While we wait for better times to return to festivals around the world, it’s worth taking a look at how modern music festivals came to be.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
The best Glastonbury performances have not only defined careers, they’ve made musical history. These 30 festival highlights reveal why.
Neil Young released five albums for Geffen in the 80s. Though they surprised critics and fans at the time, they proved his refusal to rest on his artistic laurels.
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.
From protest songs to Greenpeace concerts, musicians have long helped push the environmental movement’s cause, rallying for Mother Earth.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
The best live albums of all time capture the very essence of a band’s energy in concert, making you feel like you were actually there.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
With ‘Trans’, Neil Young shocked fans and critics alike with a leftfield classic about how humanity was going to make sense of the computer age.
Setting a new benchmark for live recordings, the best ‘MTV Unplugged’ performances remain cultural touchstones that shone a new light on classic songs.
Ken Burns’ compelling documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’ explores one of the darkest hours in US history and the music that came out of it.
Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
The Joni Mitchell song that commemorated the famous festival became a huge success, in three different incarnations.
From the advent of MP3s to the births of Napster, iTunes and the streaming revolution, the shift to digital music forever changed the way we experience music.