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.
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.
The glam-metal era of the ‘80s spawned great guitarists, but also some underrated players who never got the recognition they deserved.
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 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.
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?
It was during the Classical period that the piano's popularity grew among composers and audiences alike. But how did it happen?
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.
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 Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest all found themselves at one point in the center of one of rock music's greatest controversy.
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.
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 piano was invented during the Baroque period, but why? What was the reasoning behind it, and what instrument did it essentially replace?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.