Glam rock sparked a cultural evolution, with its thrilling music, spectacular costumes, and a dash of provocative sexual tension.
On October 16, 1951, in Atlanta, young Richard Penniman made his first-ever recordings.
The Georgia Peach made a momentous announcement on October 12, 1957, when he declared that he was giving up rock‘n’roll and embracing God.
John Lennon's solo recordings sound as fresh and as innovative today as they did when they first came out. Here are 20 of the best.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
Late September 1957 brought the Georgia Peach another US chart entry, with a song featured in the film ‘Mister Rock ’n’ Roll.’
The Rolling Stones' first tour, which began on September 29, 1963, was a star-studded affair featuring the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, and Little Richard.
The song written by Harry Akst and Benny Davis also connects Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and countless others.
The best duets of all time. Open your ears, and enjoy the company of two voices, very often singing as one, and always singing brilliantly.
‘Jenny, Jenny’ was one of no fewer than seven irresistible singles to make the UK charts in a memorable year for the rock’n’roller.
In 1964, one rock’n’roll original covered another, as Richard charted with ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.’
This list of the best songs of the 50s celebrates far-ranging sounds that changed music forever.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
On August 19, 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US Top 20 hit, ‘Lotta Lovin’’.