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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 […]

Chris Austin · Guitarist & been listening to Mark Knopfler for lot of years Mark Knopfler can’t be measured against any (or at least most of) guitarist of his prime (70s, 80s) or before him (60s) or after his prime (90s). You could compare a lot of guitarists for their time e.g Eric Clapton, Jimmy […]

Rocci Disopa · Former Recording Engineer “Larry Carlton” They all had their moments, and there were plenty of them too! Like the time “the Skunk met Denny Dias under the Bodhi tree”, of course to play ‘Bodhisattva’. Or Denny Dias’ vamp solo on “King Of The World”, or his electric sitar playing on “Do It […]

Glen Campbell was a consummately good, sought-after session player before he was known as an artist in his own right. EDIT: I should add he was a member of the LA Wrecking Crew, the house band which *actually* played on most of the Beach Boys hits, and many many others. The Wrecking Crew (music) – […]

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Bob Dylan, Phoebe Bridgers, Teyana Taylor, Starchild & The New Romantic and Amnesia […]

A good singer serves the song. Today, many singers make the mistake of having the song serve them. You see this a lot on the various singing competition shows and the current hits found on charts are filled with singers who start full on and are therefore unable to create a sense of build. They’re […]

Chief Keef’s record label signee, Tray Savage, died on Friday (June 19), Billboard can confirm. He was 26 years old. According to TMZ, who first reported the news, Tray (born Kentray Young) was shot and killed while driving around on the South Side of Chicago. He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Canter, where he was […]

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