The 1920s saw the rise of jazz as a major musical genre. Jazz emerged from the musical traditions primarily of African Americans in the southern United States and largely depends on the virtuosity of instrumental solosits. The “Roaring 20s” brought in some of the biggest names in the history of jazz music.
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Much of Cash’s music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound ofContinue reading “40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Johnny Cash in the 1950s and Early 1960s”
Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Considered to be a pioneer and one of the most influential soul artists of all time, Cooke is commonly referred to as the “King of Soul” for his distinctive vocals, notable contributions to theContinue reading “29 Vintage Photos of Sam Cooke, “The King of Soul”, in the 1950s and 1960s”
Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You” and her four octave D3 to F#7 coloratura soprano range. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as theContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Singer Minnie Riperton During the 1960s and 1970s”
THE LATE 1960s to mid-70s were a manic depressive time period in music, populated by exultant highs and soul crushing lows. The highs came in the form of disco and bubblegum pop via ABBA, The Bee Gees and their ilk. The lows came in the form of devastating testaments to inner sadness and existential rage.Continue reading “The 15 Most Depressing Songs of the 1960s and 70s”
These amazing photographs that captured portraits of musicians in the 1850s and 1860s.
Sweden has had a long, beautiful relationship with pop music. In the 1970s there was ABBA, in the ’80s there was Roxette, and in the ’90s there was Ace of Base and The Cardigans. Music from Sweden is incredibly versatile and most often magnificent. In recent decades, the success has extended to Sweden’s surrounding countries.Continue reading “40 Awkward Album Covers of Swedish Bands That Are So Bad, They’re Good”
Stephanie “Stevie” Nicks is a singer-songwriter known for her career with Fleetwood Mac which gave the band their only U.S. No.1 hit, Dreams. She changed the fortune of the band for the better after joining in 1974. She created history with her second album with the band, “Rumours” which won the Grammy Award for AlbumContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Stevie Nicks on Stage During the 1970s and 1980s”