Barry Manilow Profile

Barry Manilow live at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

You may consider the 1970s as the treasure trove of sentimental romantic ballads, known for their slick and lush production and sweeping, heart-stopping choruses. Up to now, they have remained popular. Several radio stations around the world still play these 1970s love songs, even many years after they faded from the Billboard … Read more

Biography of Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton

Sheena Shirley Orr, or more popularly known as Sheena Easton, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and actress. Her first project in the industry was in an episode of the first British musical reality television program called, “The Big Time: Pop Singer”. The show recorded her attempts to earn a record contract as … Read more

The Pointer Sisters – So Excited

The Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters are an American versatile pop and R&B singing group who came from Oakland, California. It was during the 1970’s and 1980’s when they achieved mainstream success. For more than four decades, their collection included different genres such as bebop, dance, disco, electronic, blues, country, rock, dance, jazz, funk, and … Read more

Profile of Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He recorded more than 120 hit singles of different music genres and dominated the country and pop album charts in the United States alone for over 200 individual weeks. He also sold more than a hundred million records worldwide which … Read more

Introduction to Classic Rock

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

Classic Pop Songs That Remind You of Summer

Classic Pop Songs That Remind You of Summer

It seems that summertime has inspired a lot more songs than any other season. Whether it’s about love, heartache or fun in the summertime, this season has never failed in inspiring a lot of songwriters in composing tunes that have turned into pop classics that have endured generations after generations. Must really … Read more

John Mellencamp’s Music Biography

John Mellencamp's Music Biography

John Mellencamp is a musician and singer-songwriter from Indiana who is one of the few but notable artists who brought heartland rock into 80s music. Known for his distinctively straightforward musical style, he incorporated the voice and the passion of small-town people into oldies music. During his successful years, he bagged 22 … Read more

Introduction to Survivor

Introduction to Survivor

Survivor is an American rock band formed in the late 1970s in Chicago by core members Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik. The album-oriented rock group was one of the greatest rock band in the 80s music era, and is best known for 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger,” which was used as … Read more

One-Hit Wonders: John and Ernest

John and Ernest

Introduction John & Ernest were another of those “one hit wonder” acts, who scored short-termed popularity via the Top 40 hit “Superfly Meets Shaft” in 1973.  The novelty duo comprised of John Free and Ernest Smith.  But no sooner after their second single “Soul President Number One” , which failed to chart, … 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

History of Buddy Holly, One of Classic Rock Legends

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly — An Introduction Buddy Holly (born Chalres Hardin Holley on September 7, 1936 – died on February 3, 1959) was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose influence and appeal still endure even over 50 years after his death in an airplane crash. In 1956, Holley signed to Decca Records, and … Read more

El Chicano – “Viva Tirado”

El Chicano

Who are El Chicano? El Chicano are an American music group formed in the 1970s, whose repertoire include chicano rock and “brown-eyed soul.” They released singles that figured on the US Hot 100: “Viva Tirado” (from their 1970 debut album of the same title), their cover of Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl” and … Read more