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Rock My Soul: An Audio History Of Rock & Roll Blog
Audio history of Rock and Roll blog with Youtube links. List of origins, influences, hits, milestones, trendsetters of popular music, 1920-1974.
2019-08-19 20:44
“Neil started his music career in 1955 when he moved from St. Petersburg to Memphis, Tenn…The singer became a cult favorite in New York City’s Greenwich Village folk scene… Read More
2019-07-25 20:51
“The son of Italian immigrants, a fact that was evident in his style and manner, Martino worked as bricklayer in his father’s construction business before being encouraged to bec… Read More
2019-07-24 20:47
“John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky were joined in their new band by Steve Boone, who played bass, and Joe Butler on drums. At the beginning, as Sebastian put it years later in the San Fr… Read More
2019-07-18 13:47
“‘I really can't play with my brother [Dave Davies] as the Kinks and not have Mick [Avory] in the band,’ says [Ray] Davies. ‘Mick will work with him, but Dave doesn&r&hell…Read More
2019-07-12 19:25
Graham Nash “grew up in Salford and sang in a duo with schoolfriend Allan Clarke before the pair formed The Hollies, one of the most successful chart groups of the 60s. ‘I've bee… Read More
2019-07-10 17:25
“Bobby Hebb was raised in a musical family, and he performed as a child with his brother Harold at Nashville’s Bijou Theater. Spotted by Roy Acuff, he played miscellaneous instru… Read More
2019-07-08 14:10
“Although Mr. Graham was acclaimed among his peers, his eclecticism posed a marketing dilemma for record companies and booking agents. His music was not exactly folk and not exactly ja… Read More
2019-06-24 20:16
“The Fugs, led by Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, made protest an ecstatic, sarcastic comedy (‘Kill for Peace’ was their hit), bridging the gap between Beats and hippies, c… Read More
2019-05-06 20:09
Donovan: “The inspiration for the lyric came out of meeting my wife Linda in 1965. She had been in a relationship with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. When they split we got togethe… Read More
2019-05-06 20:09
“Leonard Cohen said that a poet finds his theme when he’s a teenager and then neverleaves it. Has that been true for you?Donovan: Absolutely. The theme is set and all other songs… Read More
2019-05-06 20:07
Donovan: “My father brought me up in the socialist tradition. He read me poems of radical change. Poets in the 1700s addressed the great tragedy of the working man and how the industri… Read More
2019-05-02 01:41
“Two British bands of the 1960s could have been described as the rock equivalent of a pop-art action painting. One, of course, was the Who. The other was often tapped as one of the ban… Read More
2019-04-30 20:42
“Cream made its official debut on July 31, 1966, before a crowd of 20,000 at Britain’s 6th National Jazz & Blues Festival. Robert Stigwood, whose other primary client was the… Read More
2019-04-09 18:40
“I have always been grateful that I did not fall in love with Leonard [Cohen] in the way that I fell in love with his songs. I could have, certainly. He had that charm, that glint in h… Read More
2019-04-09 18:34
“Roger McGuinn’s twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar was one of the defining sounds of 1960s pop, and never was it heard to more brilliant effect than on Eight Miles High. He has s… Read More
2019-03-22 19:07
“JOHN: People ask me what music I listen to. I listen to traffic and birds singing and people breathing. And fire engines. I always used to listen to the water pipes at night when the… Read More
2019-03-03 22:20
“The group was formed out a 13-strong (yes, 13!) aggregation calling themselves The Men. Internal squabbles resulted in six of them forming their own band, with somebody’s wife l… Read More
2019-02-15 20:20
Manager Kit Lambert: “I paid my few shillings and went into the back. On a stage made entirely of beer crates…were The High Numbers, ugly in the extreme. Roger with his teeth cr… Read More
2019-02-15 20:18
Pete Townshend: “I grew up in Acton, and heard Ken Colyer’s band locally near Hounslow where my friend Jimpy lived. His band was called the Crane River Band, and they played all… Read More
2019-02-08 22:35
“The release of ‘Baby Please Don’t Go/’Gloria’ in November of 1964 is the landmark record that changed, however briefly, how the world saw Belfast and, just as… Read More
2019-02-08 22:13
Jerry Roslie’s “voice—a meaty, lunatic, blast of hoodlum-R&B bravado, punctuated with bloodcurdling howls—would be Roslie’s ticket to legend with his next b… Read More

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