Michael Franks: The Professor of The Cool School
From “Popsicle Toes” on, this smooth singer-songwriter has created 50 years worth of clever, jazz-infused songs. We take a look at nine of Michael Franks’ best.
How a Supermodel Saved Steely Dan
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker hadn’t worked together in years – and had no plans to do so until model-turned-singer Rosie Vela entered their world and sparked a new era of creativity.
They’re Really Super: The Top 10 XTC Songs
This punk band blended serious pop hooks, edgy lyrics and pounding rhythms to create New Wave songs unlike any other. They’ve been compared to the Beatles and the Kinks, but Andy Partridge has always kept his own vision.
Why Terry Kath Was Vital to the Band Chicago
After an angry bar owner fired them, Kath took the reins of the band – and ultimately launched them into the Top 40.