Guide to ‘80s Music

80s music mix tape

Music in the 1980s was all about image. When MTV became popular, the images that go together with the artists became more important than ever. When it came to music during the 1980s, nothing was modest, not the sound and not the fashion. The decade reflected the beginning of an era of … Read more

The 1980s: John Lennon, Classic Rock Radio stations and MTV

Introduction to Classic Rock The 1960s: Rock Music Comes of Age The 1970s: Rock vs. Disco The 1980s: John Lennon, Classic Rock Radio Stations and MTV Best Selling Classic Rock Artists and Bands Classic Rock – Influence on Culture Artists and Bands Symbols Dress and Fashion Movies Quotes and Commentary on Classic … Read more

Biography of Michael Jackson

Biography of Michael Jackson

Introduction Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009) is one of the most famous superstars in the world. The “King of Pop” did not only shape the sound and the style of the 70s and 80s music, but also became an iconic figure for the popular culture of the 20th century. He … Read more

The Music of the 1980s

The Music of the 1980s

Because all of the major turmoils from the 1960s and the 1970s — the counterculture movement, the Vietnam war, the Watergate scandal and the domestic economic crisis — many Americans were left frustrated. Their confidence towards their fellow citizens and the government were severely undermined. By the end of Jimmy Carter’s presidency, … Read more

The History of Elton John: Classic Rock’s Piano Man

Elton John

Sir Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, London, England. He is famous for singing, songwriting, composing, playing piano, producing records, and on occasion, acting. At age three, he began playing the piano on his own, and shocked his family by … Read more