Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.
From the Beach Boys to blink 182 via folk-pop, psychedelia, country rock, hair metal & hip-hop, music has been a key part of the state's cultural identity.
FM radio & pirate radio began experimenting with different kinds of music; shows dedicated to playing rock music and AOR. The revolution was in full swing.
Synonymous with Country music is Nashville, you can’t mention one without mentioning the other home to the Grand Ole Opry & the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Hip-Hop opened a can of concrete honesty and emotional turmoil with gritty soundscapes that at times felt like a Martin Scorcese movie filmed in the ghetto.
Was there really a time when there was no Internet? How did people talk to each other? How did they listen to music or connect? Here is the story of 1989...
While there have been numerous apostles there's a select band who have been elevated to status of Guitar God – who are they and what makes them so special?
Mods had their origins in London in the mid-1960s but it wasn't long before Lambrettas, Vespas and all-nighters in clubs were being seen all over Britain.
The bands that recorded at Olympic Studios reads like a who’s who of popular music - The Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, U2 - all worked there.
In 1968 the Bonzo Dog Band asked ‘Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?’ It was their take on a musical question that was being raised by many music journalists.
Virgin vigorously developed a series of sub-labels, which acted like indies that gave artists like Placebo and The Chemical Brothers room to develop.
Throughout its rich and varied history, the groundbreaking Verve Records has brought “The Jazz Of America” into millions of homes around the world.
With the coming of the new millennium it was obvious that hip-hop had come a long way and now became a commercial powerhouse in mainstream culture.
Virgin Records began life as a very independent-minded label in the 1970s, one with a definite sound, releasing some of the best records of the decade.
Within two short and exciting years of punk, there were rapid changes, as the creative innovators starting experimenting on a worldwide scale.