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Artist Profile: Public Enemy

Formed in 1986 in Long Island, New York, Public Enemy is a hip hop group that consists of Flavor Flav,…

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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…

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Interesting Facts About The Ed Sullivan Show

Let’s have a look back at The Ed Sullivan Show, one of the most highly-watched variety programs during the 50s and…

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Herman’s Hermits

Introduction Herman’s Hermits are one of the popular acts to come out of the British Invasion and the of “beat…

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Biography of Jimmy Dorsey

Introduction: Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was one of the highly-regarded musicians and big-band leaders during…

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Biography of Tommy Dorsey

  Introduction: Tommy Dorsey was an American musician and bandleader and one of the prominent figures of the Big Band…

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Introduction to GQ

  Introduction GQ was an American disco and R&B group who scored a handful of hits on the disco and…

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Con Funk Shun

Introduction Con Funk Shun is a funk and R&B band formed during the late 1960s. From a backup band, Con…

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The Hollywood Argyles

Introduction The Hollywood Argyles were a short-lived studio group assembled by producer/musician/songwriters Kim Fowley and Gary Paxton. They achieved popularity…

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Introduction to Celebration (featuring Mike Love)

Introduction Celebration was a short-lived group formed by Beach Boys’ Mike Love during the 70s music era, as his side…

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Introduction to Joe Barry

Introduction Joe Barry was an American swamp pop singer hailing from Louisiana, known for his only big hit and now-oldies…

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Introduction to Jimmy Elledge

Introduction: Jimmy Elledge (1943-2012) was an American country singer and musician from the 60s music era. He is primarily known…

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John Fred and His Playboy Band

Introduction John Fred and his Playboy Band was a pop and blue-eyed soul group led by John Fred Gourrier (1941-2005).…

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Introduction to Johnny Ferguson

Introduction Johnny Ferguson (born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter from the 60s music…

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One-Hit Wonders: Joe Jeffrey Group

Introduction One of the numerous “one hit wonder” groups, The Joe Jeffrey Group fleetingly surfaced in the 60s music scene. …

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One-Hit Wonders: Joe Jones

Introduction Joe Jones was an American R&B singer-songwriter, who was responsible with forming the all-girl group The Dixie Cups.  His…

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Introduction to Jimmy Jones

Introduction Jimmy Jones (1937-2012) was an American singer-songwriter whose distinct vocal quality has been described as an effortlessly soulful falsetto. …

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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…

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The Music of the 1980s

Because all of the major turmoils from the 1960s and the 1970s — the counterculture movement, the Vietnam war, the…

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Introduction to Bill Medley

Bill Medley (born William Thomas Medley on September 19, 1940 in Sta. Ana, California) is an American singer and songwriter…

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Introduction to Jan Hammer

  Jan Hammer (born on April 17, 1948 in Prague) was a Czech composer, pianist and keyboardist known for his…

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Introduction to A-Ha

  A-Ha, the synthpop group from Oslo, Norway, achieved brief popularity in the 80’s music era with “Take On Me”…

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Music Legends: Ray Charles

Introduction Ray Charles was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and pianist who became one of the pioneers and most…

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USA for Africa

Introduction USA for Africa was the all-star one hit wonders famous for their charity single “We Are the World” during…

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Rock Legends: The Velvet Underground

Introduction The Velvet Underground is not some typical oldies music/classic rock group. They are one of the most influential rock…

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Rock Legends: U2

Introduction U2 is an Irish rock band formed Dublin. Led by lead vocalist Bono, the band transformed themselves from a…

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Music Legends: Otis Redding

  Introduction The late Otis Redding was one of the popular artists during the 60s music era. He is now…

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Music Legends: Muddy Waters

Introduction Muddy Waters was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist primarily known for his classic blues standard “Hoochie Coochie Man.”…

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Rock and Roll Legends: Jerry Lee Lewis

Introduction Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter and pianist who was dubbed by his nickname “The Killer.” One of…

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One-Hit Wonders: Bobby McFerrin

Introduction Bobby McFerrin is an American singer known for his late 80s music era hit, the very catchy “Don’t Worry,…

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