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Artist Profile: Pink Floyd

Formed in 1965 in London, Pink Floyd was a rock band that became popular from London’s underground music scene in…

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25 Classic Rock DVDs You Don’t Want to Miss

Before, rock movies and concerts can only be watched on VHS tapes or regular television. Most of the time, the…

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80s Music

Artist Profile: Judas Priest

Formed in West Bromwich, England in 1969, Judas Priest is a heavy metal band that is often hailed as one…

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Artist Profile: Chicago

Formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago was a rock band that was originally named Chicago Transit Authority. They began…

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80s Music

Artist Profile: Sonic Youth

Formed in New York, City in 1981, Sonic Youth was a rock band that was composed of Kim Gordon on…

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Artist Profile: Ozzy Osbourne

Born as John Michael Osbourne in 1948, Ozzy Osbourne is an English songwriter, actor, and singer who rose to fame…

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Music Genres

History of Heavy Metal

If you are unfamiliar with the heavy metal genre it is understandable if you feel a little bit confused when…

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80s Music

Artist Profile: Iron Maiden

Formed in Leyton, East London in 1975, Iron Maiden is a heavy metal band that released over thirty-nine albums throughout…

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Artist Profile: Beastie Boys

Formed in New York City in 1981, the Beastie Boys was a hip hop group that is composed of Adam…

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Artist Profile: Motley Crue

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981, Motley Crue is a rock band that is composed of Tommy Lee on…

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Artist Profile: Scorpions

Formed on 1965, Scorpion is a German rock band that is composed of Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Herman Rarebell…

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Artist Profile: Pixies

Formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are an alternative rock band that was composed of Joey Santiago on lead…

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Artist Profile: REO Speedwagon

Formed in Champaign, Illinois in 1967, REO Speedwagon is a rock band that gained popularity in the United States during…

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80s Music

Artist Profile: The Go-Go’s

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978, The Go-Go’s is an American new-wave band that became famous in the early…

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80s Music

Artist Profile: Thompson Twins

The Thompson Twins was a British new wave/ mainstream pop group that was formed in 1977. They gained popularity in…

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80s Music

Artist Profile: Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who used to be a part of the duo Loggins and Messina. But…

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Artist Profile: Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer was an English musician that was born in January 1949. He was also a record producer known for…

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80s Music

Top Metal Bands of the 80s

The ‘80s was the decade that gave birth to the sub-genres of hair metal and thrash metal among the many…

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Whitesnake

Formed by former Deep Purple member, David Coverdale in 1978, Whitesnake was an English rock band that is consist of…

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80s Music

Van Halen

Formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, Van Halen is a hard rock band that is composed of David Lee Roth…

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80s Music

Tears for Fears

Formed by British musicians Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith in 1981, Tears for Fears was founded after Smith’s and Orzabal’s…

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The Pretenders

Formed in Hereford, England in March of 1978, The Pretenders is an American-British rock band that is composed of Chrissie…

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80s Music

The Smiths

Formed in Manchester in 1982, The Smiths are composed of Steven Morrissey as their vocalist, Johnny Marr as their guitarist,…

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The Human League

Formed in Sheffield, England in 1977, The Human League is an English synth-pop band that rose to fame because of…

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80s Music

INXS

Originally known as the Farris Brothers in 1977, INXS (pronounced as “in excess”) is an Australian band that is consist…

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80s Music

The Cure

Formed in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex, The Cure is an English rock band that experienced a lot of line-up…

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80s Music

Simple Minds

Formed in 1977 in Glasgow, Simple Minds is a Scottish rock band that is currently composed of Jim Kerr on…

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80s Music

Wham!

