Scotty Moore: A Founding Father of Modern Guitar
He played alongside a legend, but Scotty Moore’s work on the guitar was also legendary. Here we look at the artist and his contribution to rock music.
Pop Music of the 1950s Was Way Cooler Than You Think
There was certainly a transition in music from the 1950s to the 1960s. But 1950s pop music wasn’t simplistic or sappy as some would have you believe.
Was the First Rapper…Italian?
In looking at rap music origins, a song from 1972 by Italian singer Adriano Celentano has some familiar sounds. Listen for yourself.
We Are All Together: George Martin and “I Am the Walrus”
Sir George Martin was known for his understated brilliance as producer for The Beatles. “I Am the Walrus” is one song that shows that brilliance.
All Roads Still Lead to Louis Armstrong
It’s not just jazz – musician Louis Armstrong’s influence extends to rock, punk, funk, and pretty much everything else, too.