A couple of weeks ago, our Never Number One feature about [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gerry Rafferty[/lastfm]‘s “Baker Street” noted that the song spent six weeks at #2 without ever getting to #1. But that’s not the longest […]
Valentine’s Day sent us scurrying to the reference books in search of chart singles containing the word “heart.” Here’s our special report.
Talk about bad timing: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Karen Carpenter[/lastfm] came along about 20 years too late.
The year is 1974. I am 14 years old, growing up in a lily-white farm community in southern Wisconsin. Yet every Saturday, I can be found up in my room, tuned to Soul Train. I […]
In 1974, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elton John[/lastfm] took “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. That summer, an 11-year-old fan heard the song and never forgot it. Eleven years later, […]
Although [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Suzi Quatro[/lastfm] was from Detroit, she was never as big a star in the States as she was in the UK, where for a stretch of the 1970s, her records were guaranteed hits. Her […]
Twenty-five years ago this week, rock journeyman [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Billy Vera[/lastfm] finally hit it big, thanks to a TV show that featured one of his old songs.
If the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Grateful Dead[/lastfm] were a tree, its offshoots would be many. One that’s occasionally overlooked is [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]New Riders of the Purple Sage[/lastfm].
Today, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Clarence Clemons[/lastfm] would have turned 70. In his honor we present five fun facts about the Big Man.
The people at Mental Floss put out another great list last week, of the 25 Most Powerful Songs of the Past 25 Years. These are songs that changed the world in some way, and one […]