For fifty years (and counting) ZZ Top has been delivering their brand of Texas blues-funk. A new Netflix documentary captures their wild ride.
Yes, they each had a big, memorable radio hit. But artists like Devo, Tommy Tutone, and Randy Newman kept serving up other tasty music morsels. You should get to know (or remember) them.
Bryan Ferry’s smooth vocals for Roxy Music were a powerful counterweight to the era’s screechier hard-rock sound.
Debby Boone had a huge number one hit with “You Light Up My Life” whereas artists like Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen have beloved songs that never charted. What gives?
An excerpt from Bill Flanigin’s book, “Geometry, Weeds, Flowers and 8-Tracks” is a poignant look at how certain Tom Petty’s songs eased the pains of growing up.