The Rickenbacker guitar got a new lease on life when John Lennon discovered it. Its signature sound has since featured on many rock classics.
A new book chronicles the rise of “surf rock” — the highs, the lows, and the really weird tales in between.
The trademark guitar sound of Roger McGuinn has echoed through the last decades. Yet he’s not stopped keeping the folk tradition alive.
Songs reflecting social/cultural upheaval are among some of the most powerful American music. We take a look at some classics — and new ones on the rise.