Rockers love to record media name check songs because they can settle scores, or even get the last word when criticized by snotty newspaper reporters. And sometimes artists will drop a TV news anchor's name into a tune to convey that something is an important event.
Space songs blasted off in the 1960s, when psychedelic rockers used cosmic lyrics and the ethereal sounds of synthesizers, electronic organs and otherworldly sound effects to take us to the final frontier
Known as “The Church of Rock of Roll,” the Fillmore East opened its doors in New York’s East Village 45 years ago on March 8, 1968. For the next three years, the 3,600-seat theater built in 1926 would host the cream of rock royalty: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and the Doors all appeared on its stage.
In 1972, the infectious strumming riff that opened ‘Listen to the Music’ introduced fans to the uniquely American sound of the Doobie Brothers. Their blend of rock and R&B produced a string of hits throughout the next decade. At age 40, ‘Listen to the Music’ remains a classic rock radio staple and the Doobies -- with founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons -- still maintain a busy tour schedule.