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Dylan: “I’m in awe ofMcCartney. He’s the only one I’m in awe of. He can do it all. And he’snever let up…He’s just so damn effortless.” He can Play every Instrument and sing anything,, I wish he would stop, he makes me sick ( said as a joke) McCartney: Paul McCartney is nice enough to […]

Long Away, from A Day at the Races is the only Queen song with a single release during Freddie Mercury’s lifetime that Freddie doesn’t sing. It’s sung by Brian May. Brian May’s least favorite Queen song is “Don’t Stop Me Now.” After a recording session, the members of Queen went out to dinner and, when […]

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit a monument of psychedelic funk, a defining document of Black rock music in the early ’70s. Inside the gatefold of vinyl copies of Maggot Brain is an excerpt from […]

Patrick Maiorca · Historian If you ever see this painting it is Chevalier de Saint-Georges Joseph Bologne a black composer who lived in the 18th century who is relatively unknown and no small part of this is due to the fact there are people claim it is someone else. Which is ironic since the person […]

This would be Adele with 73,356,000 records Followed by Ed Sheeran (61,066,000) And Justin Bieber (60,072,000) Funny thing, is that the numbers are really low if you compare to pre-streaming era: Beatles – 376,924,000 Pink Floyd – 171,695,000 Eagles – 163,422,000

Alex Johnston · BA Hons in music theory, music technology and musicology: By means of things like these: And things like these: Imported vinyl records, often brought to the UK by American merchant seamen but sometimes ordered by mail order from UK record shop managers who were scanning the trade papers and reading the ads […]

The short version is that a young man,18-year-old African American student, Meredith Curly Hunter Jr., was stabbed and beaten to death by Hells Angel Alan Passaro, during the performance by The Rolling Stones at their poorly planned but packed, Altamont Free Concert in 1969. The incident was caught on film and became a central scene […]

In 1991, Sinead O’Connor won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance for her album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, but she refused it. Absolutely nothing happened. Her refusal was expected, and everyone pretended like it never happened. Before the ceremony, O’Connor had previously stated that she wanted to withdraw her name […]

Andrew C. Worthington · Academic economist, father, interests in travel, history and politics A confession – I’m an Australian that doesn’t like and never did like AC/DC much. I’m old enough to remember them as a tween/early teen from the 70s and remember well that my eldest sister was backpacking in the UK when Bon […]

Marvin Gaye. Marvin Gaye aka The Prince of Motown was shot in the heart and killed by his own father in 1984. After falling into a lengthy battle with drug addiction, the singer moved home with his parents. The family would often fight. After an altercation with his father, Marvin was shot in the chest […]

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