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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The piano was invented during the Baroque period, but why? What was the reasoning behind it, and what instrument did it essentially replace?

    Piano in the Baroque Period

    Piano in the Baroque Period

    by JohnMello3

  • 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

  • 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.

    List of First 25 Videos Played on MTV

    List of First 25 Videos Played on MTV

    by Marshall Fish0

  • 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

  • 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

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