Category Archives: Song

MONTEREY POP: The First Rock Festival | Essay – The Criterion Collection

By Michael Lydon The Monterey International Pop Festival is over, all over. And what was it? Was it one festival, many festivals, a festival at all? Does anything sum it up, did it mean anything, are there any themes? Was … Continue reading

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“GOLD1E” – The Concept Album

– Cosmic Dwellings interviews “GOLD1E“ writer, Tony G. Marshall about the idea behind the concept album of lyrical prose dedicated to his main character’s timeline of short stories – Cosmic Dwellings: What inspired you to create an additional project for … Continue reading

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THE JUKEBOX: Put Another Nickel In… | uDiscover

“We had these little juke joints, little taverns at that time. On a weekend there was this little place in the alley that would stay open all night. We called them Saturday night fish fries, they had two or three … Continue reading

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SO JUST WHAT WAS THE FIRST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RECORD? – uDiscover

“My man rocks me with one steady roll.” – Trixie Smith, 1922 Rock and roll is as old as mankind and the first rock ‘n’ roll record was Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ ‘Rocket 88’ recorded at Sam Phillips’ … Continue reading

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BOLAN Gives His Fans ‘HOT LOVE’ – uDiscover

It was ‘Ride A White Swan’ that lit the fire, and ‘Hot Love’ that set T. Rex ablaze. 44 years ago today, the band’s second big hit single gave Marc Bolan what he had always dreamed of: his first No. … Continue reading

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BILL HALEY – “Rock Around The Clock” | This Day In Music

The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star. Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. He sold over 60 million records during his career. As … Continue reading

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T.REX’s ‘Get It On’ (‘Bang A Gong’)…For A Second Time | uDiscover

by uDiscover It was March 1971 when record producer Tony Visconti arrived in Los Angeles, he was there with Marc Bolan and T.Rex to work on some new tracks, including ‘Get It On’ that became the band’s next single. Tony … Continue reading

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