While the synthesizer had been used in prior decades, there was something about it that was perfectly attuned to the 80s vibe.
Mike Smith’s powerful, soulful vocals helped put the Dave Clark Five right up against the Beatles. So why doesn’t he get more respect?
During the 60s and 70s, Laurel Canyon was a petri dish of creativity by some of the biggest names in rock. This documentary digs in.
In 1979, Parliament and Funkadelic released two projects that helped close out the 70s– and usher in the era of rap and hip hop.