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The world recently found out that jazz legend Keith Jarrett may never be able to play again. While that is terribly sad news, let us not forget all the joy his Köln performance has been giving us for decades...
22 October 2020
Thrilling Beat it
The great Eddie Van Halen left this earth a mere few days ago, it seems somewhat fitting to talk about one of the quirkiest episodes in his incredibly storied life: the recording of Michael Jackson's infamous "Beat it" guitar solo...
12 October 2020
Read the notes
Perhaps the greatest French musician of the 20th century, as well as one of the greatest in the world, is Belgian-born Gipsy Django Reinhardt. Many things about his life are truly outstanding — including the fact that he couldn't write...
1 October 2020
Out with a Bang(s)
Music is not all about musicians, as it happens. A big part of the industry involves guys (and girls) critiquing the work done by said musicians. They are essential to the art form, and they occasionally become part of it themselves...
21 September 2020
All about that bass
The greatest bass player in modern music has to be Sir Paul McCartney (sorry, Sting). Yet, the most influential one is arguably James Jamerson: he actually was the one McCartney looked up to...
10 September 2020
This is the story of the most famous French song nobody knows is French. Some call it "My way", some call it "Comme d'habitude". Either way, it stands as an absolute masterpiece with a rather remarkable story...
31 August 2020
Who let the Moon out?
The Who stand among the absolute OG's of Rock n' Roll, having started out right when the Beatles and Stones were getting widespread — international — recognition. And so they decided to follow their fellow British invaders in style...
20 August 2020
Bitter sweet symphony — for some...
This is the story of "Bitter Sweet Symphony". And this is the story of Allen Klein, a music manager known both for his incredible success — and highly questionable tactics. And this is the story of The Rolling Stones, too... Let's recap.
10 August 2020
A change has come
Although passing away at only 33, Sam Cooke impacted the history of modern music the way very few artists ever have. Interestingly, though, a song released after his death may have the most storied development process of his career...
30 July 2020
The Kinks' ban
In these times of uncertainty for foreigners living or wishing to live in the United States, it seems fitting to revisit the infamous story of how cult British band The Kinks got banned from touring the country for 4 years as they stood on the brink of superstardom...
15 July 2020