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Artist Profile: Tina Turner

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina Turner is the iconic singer, songwriter, and actress who was responsible for the hit songs…

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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…

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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: The Tornados

Introduction The Tornados are an English instrumental/classic rock and roll group formed during the 60s music era. Although they are…

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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…

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The Life and Music of Buzz Clifford

Introduction to Buzz Clifford Buzz Clifford is a pop singer-songwriter from Berwyn, Illinois. He started his recording career probably during…

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The History of the Crickets

Introduction The Crickets (also known as Buddy Holly and the Crickets) are an American rock ‘n roll band, formed by…

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Charlie Gracie, One of Rock and Roll’s Pioneers

Introduction to Charlie Gracie Charlie Gracie (born Charles Anthony Graci in 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American rock and…

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The Legendary Bluesman Bo Diddley

  Introduction to Bo Diddley Armed with his signature rectangular guitar, Bo Diddley (born Ellas Otha Bates in 1928 –…

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The “Mr. Dynamo” Ronnie Hawkins

Introduction to Ronnie Hawkins Having earned the name “Mr. Dynamo” for his electrifying and raw stage presence, 50s music and…

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The History of the Beatles, the First Classic Rock Band

If you think back to the music of the 60s, you probably remember The Beatles. There are few musical groups…

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The Story and Music of Little Willie John

  Introduction to Little Willie John William Edward John (famous as “Little Willie” because he was small and childlike, even…

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Lillian Briggs, the Rockabilly Bombshell

Introduction to Lillian Briggs Lillian Briggs (1932-1998) was an American 50s music singer-turned businesswoman, one of the rare instances that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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One Hit Wonders of the 1990s

For almost all artists, having a hit on the US Billboard charts (most importantly the Hot 100 or pop chart)…

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Johnny and the Hurricanes

Introduction to Johnny and the Hurricanes Johnny and the Hurricanes were an instrumental rock and roll band hailing from Ohio.…

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Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones

Introduction to Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones The Sparkletones were an American rock and roll and rockabilly combo, sometimes dubbed…

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Introduction to Kenny Dino

Who is  Kenny Dino? Kenny Dino was an American singer who achieved short-term fame during the 60s music era. Born…

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Kris Jensen and His Only Big Hit “Torture”

Introduction to Kris Jensen Kris Jensen will go down in history as one of the one-hit wonder acts in modern…

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Jimmy Bowen

  Introduction to Jimmy Bowen Jimmy Bowen (born in New Mexico in 1937) is a former singer and later songwriter…

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The Story and Music of Jo Ann Campbell

Introduction to Jo Ann Campbell Jo Ann Campbell is an American retired pop/R&B/country singer-songwriter, particularly active in the 50s music…

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Jorgen Ingmann, the Guitarist from Denmark with a Global Hit

Introduction to Jørgen Ingmann Jørgen Ingmann (born 1925) is a Danish musician but best known as a guitarist who achieved…

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Jim Lowe and His Hit “Green Door”

Introduction to Jim Lowe Jim Lowe is an American singer-songwriter who is best known for the songs “Green Door,” “Talkin’…

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The Music of Hank Ballard and the Midnighters

Introduction to Hank Ballad and the Midnighters Hank Ballard and The Midnighters began in the early 1950’s as a doo…

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The Music of Frankie Ford

Introduction to Frankie Ford New Orleans rock and roller Frankie Ford rose to distinction during the 50s music scene with…

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The Music of Ernie Fields

Introduction to Ernie Fields Ernie Fields (born Ernest Lawrence Fields in 1904 – died in 1997) was an African-American bandleader.…

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Wanda Jackson – The Queen of Rockabilly

Introduction Wanda Jackson is popularly proclaimed as “The Queen Of Rockabilly” or “The First Lady Of Rockabilly,” one of the…

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Classic Rock Legends: Little Richard

  Richard Wayne Penniman AkA “Little Richard”. Richard Wayne Penniman, known by the stage name of “Little Richard”, proclaims himself…

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Peggy Lee – “Fever”

Introduction to Peggy Lee Peggy Lee is one of the most renowned figures in American entertainment history – she was…

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The Gentrys – “Keep on Dancing”

Introduction The Gentrys were a 1960s to 1970s American rock and roll/psychedelic rock band, best known for their 1965 hit…

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History of Buddy Holly, One of Classic Rock Legends

Buddy Holly — An Introduction Buddy Holly (born Chalres Hardin Holley on September 7, 1936 – died on February 3,…

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Biography of Trini Lopez

A short introduction Trini Lopez is a guitarist and singer who’s best known for his upbeat version of the folk…

