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  • 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.

    Stradivarius: Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    Stradivarius: Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • 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 Beatles

    The Beatles

    by Philip Cooper19

  • 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.

    Collecting Rolling Stone Magazine Vintage Issues

    Collecting Rolling Stone Magazine Vintage Issues

    by TL Stahling9

  • 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.

    Club Handy, a Major Stop on the Chitlin' Circuit

    Club Handy, a Major Stop on the Chitlin' Circuit

    by Robert Odell Jr0

  • 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 Evolution of the Concert Band

    The Evolution of the Concert Band

    by Reginald Thomas5

  • 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 Man Who Dressed Elvis

    The Man Who Dressed Elvis

    by Robert Odell Jr2

  • 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 Beginning of Modern Music — Leonin and Perotin

    The Beginning of Modern Music — Leonin and Perotin

    by Music-and-Art-450

  • 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.”

    British Music Hall Comedy Songs

    British Music Hall Comedy Songs

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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.

    Album Cover Art by Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley

    Album Cover Art by Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley

    by Fox Music2

  • 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.

    Royal Scandal: The Lady, the Lord, and the Cabaret Singer

    Royal Scandal: The Lady, the Lord, and the Cabaret Singer

    by gunsock4

  • 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 Fender Stratocaster: a Classic Rock Guitar

    The Fender Stratocaster: a Classic Rock Guitar

    by Earl Noah Bernsby6

  • 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.

    The Beale Street Thursday Night Switch

    The Beale Street Thursday Night Switch

    by Robert Odell Jr2

  • 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.

    Art School Dropouts Who Became Successful Musicians

    Art School Dropouts Who Became Successful Musicians

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • 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.

    History of Pop-Punk Music with Timeline

    History of Pop-Punk Music with Timeline

    by Kay B.5

  • 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 Poster Art of Stanley Mouse

    The Poster Art of Stanley Mouse

    by Fox Music2

  • It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?

    Piano in the Classical Period

    Piano in the Classical Period

    by JohnMello14

  • 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.

    Farewell to Hastings Entertainment Stores

    Farewell to Hastings Entertainment Stores

    by Keith Abt29

  • 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.

    10 Greatest Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

    10 Greatest Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

    by Ronald E Franklin18

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