How Simon and Garfunkel Broke Through With ‘The Sounds of Silence’
Their acclaim is now universal, but things were very different back in 1964.
55 Years Ago: A Beatles LSD Party Inspires ‘She Said She Said’
An acid trip taken by three Beatles at a Beverly Hills party on Aug. 24, 1965 resulted in 'She Said She Said.'
How ‘Disco Demolition Night’ Turned Into a Chicago Riot
The blockbuster success of 1977's 'Saturday Night Fever' had persuaded many radio stations to switch from rock to disco.
13 Days as a Beatle: The Sad History of Jimmie Nicol
He briefly joined the band when Ringo Starr fell ill in the summer of 1964 at the height of Beatlemania.
50 Years Ago: Kent State Massacre Inspires CSNY’s ‘Ohio’
On May 4, 1970, National Guardsmen squared off against anti-war demonstrators on the campus of Ohio’s Kent State University.
How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman
Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s and '70s.
When John Lennon Published His First Book, ‘In His Own Write’
It was the first solo effort of any kind by one of the Beatles.
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Cut Three Classic Tracks at Muscle Shoals
The Rolling Stones went to Alabama in December 1969 and recorded three songs that evoked the country, blues and R&B sound of the region.
Our Final Jack Bruce Interview: On the Rise and Fall of Supergroups
Former Cream bassist spoke to us about why supergroups so rarely last.
Eight Bands Who Were Foolishly Labeled ‘The Next Beatles’
We look at eight bands who were wrongly labeled - or more foolishly, called themselves - the next Beatles.
Were the Beatles the Catalyst for the Charles Manson Murders?
Mass murderer Charles Manson thought he heard secret messages in the Beatles' 'White Album.'
How the Groundbreaking ‘Easy Rider’ Changed Soundtracks Forever
The movie's innovative use of music has continued to inspire filmmakers.