Considered to be one of the most successful pop artist of the 80’s, Wham! Is an English duo composed of…

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Spandau Ballet

Formed in Islington, London in 1979, Spandau Ballet is one of the successful bands that came out during the New…

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Talking Heads

Formed in 1975 in New York City, Talking Heads was an American rock band that is comprised of David Byrne…

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80s Music

The Police – An Iconic Rock Band

The Police was a British rock band from London that was formed in 1977. They played a style of rock…

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80s Music

Pet Shop Boys

Formed in London in 1981, Pet Shop Boys is an English synth-pop duo that is consist of Chris Lowe and…

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80s Music

Run-DMC

Formed in Queens, New York, Run-DMC is an American hip-hop group that is composed of Darryl McDaniels, Jazon Mizell, and…

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80s Music

R.E.M

Formed in Georgia in 1980, R.E.M is an American rock band that is composed of Bill Berry as the drummer,…

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80s Music

New Order

Formed in 1980, New Order is an English rock band that was composed of Stephen Morris on drums, Bernard Summer…

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80s Music

Men at Work

Formed in 1979, Men at Work are an Australian rock band with Colin Hay on lead vocals, Ron Strykert on…

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80s Music

AC/DC

History and Career AC/DC is one of the most influential hard rock bands from the 70’s, they are one of…

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80s Music

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, activist, producer and photographer. He was born on November 5, 1959 in Ontario,…

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80s Music

Culture Club

Culture Club was an English new wave band that is composed of Boy George on lead vocals, Jon Moss on…

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80s Music

Def Leppard

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed by a group of teenagers from Sheffield England in 1977. The band…

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80s Music

Depeche Mode

Formed in Basildon, Essex in the 80’s, Depeche Mode is an electronic band that had more than 50 songs that…

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Dire Straits

Formed in London in 1977, Dire Straits is an English rock band that is composed of  David Knopfler on rhythm…

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80s Music

Eurythmics

This British duo consists of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart was formed  in the New South Wales city of…

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80s Music

Guns N’ Roses

Also known as GNR, Guns N’ Roses is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California. They…

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80s Music

Huey Lewis and the News

Formed in San Francisco, California, Huey Lewis and the News had several hits during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. They…

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Entertainment, Movies and Books

Craziest Rock and Pop Hairstyles of the 80s

From time to time there are hairstyles that become popular whether it be the afro, cornrows, dreadlocks, liberty spikes, mohawks,…

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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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Entertainment, Movies and Books

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…

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80s Music

Introduction to Survivor

Survivor is an American rock band formed in the late 1970s in Chicago by core members Frankie Sullivan and Jim…

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80s Music

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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70s Music

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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80s Music

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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60s Music

Rock Legends: Jimi Hendrix

Introduction Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is no doubt one of the 60s music era legends. The music magazine Rolling Stone ranked…

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80s Music

One-Hit Wonder: Nena

  Introduction Nena was a German classic rock, post-punk and new wave group hailing from Berlin. The band was fronted…

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60s Music

One-Hit Wonder: Steam

Introduction Steam was a classic rock and pop band known for their only hit “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him…

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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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The Surfaris and Their Only Hit “Wipe Out”

Introduction The Surfaris were an American surf rock group originating from Glendora, California. They are best known for their Top…

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70s Music

One-hit Wonders: Wild Cherry

Introduction Wild Cherry was a funk rock group hailing from Ohio. They are known for their single “Play that Funky…

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70s Music

One-hit wonders: M

Introduction M was a new wave/synth pop “group,” a one-man project of English singer and musician Robin Scott. M gained…

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70s Music

One-hit wonders: Shocking Blue

Introduction Shocking Blue is a now-defunct classic rock band from The Hague, Netherlands, known for their international hit single “Venus”during…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Prince

Introduction Prince (born Prince Rodgers Nelson) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his groundbreaking, eclectic style and flamboyant…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Phil Collins

Introduction Phil Collins (born in London, England, 1951) is an English singer-songwriter and drummer, who were one of the most…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Jon Bon Jovi

Introduction Jon Bon Jovi is an American rock and pop singer, songwriter and musician who is also the frontman of…

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80s Music

Artists Profile: Daryl Hall & John Oates (aka Hall & Oates)

