Music

Back in the old days, band names were simple. Some were christened for their leaders, like Stan Kenton and His Orchestra or Bill Haley and the Comets, while others meant to be stylish or at least...
Songs are the soundtrack of our lives. A song can evoke a romance that ended with wedding bells or a broken heart, or call to mind a high school summer or an entire era. If you heard The Weeknd’s...
Throughout the decades, superstar female performers have created iconic music and fought hard to carve out their niche in the male-dominated music scene. Further, many have used their music to...
The history of recorded music begins with a fragment of the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune,” captured by an instrument called a Phonautograph in Paris in 1860. Unfortunately, no playback...
Sometimes actors take on roles that involve singing. For some of them, playing a musician on the big screen is about more than just playing a part. For these actors, it comes quite naturally because...
Country music is uniquely American, taking elements from the blues, bluegrass, and folk music from the South and Southwest, and more recently incorporating elements of pop and even hip-hop. It...
Is rock and roll dead? Maybe…or perhaps it has evolved into something altogether incomparable to what it was in the 1960s. If popular albums can represent the voice of a generation, then taking...
Back in the old days, band names were simple. Some were christened for their leaders, like Stan Kenton and His Orchestra or Bill Haley and the Comets, while others meant to be stylish or at least...
From the 1950s through the late ‘60s, pop music was synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll. After Billboard began listing the 200 top-selling albums in 1967, rock bands like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin...
Throughout the decades, superstar female performers have created iconic music and fought hard to carve out their niche in the male-dominated music scene. Further, many have used their music to...
The history of recorded music begins with a fragment of the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune,” captured by an instrument called a Phonautograph in Paris in 1860. Unfortunately, no playback...
From the 1950s through the late ‘60s, pop music was synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll. After Billboard began listing the 200 top-selling albums in 1967, rock bands like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin...
Sometimes actors take on roles that involve singing. For some of them, playing a musician on the big screen is about more than just playing a part. For these actors, it comes quite naturally because...
Is rock and roll dead? Maybe…or perhaps it has evolved into something altogether incomparable to what it was in the 1960s. If popular albums can represent the voice of a generation, then taking...