas was a born performer, who came into the world on March 26, 1917. … Read more

The Detergents – “Leader of the Laundromat”

The Detergents

Introduction to the Detergents Specializing in comic parodies, the Detergents were a 1960s group whose record “Leader of the Laundromat” entered the Top 20 in 1965. The group comprised of Ronnie (Ron) Dante, Danny Jordan and Tommy Wynn — all had worked for Aldon Music. Paul Vance, who happened to be Jordan’s … 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

History of the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

Introduction to one of the greatest bands in rock history One of the most influential groups of the 60s music era, The Beach Boys were formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. Best known for their tight vocal harmonies, the most famous lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, cousin Mike … Read more

Badfinger — The Godfathers of Power Pop

Badfinger

Introduction Badfinger, formerly known as The Iveys, was formed in 1961 with Pete Ham as the only original member to become part of Badfinger. They got their big break in 1968 break when Beatles roadie Mal Evans convinced the Beatles to sign The Iveys for their new record company, Apple Records. They … Read more

Introduction to Don Costa

Don Costa

Introduction Don Costa was an American record producer and music arranger, known for his collaborations with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Lloyd Price, George Hamilton IV, Paul Anka, Sarah Vaughan, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett and most notably, Frank Sinatra. Costa became Sinatra’s arranger when the latter invited him to work on one … Read more

The History of Dobie Gray

Dobie Gray

  Introduction Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown in 1940 – died in 2011) was an American R&B/soul/country/pop whose claim to music immortality is rested on his 1973 hit “Drift Away”, which had become his signature hit. Primarily intending to be an actor, the Texan-born Brown arrived in Los Angeles in the … Read more

The 20 Most Memorable Quotes From the Friends TV Series

The 20 Most Memorable Quotes From the Friends TV Series

You wouldn’t fondly remember the 90s without making a mention of Friends! Let’s see if you know the TV sitcom really well by revisiting those famous Friends quotes! How you doin’?! – Joey We were on a break! – Ross Just so you know, it’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy, … Read more

Introduction to Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett — one of the popular teen idols of the 1970s Leif Garrett is an American disco, rock and pop singer and actor. His talents and good looks gained him popularity as a teen idol in the late 1970s. As an actor and television personality, Garrett’s notable appearances include Bob & … Read more

Greatest Presidential Quotes Of All Time

Greatest Presidential Quotes Of All Time

Being a US President is probably the toughest job in the world, but our leaders have brought us the most inspiring quotes. Check out some of them in this gallery! “When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.” – George … Read more