Introduction Daryl Hall & John Oates aka Hall and Oates were one of the most popular acts during the late…

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60s Music

Artists Profile: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys

Introduction Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys are one of those classic rock and country rock bands that oldies…

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70s Music

Artists Profile: Cate Brothers

Introduction to Cate Brothers Oldies music fans will probably recognize the Cate Brothers. Consisting of twin brothers Earl and Ernest…

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70s Music

Artist Biography: Bram Tchaikovsky

Introduction Oldies music fans — especially classic rock enthusiasts in particular — may instantly remember Bram Tchaikovsky and his eponymous…

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70s Music

Artist Biography: Brewer & Shipley

  Introduction Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley are members of the folk duo Brewer & Shipley who are known for…

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Artist Biography: The Guess Who

Introduction: Early beginnings and becoming stars in their native Canada The beginnings of The Guess Who hail back as far…

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70s Music

Boomer Castleman: One-Hit Wonder and Inventor

Introduction Boomer Castleman (1945-2015) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and inventor hailing from Texas. Oldies music fans…

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70s Music

Burton Cummings’ Successful Musical Journey

Introduction Early life and start in the music business Singer-songwriter and musician Burton Cummings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada…

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60s Music

Al Caiola and His Orchestra

Introduction Al Caiola and His Orchestra are known for their two successful instrumental tunes “The Magnificent Seven” and “Bonanza,” both…

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The Fifth Estate

  Introduction to The Fifth Estate The Fifth Estate is an American garage rock and pop band, formed during the…

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70s Music

The Music of April Wine

Introduction to April Wine April Wine is a Canadian classic rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, featuring the singing and…

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70s Music

Delaney & Bonnie

Introduction to Delaney & Bonnie Delaney & Bonnie were an American husband-and-wife duo Delaney Bramlett (born in 1939 – died…

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The Story and Music of Blue Cheer

Introduction to Blue Cheer Blue Cheer were an American rock band whose charting singles were “Just a Little Bit” and…

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The Music of Blues Magoos

  Introduction to Blues Magoos Blues Magoos are a rock group formed in New York during the 60s music era,…

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70s Music

Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band

Introduction to Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band Dennis Coffey (born Dennis James Coffey in Detroit, Michigan in 1940)…

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60s Music

Davie Allan (and The Arrows)

  Introduction to Davie Allan Davie Allan learned to play guitar in high school where he met schoolmate Mike Curb…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Dave Edmunds

Introduction to Dave Edmunds Dave Edmunds (born David William Edmunds in 1944) is a Welsh/British guitarist, singer and record producer.…

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60s Music

The Cowsills, a Successful Family Pop Group

  Introduction: The Cowsills is an American bubblegum pop-rock band formed during the 60s music era. They entirely composed of…

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70s Music

The Babys – Their History and Hits

Introduction The Babys is a British hard rock band that was active from 1975-1981. The band originally consisted of John…

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70s Music

Climax and Their Only Hit “Precious and Few”

Who is Climax? Climax is a now-defunct American pop and classic rock band formed during the 70s music era. The…

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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders: Cymarron

Introduction: Cymarron is a now-defunct American soft rock band from the 70s music era. They achieved momentary fame through their…

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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders: Crabby Appleton

Introduction: Crabby Appleton is a now-defunct American pop-rock band from Los Angeles, California. Singer-songwriter Michael Fennelly (formerly of Millennium) founded…

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70s Music

Introduction to City Boy

Introduction: City Boy was a classic rock band originating from Birmingham, England. The band was known for their only US…

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70s Music

Blue Swede and Their Hit Version of “Hooked on a Feeling”

Introduction Blue Swede is a short-lived Swedish classic rock and pop band hailing from Stockholm. They achieved fame via their…

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70s Music

Blues Image and Their Only Hit “Ride Captain Ride”

Introduction Blues Image is a US classic rock band hailing from Tampa, Florida in the mid-1960s. Founded by Mike Pinera,…

