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?
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.
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.
Leonin and Perotin are two of the earliest composers of Western classical music that we have record of. Through the music they left behind we are able to see a clearer picture of where classical music came from.
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.
The glam-metal era of the ‘80s spawned great guitarists, but also some underrated players who never got the recognition they deserved.
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.
It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?
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.
Martha Reeves became a Motown superstar. But she started with the company as secretary, with no guarantee she'd ever be allowed to be a singer.
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.
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.”
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest all found themselves at one point in the center of one of rock music's greatest controversy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 1890, Debussy composed his famous "Suite Bergamasque," which included the beautiful piece "Clair de Lune," influenced by impressionist poets and artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A surface view of the whole history of the pop-punk genre, from it's roots that date back to the 70s up to more recent years. Includes a lot of hardcore punk history as well.
Eight classical composers who died in the prime of their lives. How did they die, and what did they accomplish?
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.
The American Federation of Musicians struck against record companies twice in the 1940s. The recording ban had repercussions, some unanticipated.