When you think of Motown artists and records, a signature sound springs to mind. But the label later veered into far-flung musical territory with some surprising artists.
Goldmine Magazine, home of the world’s largest music collectibles marketplace, announces its 11th group of inductees in its Hall of Fame. Who made the cut?
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame boasts a great variety when it comes to its inductees
Paul Anka and Bobby Vee both were just 15 when stardom beckoned, and both went on to have long and productive careers
Glen Campbell, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, also belongs in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The heavy sounds of Gary U.S. Bonds and Freddy Cannon helped Rock & Roll bridge the gap from the ’50s to the British Invasion
Rock promoter Don Kirshner dies in Florida at age 76.
Farewell to arranger Ray Ellis, bandleader Byron Lee, record executive Jheryl Busby, guitarist Frank Navetta, drummer Jimmy Carl Black, hip-hop record executive Shakir Stewart, Anthony Tarracino and R&B singer Nathaniel Mayer.
Jan & Dean’s early ’60s hits were the perfect musical personification of the sun-and-fun southern California lifestyle: surfing and hot rodding were their twin passions. So, how can you recapture that fun now? And what other new releases are out from your favorites?