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70s Music

Introduction to Rick Derringer

  Introduction: Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer in 1947) is an American singer and guitarist, specializing on classic rock and…

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70s Music

Introduction to Rickie Lee Jones

Introduction: Rickie Lee Jones is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer who covered many genres such as R&B, pop, soul…

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60s Music

The Story and Music of Charles Randolph Grean

Introduction to Charles Randolph Grean Charles Randolph Grean (born in 1913 – died in 2003) was an American composer and…

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60s Music

Bobby Gregg and His Friends

Introduction to Bobby Gregg and his Friends Bobby Gregg (born Robert J. Gregg in 1936 – died in 2014) was…

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70s Music

Yes: Progressive Rock and Classic Rock Legends

Introduction to Yes Yes is one of the most successful and influential progressive rock/classic rock bands to have ever emerged…

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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders Ashton, Gardner and Dyke

Introduction to Ashton, Gardner and Dyke Ashton, Gardner And Dyke were formed in 1969, consisting of Tony Ashton (vocals and…

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60s Music

Introduction to Barry and the Tamerlanes

Introduction to Barry and the Tamerlanes Barry and The Tamerlanes were a 60s music era pop-rock band created by 1950’s…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of The First Class

Introduction to The First Class The First Class was a studio project for singer-songwriter John Carter, formed in the UK.…

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60s Music

The Leaves and Their Enduring Classic Rock Hit “Hey Joe”

  Introduction to The Leaves Garage rock group The Leaves are remembered for their most successful version of “Hey Joe,”…

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The Story and Music of The Equals

  Introduction to The Equals Deriving their name from the fact that the group was racially integrated, The Equals’ sound…

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The Dartells and Their Only Hit “Hot Pastrami”

Introduction to The Dartells were a short-lived 60s music era American rock and roll group formed in Oxnard, California in…

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The Illusion and Their Biggest Hit “Did You See Her Eyes”

Introduction to The Illusion The Illusion were a Long Island, New York band known for their only major hit single…

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The Hondells and Their Hit Single “Little Honda”

Introduction to The Hondells The Hondells were a 60s music-era American surf rock/pop group known for their 1964 Top 10…

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The Hombres and Their Lone Hit Single “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)”

Introduction to The Hombres Fondly remembered for their 1967 Top 20 single “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out),”…

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70s Music

The Glass Bottle – “I Ain’t Got Time Anymore”

Introduction to The Glass Bottle The Glass Bottle was a now-defunct contemporary rock and pop group who rose fleetingly in…

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60s Music

The Cyrkle

Introduction to the Cyrkle The Cyrkle were an American pop rock band formed in Easton, Pennsylvania in the early 60s…

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The Music of The Cuff Links

Introduction to The Cuff Links The Cuff Links are American rock/bubblegum pop studio group headed by Ron Dante, who also…

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The Short Music Career of The Chicago Loop

Introduction to The Chicago Loop was a short-lived pop/rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois. The core members of the group…

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70s Music

The Flaming Ember

Introduction to The Flaming Ember The Flaming Ember was one of the few white soul bands to figure on the…

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60s Music

One-hit Wonders The Chartbusters

Introduction to The Chartbusters The Chartbusters were a 60s music era rock and roll band hailing from Washington D.C. They…

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70s Music

The Music of The Bells

Introduction to The Bells The Bells were a late 60s to early 70s music era Canadian rock band formed in…

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70s Music

The Life and Music of The Assembled Multitude

Introduction to The Assembled Multitude The Assembled Multitude was a 70s music era act and the brainchild of the late…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Richie Furay

Introduction to Richie Furay Richie Furay is an American singer and songwriter who was part of the legendary 60s rock…

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60s Music

Rocco Granata and His Surprise International Hit “Marina”

  Introduction to Rocco Granata Rocco Granata (born in Figline Vegliaturo, Italy in 1938) is an Italian-born Belgian accordionist, singer-songwriter,…

