How Simon and Garfunkel Broke Through With ‘The Sounds of Silence’
Their acclaim is now universal, but things were very different back in 1964.
50 Years Ago: Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company Begin the Haight-Ashbury…
A three-day festival with an acid test and music by the Grateful Dead and other San Francisco bands took place in January 1966.
55 Years Ago: A Beatles LSD Party Inspires ‘She Said She Said’
An acid trip taken by three Beatles at a Beverly Hills party on Aug. 24, 1965 resulted in 'She Said She Said.'
How Disco Demolition Night Turned Into a Riot
An anti-disco promotion at Chicago's Comiskey Park turned insane on July 12, 1979.
13 Days as a Beatle: The Sad History of Jimmie Nicol
He briefly joined the band when Ringo Starr fell ill in the summer of 1964 at the height of Beatlemania.
50 Years Ago: Kent State Massacre Inspires CSNY’s ‘Ohio’
On May 4, 1970, National Guardsmen squared off against anti-war demonstrators on the campus of Ohio’s Kent State University.
How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman
Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s and '70s.
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Cut Three Classic Tracks at Muscle Shoals
The Rolling Stones went to Alabama in December 1969 and recorded three songs that evoked the country, blues and R&B sound of the region.
Our Final Jack Bruce Interview: On the Rise and Fall of Supergroups
Former Cream bassist spoke to us about why supergroups so rarely last.
Eight Bands Who Were Foolishly Labeled ‘The Next Beatles’
We look at eight bands who were wrongly labeled - or more foolishly, called themselves - the next Beatles.