The contents of the Velvet Underground acetate are nothing new, as a 2012 release was crafted from an identical test pressing. But it is a piece of history.
Vocalist Adam Lambert joined Queen founders Brian May (guitars) and Roger Taylor (drums) for the first date of the tour Thursday at Chicago’s United Center.
Although Billy Greer replaced founder Dave Hope in 1984, he’s still saddled with the title of ‘new’ bassist, but he has grown into his role in Kansas.
Kansas’ music wasn’t all that told a story; its album cover art also helped to convey the music’s message. Here are stories behind some memorable covers.
David Ragsdale really didn’t want to learn violin; he did it for his mom. Turns out mom knew best, as his fiddle skills became his ticket in to Kansas.
The first time Kansas headlined a rock concert, it was in Pittsburgh, where the metro-area population was that of the prog-rock band’s entire home state. It was also an accident — but that’s another story in the long-lived band’s lengthy history.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. introduced the Gene Autry Round-up guitar in autumn 1932, when American families regularly tuned in to hear the Singing Cowboy.
She was married to Mick Fleetwood. Her sister was married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. The quotes she gets in her book are the type of quotes nobody would get from such legends! “It’s Not Only Rock’n’Roll” Rings True In Its 2013 Update
Listen to any Cream album and it’s apparent that Jack Bruce and the bass guitar are a perfect match. But how he discovered his musical calling? That’s sheer destiny.
Get ready for upcoming events including the Music Collectors’ Convention June 29 in Louisville, Ky. , Record & CD Collectors Expo July 19 in New York. Chicagoland Record Collectors Show July 20 in Hillside, Ill., Newark Record Swap Meet Aug. 17 in Newark, Calif., and Record Show Oct. 5 in Toledo, Ohio.