The story of Brian Jones has long been focused on his troubled demise. But his contributions to the early Stones are worth another listen.
That distinctive organ riff helped make “96 Tears” a classic hit. And its appeal wasn’t lost on other artists, including The Ramones and Aretha.
There are many reasons why “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was The Beatles’ first American smash. Dig into what makes the record irresistible.
All three of Big Star’s albums made Rolling Stone’s list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time.” No wonder artists from REM to the Posies cite the band as a major influence.