We have all done it, some more than others; standing in a bar one evening, arm in arm with friends, singing along to Sweet Caroline. I happen to be in the “more than others” group having spent almost every Thursday of my college life at The Vine Tavern in Tempe, AZ; on tables leading the [...]
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There were supposed to be four people on the plane. There was only room for three. The fourth person lost the coin toss — or should I say won the toss. His name is Waylon Jennings. Jennings was the bass player for Holly’s band at the time. Some people [...]
A long, long time ago…
“American Pie” reached #1 in 1972, shortly after it was released. Buddy Holly, unfortunately, died in 1959 while other aspects of the song hint even further back.
I can still remember how That music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance, That I could make [...]
Coming up, one of the original and the most detailed explanations of the song, the lyrics, to American Pie that you will find anywhere. Some of the information is fact, some is rumor; we only serve to entertain by providing the information in its entirety. Enjoy it and be sure to comment if you have [...]
Our esteemed Chairman has finally abdicated the board. Now that my man Francis has bought the Big Casino, who are we gonna look to as our guide for masculinity with style? Is there anyone out there who possesses the genuine cool and swagger that can act as a beacon for us to follow, or are [...]
Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was born in 1932. The 9 songs reviewed here were released between 1955 and 1959. All songs have tempoes faster than moderate. Drums, a piano, and a sax are commonly heard; some songs also feature a guitar. I’ve heard other versions of all 9 songs; other artists who [...]
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Jerry Lee Lewis, the self-proclaimed “Killer,” is a man of prodigious appetites and talent. Egocentric and self-absorbed, Jerry Lee is the last of the original ’50s wildmen. A child prodigy who quickly mastered his instrument, Lewis claims to have no influences, but his stylistic quirks point to boogie-woogie master Cecil [...]
byname of CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY (b. Oct. 18, 1926, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.), U.S. songwriter and singer, one of the first and best to shape big-beat blues into what came to be called rock and roll and to achieve widespread popularity with white audiences.
In his youth, Berry served a three-year term in [...]
FEBRUARY 3, 1959: “Clear Lake, Iowa (UPI)- Following an appearance before 1000 fans at Clear Lake last night, they chartered a plane at the Mason City Airport…and took off at 1:50 AM for Fargo, North Dakota. Their four-seat single engine plane crashed minutes later…”
The following was taken from “BUDDY HOLLY…A Biography in Words, Photographs and [...]
Billy Joel (reportedly) wrote this song after overhearing a child say that he felt sorry for “older people” like Billy Joel because no “history” happened in their lifetime, that NOW (or the time the song was written) was going to be the world’s most historical time period. The comment got to Billy [...]
Elton John is hardly known for the blues but his song,
“I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” is one of the greatest
What type of host would we be if we didn’t now explain how Elton John knows the Blues?
Don’t wish it away
Don’t look at it like it’s forever
Between you and [...]