Of all the anniversaries in 2011, it’s no exaggeration that one of the most crucial is also one of which few rock fans are aware. But this year marks the 45th anniversary of the invention of funk, in the hands of the only man on earth who could have invented such a beast.
Although Prince had released five albums prior to “Purple Rain,” up until that time he had demonstrated only a hint of his true crossover potential.
The Commodores performed for the Monaco Royalty to celebrate the successful Princess Grace Foundation benefit held last week.
Where else but in our Market Watch would you find a picture disc showing Madonna sucking toes competing with a vintage Beatles, for the top spot in the countdown.
Elvis may have left the planet, but he’s still finding his way around the online auction circuit just fine, thank you, thank you very much.
For our regular Market Watch readers, it no surprise that The Beatles almost always show up in one form or another in our countdown. This week is no exception — and The Fab Four manage a very tidy hat trick as they conquer the top three spots.
The ex-Deep Purple bassist’s latest solo flight is heavy on funk and soul.