The music festival never really went away. Headliners may come and go, but music lovers will always yearn to retreat to an open field with their favourite band – and 100,000 other...
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
The word Dub is associated with remixes & dance music. Its origins, invention & progression, like much in modern dance music, firmly owes Jamaica its dues.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
In inner-city clubs young West Indians were meeting Mods, who loved the sharp style, and British youths’ love affair with Jamaican music grew ever stronger.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
From original pioneers Elvis and Little Richard, to the Allmans and Cadillac Three, Southern rock has made a global impact far beyond its original boundaries. But then again… maybe it had no...
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.