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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
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been appearing in the news quite a lot lately, for mostly somber reasons. Her platform, however, is aimed at helping minorities as well as promoting her town. A welcome new voice in American politics, she also has unexpectedly deep ties with the music community...
19 June 2020