Revisiting the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s First Studio Session
On Oct. 23, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went into a London recording studio for the first time and came out with "Hey Joe."
When Cream Played Live for the First Time
Despite a hyperbolic advance news release, Cream's debut performance at Manchester's Twisted Wheel was decidedly low key.
When John Lennon’s ‘More Popular Than Jesus’ Quote Sparked Protests
There was little immediate reaction when John Lennon's comment first appeared in the U.K. Then, an American teen magazine republished the quote on July 31, 1966 – and outrage followed.
50 Years Ago: Psychedelic Rock Takes Off With the Byrds’ ‘Fifth Dimension’
Critical reviews were mixed but 'Fifth Dimension' demonstrated the Byrds' evolution from folk-rock to a more experimental style.
That Time the Beatles’ Solo Singles All Hit the Charts
For two weeks in 1971, the Billboard Hot 100 had a sort-of Beatles reunion.
When the Beatles Started a Residency at Hamburg’s Top Ten Club
The gig was grueling: It's been estimated that the Beatles spent 503 hours on stage for 92 nights straight.
A Look Back at the Beatles’ Early Days at the Cavern Club
The Beatles played their first evening show at the Cavern Club on March 21, 1961.
How Simon and Garfunkel Broke Through With ‘The Sounds of Silence’
Their acclaim is now universal, but things were very different back in 1964.
Why the Rolling Stones Disowned Their ‘Stone Age’ Compilation
The Rolling Stones took out ads condemning their former label for putting out a compilation without their consent.
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Launch the ‘Goodbye Britain’ Tour
By 1971, the Rolling Stones had sold millions of records – but were almost broke.