• 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time (Rolling Stone Magazine)

    Giu 28 2009, 13:42 di FanMusic2

  • History of Rock: From the Delta to the Beach

    Ott 5 2008, 23:26 di MrModernRock

    So, as many of you know by now I'm taking a History of Rock course for one of my electives. Its hard to believe a class covering the history of rock is worth 3 credits.

    Anyway, I would like to think I know something about the history and progression of rock. Building upon the blues and R&B basis, throwing in the poor-white-boy-country to form rockabilly and then really taking off from there. Just by listening to things, even in chronological order, its hard to really imagine how influential an artist is on another or how important an artist is to a single genre without some extra, third-party knowledge being thrown in. Whether its a book (this is the book for our course), a course, or a combination of the two. Sure, its easy to hear just how good an artist was back in the day and with some exceptions (ie: Bo Diddley Beat) it takes more than simply listening to an artist to develop a sense of influence surrounding them.

    In contrast whites droned out Protestant hymns like the braying of asses in one steady beat. …
  • This Day in Music - 2/26

    Feb 26 2008, 13:49 di ThadEnouf

    1928 - Born on this day, Fats Domino, (Antoine Domino), singer, pianist, bandleader, songwriter.

    1932 - Born on this day, Johnny Cash, US country singer/songwriter. He had a US TV Johnny Cash show in the late 60s–early 70s. Cash died of respiratory failure on September 12th 2003, aged 71.

    1945 - Born on this day, Bob The Bear Hite, vocalist and harmonica player with Canned Heat. He died on April 5th 1981.

    1955 - Billboard reported that for the first time since their introduction in 1949, 45rpm singles were outselling the old standard 78's.

    1960 - Born on this day, Jaz Coleman, Killing Joke.

    1964 - The Beatles worked on the final mixes for ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ and ‘You Can't Do That’ tracks. The single, which was released the following month, topped the charts all over the world.

    1965 - Guitarist Jimmy Page released a solo single called 'She Just Satisfies', it didn't chart.

    1966 - The Beatles 'Rubber Soul' was at No.1 on the US album chart, the group's seventh US album chart topper.
  • September 30th: Born on this day

    Set 30 2007, 10:15 di tenderbranson69

    1947, Born on this day, Marc Bolan, guitarist, UK singer, songwriter, T Rex, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles, 1972 US No.10 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On). Bolan was killed in a car accident on 16th September 1977.

    1942, Born on this day, Dewey Martin, The Dillards, Buffalo Springfield, (1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth').

    1942, Born on this day, Frankie Lymon, singer, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'). He died from a drug overdose on 28th February 1968 aged 25.

    1942, Born on this day, Gus Dudgeon, producer. Best known for his work with Elton John. Also produced David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading. Dudgeon was killed in a car accident on 21st July 2002, his wife, Sheila, was also killed in the accident.

    This information was taken from:

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  • Thanks to ImmortalFrog

    Set 11 2007, 22:04 di Kalliopw

    Again - 1796 songs on shuffle and just type down what comes along. Some fit, some don't and some arejust disturbingly wrong s: haha.

    1. What do you think of me?
    Song: Cream Over Moon
    Artist: Guano Apes

    2. Will I have a happy life?
    Song: Random
    Artist: Lady Sovereign

    3. What do my friends really think of me?
    Song: Right Here In My Arms
    Artist: Him

    4. Do people secretly lust after me?
    Song: You Know How I Do
    Artist: Taking Back Sunday

    5. What does think of me?
    Song: Lounge Act
    Artist: Nirvana

    6. How can I make myself happy?
    Song: Milk It
    Artist: Nirvana

    7. What should I do with my life?
    Song: Stay
    Artist: Swan Lee

    8. Why must life be so full of pain?
    Song: Bullet Theory
    Artist: Funeral for a Friend

    9. How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
    Song: Counting
    Artist: Korn

    10. Will I ever have children?
    Song: Remember Me
    Artist: The Birthday Massacre

    11. Will I die happy?
    Song: The Lovecats
    Artist: The Cure

  • June 8th: On this Day

    Giu 8 2007, 16:55 di tenderbranson69

    1998, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys were all involved in a fight at Dingwalls, Camden in London.

    1989, At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior's press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a McDonalds restaurant. The following day a McDonalds in Milton Keynes was firebombed and Hynde was threatened with legal action.

    1987, Yogi Horton a session drummer with Luther Vandross, jumped to his death from a 17th floor hotel window, having told his wife he was tired of Living in the shadow of Vandross Also worked with The B-52's, Diana Ross and Debbie Harry.

    1985, Tears for Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', the groups first US No.1.

    1974, Keyboard player Rick Wakeman announced that he was leaving Yes.

    1970, Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.
  • February 10th: On this Day

    Feb 10 2007, 18:12 di tenderbranson69

    1962, Born on this day, Cliff Burton, bass player with Metallica. Burton was killed on September 27th 1987, when the band’s tour bus crashed as it was traveling between Stockholm and Copenhagen. He was found crushed to death under the bus.

    1949, Born on this day, Nigel Olsson, drummer with the Elton John band.

    1940, Born on this day, Jimmy Merchant, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love').

    1937, Born on this day, Don Wilson, guitar, The Ventures, (1960 UK No.4 single 'Perfidia', 1960 US No.2 single 'Walk Don't Run').

    1937, Born on this day, Roberta Flack, US singer, songwriter, (1972 US No.1 single 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', 1973 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Killing Me Softly With His Song').

    1929, Born on this day, Jerry Goldsmith. Created the music for scores of classic movies and television shows ‘Star Trek’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Dr. Kildare. …
  • October 23, 2003 Early '60s (But I Call It The '50s)

    Ago 23 2006, 11:43 di jenniebomb

    Mix CD

    Bobby Vee - Mr. Sandman
    The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love
    Del Shannon - Runaway
    The Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack
    The Crests - Sixteen Candles
    The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back
    Ritchie Valens - Donna
    The Penguins - Earth Angel
    The Supremes - It's In His Kiss
    The Coasters - Smokey Joe's Cafe
    Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
    The Temptations - My Girl
    The Supremes - Stop (In the Name of Love)
    Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
    Buddy Holly - That'll Be the Day
    Bill Haley and the Comets - Blue Moon
    Johnny Santos - Sleepwalker

    Notes: "awww, this mix is so adorable :)"
  • This Day in Music History - May 2

    Mag 2 2006, 14:01 di ChetSparks

    - This Day In Music History - May 2 -

    Quote of the day
    "I ain't into faggots. I don't like gay people around me, because I'm not comfortable with what their thoughts are. But women who like women, that's cool"
    - 50 Cent, 2004

    Born on this day, Bing Crosby, US singer who recorded an estimated 2,600 songs in his lifetime including ‘White Christmas’, which was written by Irving Berlin. Crosby had 317 other hits in the USA. Died of a heart attack on a golf course in Madrid, Spain, on October 14, 1977.

    Born on this day, Link Wray, guitarist, (1958 US No.16 single 'Rumble'). Wray was credited with inventing 'fuzz' guitar after punching a whole in a speaker giving him a distorted sound. Wray died on 5th Nov 2005 aged 76.

    Born on this day, Engelbert Humperdinck, singer, (1967 UK No.1 and US No. 4 single 'Release Me', plus 12 other UK Top 40 hits).

    Born on this day, Lou Gramm, vocals, Foreigner, (1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is').