The Rock Concert – A (Crazy) Oral History
They started as sock hops then morphed into legendary arena shows. The new book, “Rock Concert,” traces the rise of a cultural touchstone.
Little Richard: Long Live the Architect of Rock
The loss of Little Richard has ginned up lots of memories. This one, from a Grammy ceremony, perfectly sums up how he set the tone for rock.
Two Decades of Number One Guitar Solos in Number One Songs
Guitar-obsessed author Michael Rays talks about the six-string genius of The Beatles, the Stones, and the Byrds.
Pop Music’s Crystal Ball
Our music tells us, though not always clearly, what’s ahead. It always has. What is today’s music saying about tomorrow?
Guitar Gems of the 1950s
If you listen closely to 1950s music, you can hear some wonderful work on the guitar. Here are a few gems to get you started.