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70s Music

Norman Greenbaum and His Classic Rock Hit “Spirit in the Sky”

Introduction to Norman Greenbaum Norman Greenbaum is an American rock singer-songwriter best known for his 1970 hit “Spirit in the…

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60s Music

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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80s Music

The Life and Music of Marty Balin

  Introduction to Marty Balin Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1942) is an American singer-songwriter…

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70s Music

The Short Music Career of LeBlanc and Carr

Introduction to Leblanc and Carr Good friends Lenny LeBlanc and Pete Carr were billed as LeBlanc and Carr, best known…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Lamont Dozier

Introduction to Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier (born in 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American songwriter, record producer and a…

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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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70s Music

The Short-Lived Career of Ironhorse

Introduction to Iron Horse Ironhorse was a Canadian rock band formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1979, by Randy Bachman…

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70s Music

Classic Rock’s One-Hit Wonders: Hotlegs

Introduction to Hotlegs Hotlegs were an English pop/rock band who appeared fleetingly with a hit called “Neanderthal Man” in 1970.…

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70s Music

The Music of the Hudson Brothers

Introduction to Hudson Brothers The Hudson Brothers were 70s music era pop group from Portland, Oregon. They consisted of Bill…

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70s Music

The Music of Five Man Electrical Band

Introduction to Five Man Electrical Band Five Man Electrical Band is a Canadian rock band who is best known for…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Ambrosia

Introduction Ambrosia is an American rock band from Southern California formed in 1970 and originally consisting of Joe Puerta, David…

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70s Music

One-Hit Wonders Alive N Kickin’

Introduction Alive N Kickin’ (aka Alive and Kicking & Alive’N Kickin’) were a one hit wonder band out of Brooklyn,…

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60s Music

The Five Americans – “Western Union”

A short introduction to the Five Americans The Five Americans are now fondly remembered for their snappy song “Western Union,”…

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80s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to the J. Geils Band

J. Geils Band’s career in a summary The J. Geils Band is an American rock group best known for their…

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70s Music

Introduction to Firefall

Firefall was once big in the 1970s charts with “You Are The Woman”…. Firefall is the name of an American…

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70s Music

Introduction to Steely Dan

Donald Fagen and Walter Becker – the core of Steely Dan Donald Fagen and Walter Becker first met while attending…

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70s Music

History of Eric Clapton

Introduction to “Slowhand” Eric Clapton has been considered one of the greatest axemen of all time. He had been with…

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70s Music

Introduction to Black Sabbath

Formation of Black Sabbath One of the most famous heavy metal bands was formed in Birmingham, England in the late…

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70s Music

Biography of Meat Loaf

Early life and showbiz career Meat Loaf is Marvin Lee Aday in real life. He was born on September 27,…

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80s Music

Biography of Kim Carnes, the Classic Rock Diva

Introduction Kim Carnes is an American country and rock singer known for her raspy, throaty singing style, as well as…

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60s Music

One-hit wonders the Crescendos with their song “Oh, Julie”

Short introduction on the Crescendos The Crescendos were a short-lived American rock and roll group, originating from Nashville, Tennessee. Their…

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60s Music

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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70s Music

King Harvest – “Dancing in the Moonlight”

American rock band King Harvest goes down to history as one of the countless one-hit wonders (despite the second and…

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60s Music

The Music and Hits of Gary U.S. Bonds

Introduction Gary U.S. Bonds is an R&B/pop/rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. Anderson, who was born in Florida, moved to…

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60s Music

Introduction to the Knickerbockers

Who are the Knickerbockers? A pop smash called “Lies” brought the New Jersey pop/rock group the Knickerbockers some fame during…

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70s Music

The Buoys – “Timothy”

Brief introduction to the Buoys The Buoys were a short-lived American group who had garnered only one major hit, “Timothy.”…

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70s Music

Sammy Johns – “Chevy Van”

Introduction to Sammy Johns Although singer-songwriter Sammy Johns penned hit songs for other artists, he is best known for his…

