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History of the Music Video Genre: The Term "Music Videos"

Soundies, the term music video is created, and The Beatles. Part three of an ongoing series. Part 2 in the series: History of the Music Video Genre: The 1920s… 337 more words

This Day in Music History - May 13th

Here is a glance of what happened in music history.

1970, The world premiere of The Beatles film ‘Let It Be’ took place in New York City. 367 more words


1950's: Artists, Songs, Thoughts

One of the earliest music styles that I like is that of the 1950s. It was a time of great change with WWII and segregation happening it is no wonder why music too was changing greatly. 237 more words


song of the day - “La Bamba” | LOS LOBOS | 1987.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  While I am presently unaware of any 80s songs about the celebration of the Mexican Army’s triumph over the French at the Battle of Puebla on this date in 1862, I thought this fantastic cover of the popular Mexican folk song would fit the bill. 438 more words


2016: The Year The Music Died?

Do you remember the day the music died? Don McLean wrote a song about it (American Pie) using it as part of a larger metaphor about the 1960’s ‘loss of innocence’. 344 more words


The Famous Ritchie Valens Flip Coin

February 3 marks the anniversary of the day Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, and Ritchie Valens perished in a plane crash. You probably know the general outline of “the day the music died.” In early 1959, … 194 more words

Buddy Holly

BUDDY HOLLY (1936 – 1959)

American Musician

Holly was a major figure in the early Rock n Roll scene. He was killed in a plane crash at 22 years of age, along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. 55 more words