Since the 1940s, one of the most-borrowed composers has been Frederic Chopin.
Here are six modern-day pop songs — some successful, some not — that owe their existence to Chopin.
Even John Lennon might have been surprised at how successful Ono has become in the realm of dance music. In the new century, she has landed 19 songs in the Top 30 of the Hot Dance Club Play charts.
Goldmine chatted with Ono about her career as a dance music artist.
In the decades since SOTA arrived on the audio scene, the company has established itself among the most highly regarded of all domestic turntable manufacturers.
In 1930, Blind Blake was one of Paramount’s biggest-selling artists in a career that started in 1926. But since it was during The Great Depression, record sales — along with everything else — plummeted, so he picked up plenty of side gigs, including one with Chocolate Brown.
Could Bad Company be the most American British band ever? The band’s music plays with almost comic frequency on classic rock radio stations to this day, and its popularity is evidenced by Rhino’s recent 180-gram vinyl reissues of the band’s first two albums. Guitarist Mick Ralphs talks about living life large and in charge next to Led Zeppelin and both bands’ big man, Peter Grant.
There’s a lot going on in the world according to P.F. Sloan. For starters, his biography, ‘What’s Exactly The Matter With Me?,’ reads like a musical version of ‘Forrest Gump.’ (And that doesn’t even touch upon the parts of Sloan’s memoirs that even he admits are bizarre.) So what is reality? Sloan has offered up his take here; we’ll leave it up to you (and a box of salt) to decide.
Armed with a want list and wallet, Dr. Disc is on a mission to shop indie record stores. Up this edition: Mississippi’s Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art.
As much as ‘Big Ten-Inch Record (Of The Blues)’ seems custom-made for the elevator-riding, hey-diddle-diddling, down-on-a-muffin Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, it was actually Bull Moose Jackson who first shocked listeners in 1952 with a performance of this double-entendre laden song written by Fred Weismantel.
Even top music experts can be forgiven for believing Bob Lind was a one-hit wonder, as Lind found it tough to sustain the momentum of “Elusive Butterfly.”
Garry Schrum of Heritage Auctions shares the history and value of a 1960s-era Beatles portrait set based on the famous Dezo Hoffman photos of the Fab Four.