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60s Music

The Kingsmen and Their Classic Rock Record “Louie, Louie”

Who are the Kingsmen? The Kingsmen are a garage rock band in the 1960s mainly famous for their 1963 hit…

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60s Music

Classic Rock Legends: History of The Who

Formation of The Who’s nucleus The classic lineup of the legendary English rock band The Who consisted of Roger Daltrey,…

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70s Music

Introduction to Boston

First, a little bit something about Boston… Formed by MIT grad Tom Scholz in the 1970s, Boston once held the…

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70s Music

History of Kiss

The band’s career in a summary Kiss is an American hard rock band, famously identified for the black-and-white makeups on…

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70s Music

Introduction to Brownsville Station

Get to know the band at a glance Brownsville Station is a Michigan rock and roll band that was popular…

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60s Music

Dante and the Evergreens – “Alley Oop”

Introduction to Dante and the Evergreens Dante & the Evergreens were a late 1950s to early 1960s rock and pop…

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60s Music

The Box Tops – “The Letter”

 Who are the Box Tops? The Box Tops were a rock group, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. Their first single was…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Kansas

  Kansas at a glance Kansas is the name of an American rock band, most popular and active throughout the…

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70s Music

History of John Lennon, One of Classic Rock’s Icons

John Lennon – A Rock Icon John Lennon was an English musician, writer and artist, belonging to one of the…

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60s Music

Classic Rock Legends: The History of Jefferson Airplane

Introduction Jefferson Airplane is considered one of the cornerstones of psychedelic rock who achieved stunning commercial and critical triumph. They…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Mott the Hoople

Formation as the Doc Thomas Group and as Silence Mott the Hoople’s origins hark back to Herefordshire, England during the…

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80s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The band’s early days Heartland rock pioneers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in Gainesville, Florida in the mid-1970s. The…

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60s Music

The Easybeats – the “Australian Beatles”

  Get to know the Easybeats The Easybeats were an Australian rock and pop band, formed in Sydney in 1964.…

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80s Music

Introduction to Heart: Ann and Nancy Wilson

Introduction Heart have remained one of the most commercially enduring groups in history, with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson maintained…

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60s Music

Introduction to Wayne Fontana

Who is Wayne Fontana? Wayne Fontana is a Manchester-born British singer of the rock and pop vein, and a founder…

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60s Music

The History of the Chambers Brothers

Career in a summary The Chambers Brothers are a racially-integrated American band founded during their formative years in the early…

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70s Music

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller’s early life and formation of his own band Steve Miller was born on October 5, 1943 in Milwaukee,…

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70s Music

History of Blue Oyster Cult

The band’s origins and early career The group Blue Öyster Cult hailed from Stony Brook College in Long Island, New…

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60s Music

The Balloon Farm – “A Question of Temperature”

Short career summary The Balloon Farm was a short lived psychedelic band from New Jersey that are known as One-Hit…

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70s Music

Introduction to Foghat

Foghat’s formation and early days Although the band’s sound was unmistakably American, all of the members of Foghat are actually…

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70s Music

History of The Clash

The Clash had undergone a lot of personnel changes, but the classic lineup consisted of leader Joe Strummer (vocals, guitar;…

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70s Music

Introduction to Electric Light Orchestra

Career summary Electric Light Orchestra or ELO was a British rock group known for its so-called “chamber rock” or “symphonic…

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70s Music

History of Rush

Although not widely regarded by critics or the mainstream audience, award-winning Canadian rock band Rush has remained one of the…

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70s Music

History of Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart was born Roderick David Stewart on January 10 in Highgate, in North London. As he grew up, soccer…

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80s Music

Introduction to The Knack

Introduction Primarily known for their hit single “My Sharona”, four-piece new wave band The Knack were particularly active in the…

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70s Music

Biography of America

Introduction America is a 70s music era classic rock and soft rock band that was formed by Dan Peek, Gerry…

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