Prior to 1966 and the “Pet Sounds” the Beach Boys were the poster children for American Pop music, with songs like “Surfin Safari,” “Surfin U.S.A.,” “Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coup,” and “I Get Around.” Although Brian Wilson considers Phil Spector’s Christmas album to be his personal favorite, after hearing The Beatles “Rubber Soul” album Brian Wilson said, “I immediately went to the piano and started writing” and “I felt I was direct competition with The Beatles.” Brian Wilson was already considered to be ahead of his time, but this mindset pushed him to the next level to make an instant classic. 731 more words
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By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969
(Book). A fast-paced, fun, and sometimes brutal look at America’s most volatile and creative year in music 1969: a time of euphoria and devastation, freedom and assassination, revolution and retribution, moonwalks and sit-ins, love-ins and race riots, sex, drugs, and guns. 142 more words
The Great American Poet, a rock-star shaman, who over-dosed on the love and hate of all those who idolized or despised him. Some may not admire how he left this world, some may not even admire how he lived his life, but his writing (his poetry and political philosophy), his music, and his stage performances transcended the mundane and the conventional. 202 more words
March 8, 2014
Todd Rundgren is a sixty-five year old, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, engineer and producer originally from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. His first band was Woody’s Truck Stop, a Philadelphia based blues band. 769 more words
New track from Lincoln Park!
The 9th part of music video for Fall Out Boy!