They had hits like “I Know What Boys Like” and “Christmas Wrapping.” So why weren’t they a bigger deal?
It may have peaked at number 56 on the charts, but “Rock Lobster” generated terrific buzz for a young band from Athens, Georgia.
This third Rush book by Martin Popoff anthologizes insights from musicians, writers and superfans.
Making its MTV debut 30 years ago today on Jun. 19, 1987, the Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey” video marked the precise moment at which the Grateful Dead shed their “world’s largest cult band” moniker and belatedly joined the American mainstream.
Convincing cases can be made for Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, and Elvis Presley.