Exploring “The Country of Liverpool”
American music made its way to Liverpool. But ancient English music influenced things centuries earlier. Here’s how it all came together.
A Mount Rushmore…for Guitarists?
If there were a monument to some of the founders of rock guitar, which four would you pick? We have some suggestions on the subject.
The Golden Age of the Novelty Song
Between Elvis’ induction into the Army and Beatlemania, there was a period where novelty songs reigned supreme. What was their particular appeal?
Four Small Clubs That Launched Huge Careers
Pretty much every major artist made their bones working small clubs, These four are responsible for helping spring some amazing acts into the culture;
Alan Freed & Dick Clark: Two Stories, One Scandal
Disc jockey Alan Freed has long been the “face” of the 50s Payola Scandal. But it nearly engulfed another icon, too. How did their two stories differ?