The Monkees’ Enduring — and Maybe Surprising — Influence
Sure, they were hired as actors to play musicians, but the band soon evolved way beyond that. The Monkees were talented performers, and were also surrounded by world-class talent. It added up to genuinely excellent music that had a lasting, under-appreciated impact.
Remembering Tina Turner
We lost an icon with the passing of Tina Turner: the Queen of Rock and Roll. Here’s one look at her amazing, multi-faceted legacy.
“5-25-77”: A Sweet Movie About Making Movies
The story of a kid aspiring to make movies like his 70s heroes is as wonderful as the movies that inspired him.
It Begins with an Ending … and Started Something Huge
America met The Beatles with “All My Loving” on The Ed Sullivan Show. Let’s break down the complex magic of this tune.
The Gants Almost Became Giants
Tom Petty called The Gants “the Mississippi Beatles.” But various bits of bad luck kept them from breaking through.