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Roy Brown – The Pioneer of Rock and Roll

Introduction to Roy Brown Singer-songwriter Roy Brown is widely considered as the pioneer of rock and roll. Brown was born…

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History of the Isley Brothers

Introduction The Isley Brothers was formed in 1954, originally as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O’Kelly Jr., Rudolph and…

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Wilbert Harrison of “Kansas City” Fame

Introduction to Wilbert Harrison Wilbert Harrison (1929-1994) was an American R&B/rock and roll/pop singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, hailing from North…

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The Bell Notes – “I’ve Had It”

Introduction to the Bell Notes The Bell Notes were a 1950s-1960s American rock and roll band. Originating in Long Island,…

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Introduction to the Champs

Introduction to the Champs The Champs were an rock and roll combo, most fondly remembered for their instrumental track “Tequila”…

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Danny and the Juniors – “At the Hop”

Short introduction to Danny and the Juniors Danny & the Juniors were an American group best known for their 1957…

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Tommy Facenda – “High School USA”

Introduction to Tommy Facenda Tommy Facenda was also known during his heyday as “Bubba” especially when he joined Gene Vincent’s…

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The Cadets – “Stranded in the Jungle”

Introduction to the Cadets The Cadets are a doo-wop group, formed in Los Angeles in the late 1940s.They started as…

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Introduction to Fats Domino

The legendary “Fat Man” from New Orleans Probably the most legendary music figure to come out of New Orleans, Louisiana,…

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History of the Allman Brothers Band

Introduction to the pioneers of Southern rock The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg…

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Ringo Starr

Meet the Starr from the Beatles! Sir Ringo Starr is an English drummer, singer and actor who achieved international fame…

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History of Bobby Darin

A quick overview on Darin’s career Bobby Darin was an American singer-­songwriter and actor. In his time, Darin was considered…

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The Coasters — R&B and Rock ‘n Roll Legends

Introduction The Coasters were an American doo-wop/R&B/rock and roll group first formed in Los Angeles, California in 1955. The Coasters’…

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Biography of Johnny Burnette

One of the earliest rockabilly stars Johnny Burnette (1934-1964) was an American rock and roll, rockabilly and pop singer and…

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Who are the Cheers?

Introduction to the Cheers The Cheers were a short-lived American rock and roll vocal combo, one of the white rock…

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Classic Rock Profiles: The Human Beinz – “Nobody But Me”

The Human Beinz – a short introduction The Human Beinz are a 1960s American rock and roll band hailing from…

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Biography of Carlos Santana

Early life and musical influences The guitar legend Carlos Santana was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947…

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The Fireballs – Tex-Mex Rock and Roll

Introduction to the Fireballs The Fireballs were an American rock and roll group who rose to fame in the late…

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Biography of Ral Donner

More than just an Elvis soundalike Most knowledgeable oldies music fans will remember the name “Ral Donner.” He was an…

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Introduction to Chuck Berry

Welcome to our site for Chuck Berry. Here you will find videos, resources, articles, news and much more all about…

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The Bobby Fuller Four – “I Fought the Law”

Who are the Bobby Fuller Four? The Bobby Fuller Four were a 1960s rock and roll band originating in El…

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One-hit Wonder Mickey Lee Lane

Introduction to Mickey Lee Lane Mickey Lee Lane was an American singer and songwriter who began his music career by…

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The Guitar Legend, Duane Eddy

Introduction Duane Eddy (born in New York in 1938) is an American guitarist who invented the guitar’s for the low,…

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The Story and Music of Bob Lind

Introduction Despite having released four albums between 1966 and 1971 (one of them is the critically acclaimed Since There Were…

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Introduction to Bob Kuban and the In-Men

Introduction Bob Kuban and the In-Men achieved their only huge hit via “The Cheater.”  Hailing from Missouri, he formed the…

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Introduction to Bill Hayes

Introduction Bill Hayes (born William Foster Hayes III in Harvey, Illinois in 1925) is an Emmy-award winning American actor and…

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Introduction to Bill Haley and the Comets

  A short introductory info on Bill Haley and the Comets Bill Haley and the Comets were founded and led…

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The Legend of Queen

Short summary on Queen Queen is an English rock band fronted by the dynamic and charismatic leader, the late Freddie…

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Little Richard – The Rock and Roll Dynamo

Who doesn’t know Little Richard and his iconic style? He was a force in the forming of modern rock and…

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Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll

Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock   Introduction to Elvis Presley When you think of…

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The Rolling Stones – The Living Legends of Blues Rock and Classic Rock

If you think about the endurance in the world of rock and roll, no one has done it better than…

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