In July 2016, Hastings Entertainment announced that all 128 of their music/video/book superstores were closing - a victim of changing trends in the way Americans consume media.
In 1932, a scandal occurred so close to the British Royal Family that the details are still being hushed up to this day. It involved a very public relationship between Lady Edwina Mountbatten and a colored cabaret singer from Grenada called Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson.
Facts about Stradivarius not generally known. Making decorated violins. Made violas, cellos, mandolins, guitars and harps. Thefts and mishaps—all contribute to Stradivari's fascinating life.
A young man who became "The King" and a young man who became "B.B. King," faced one of the most cruel and unsympathetic crowds in the history of entertainment.
The Civil Rights Movement changed the face of America forever. But that movement would never have succeeded without its songs. Here are 10 of the songs (with lyrics) that had the greatest impact on the struggle for equal rights in the 1950s and 60s.
John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll is an insight to what inspired Lennon's songwriting and the artists that influenced him the most. The album is magnificent.
To the casual observer, art school would not seem like a good training ground for rock performers. Yet, many singers like Joni Mitchell and John Lennon first studied art before they became musicians.
Do you recall singing the song Three Little Fishies? I loved this song as a kid, and wanted to know more about how this wonderful children's song came to be.
Fender guitar history - "Stratocaster is to Rock 'n' Roll as star is to shine! Few electrics are as popular as this iconic 6-string. Since 1954, 'Strats' have dominated the rock music scene."
The Silk Road was an important means of cultural exchange. This hub explores the history of the Silk Road and how trade impacted developments in music between the cultures impacted on the Road.
Why are famous and talented entertainers called DIVA when they want to be taken seriously—what does that term really mean? This lady singer takes a look at the physicality of being a vocalist, as well as behaviors of a few of the music and fashion industries' well-known divas.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a timeless classic which can be heard in every stadium in Major League Baseball. We will consider 15 of the more memorable versions of the song.
In 1944 Andrew "Sunbeam" Mitchell and his bride, Ernestine McKinney, opened what became the famous Club Handy on Beale Street. The club attracted some of the biggest names on the Chitlin' Circuit.
Everyone knows and loves the song "Those Were the Days", and this song is the symbol of its time. But does everyone know that the music was originally written by a Russian man and that it was a popular Russian romance? Read about it.
The American Federation of Musicians struck against record companies twice in the 1940s. The recording ban had repercussions, some unanticipated.
The legendary John "Piano Red" Williams was an African American albino who played barrelhouse, piano blues on Beale Street in Memphis, TN between 1930-1980.
George Harrison and Merle Haggard were two icons of 20th century music, and they both had huge impacts on our musical culture using Fender Telecaster guitars.
Eight classical composers who died in the prime of their lives. How did they die, and what did they accomplish?
Through the efforts of the early pioneers of instrumental music the "Band" has changed throughout the years. This article explores these changes as we look at the evolution of the Concert Band.
Beethovn's Fifth is the arguably most famous symphony of all time. But do you really know how it starts? And how much of the symphony do you know?
From Country to Trop-Rock to Pop to Latin Salsa, Havana has captured the imagination of songwriters from both the U.S. and Cuba.
Music plays a huge role on the psychology of the audience as its rhythm, tone and pace leads to different and radical feelings and emotions.
Discover some of the famous international artists who started their careers on the world's biggest video platform.
The glam-metal era of the ‘80s spawned great guitarists, but also some underrated players who never got the recognition they deserved.
This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The fifth performer on the opening day of the festival was Ravi Shankar, who played through a downpour.
This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 1 of the festival was devoted to folk and acoustic acts, and the very first performer on the opening day of Woodstock was Richie Havens.
Bernard Lansky was clothier to the king of rock and roll. His clothing stores have attracted a multitude of entertainers from all over the world.
From the 1920s through the 1950s, on Thursday nights, droves of white patrons thronged Beale Street to see the star-studded Midnight Rambles, featuring world-famous black entertainers.
Woodstock was a music festival that ran from August 15-18, 1969. Both Woodstock and Yasgur's farm are celebrated in this song usually associated with Crosby, Stills & Nash. The song was actually written by Joni Mitchell.
In This Hub-Page We Explore the Album Cover Art Created by Graphic Artists Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse Both Veterans Of the Early San Francisco Psychedelic Scene & Have Created Many Iconic Images.
In this article we explore the poster art of the legendary graphic artist Stanley "Mouse" Miller, who created many iconic images including the Grateful Dead's skeletons and roses.
The Beatles have sold more discs than any other pop group and now all their songs have been remastered and a game called the Beatles Rock Band has been issued.
The piano was invented during the Baroque period, but why? What was the reasoning behind it, and what instrument did it essentially replace?
Most music trivia fans know that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first video played on MTV. But which videos were shown after that? Marshall Fish looks at some of them.
They don’t write songs like this anymore and there are those of a sour disposition who might be heard to mutter “Bloody good thing too.”
Collecting magazines is a hobby that many enjoy. Rolling Stone Magazine is a big collector's favorite. Music history has been and still is captured in a newspaper/magazine that originated in 1967.
Martha Reeves became a Motown superstar. But she started with the company as a secretary, with no guarantee she'd ever be allowed to be a singer.
The Johnny Cash performance at Glastonbury 1994 in the UK, is considered a classic concert by all who witnessed it. Cash himself referred to it as a highlight of his career in his autobiography.
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest all found themselves at one point in the center of one of rock music's greatest controversy.
Taylor's Inn rivaled Cain's Ballroom for Western Swing and Jazz Music. This is the story of Poteau's forgotten music mecca.
In 1890, Debussy composed his famous "Suite Bergamasque," which included the beautiful piece "Clair de Lune," influenced by impressionist poets and artists.