The Rolling Stones had one heck of a decade in the '70s. They started with one of their all-time greats -- 1971's 'Sticky Fingers' -- and then ended it with another classic, 1978's 'Some Girls.' The latter record helped save the band after a few years of roc
For those who have chosen rock 'n' roll as their religion, the Top 10 Beatles Lyrics are like Bible quotes – not that anyone would ever compare the band with Jesus. Through their music, the Fab Four parceled out little bits of wisdom:
Ray Davies and the Kinks were so wildly creative in their time, they’re considered godfathers of punk, metal, Britpop, indie rock and more, thanks to the band's music. But the band's frontman is also a great storyteller. No less a songsmith than Pete Townshend has credited his o
Simon & Garfunkel rose to prominence in the mid-'60s as part of the folk-rock movement, but by the time the duo ended their run in 1970, they had created a body of work that touched on pop, rock, country, gospel and world music. Their clean productions and pristine vocal harmonies made their recor
Bob Dylan isn’t a fixture on the commencement-address circuit, but if he ever wanted an easy paycheck, he could begin with this list of the Top 10 Bob Dylan Lyrics. Any graduation speaker can quote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ or ‘Forever Young’ as a space-filler when they talk to the class of 2000-and-whenever
‘Sultans of Swing’ was both the first single from Dire Straits’ debut album and a revealing first-person account of the average working band’s hardscrabble, often thankless existence playing British pubs during the '70s. It’s only fitting, therefore, that Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler was inspired to write the tune in a pub, pint in hand, whilst watching just one such band calling themselves – you guessed it – the Sultans of Swing.
Arguably, no heavy metal singer wielded greater influence over the length and breadth of heavy metal’s long history than the sorely missed Ronnie James Dio. Now, now, don't get worked up! Simple math tells us this is so, by
It's tough separating Talking Heads' lyrics from their music. After all, they were famous for their innovative use of rhythm, and brought African and other musical ideas from around the world long before Paul Simon and other pop stars got there. But even as they became global-music stars, slipping polyr
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