How Arlo Guthrie’s Arrest Inspired the Thanksgiving Classic ‘Alice’s Restaurant’
It all started with an offer to clear out the garbage, bottles, paper and building supplies piled in an old church.
When Elton John Jammed With Leon Russell at Fillmore East
In the decades that followed, one became a superstar while the other found a rockier career path.
How Harry Nilsson Helped Make ‘Midnight Cowboy’ a Film Classic
This was one of the earliest movies to include pop tunes as background music.
The Day Paul McCartney Married Linda Eastman
That sound you heard was a million Beatles fans' hearts breaking.
Canned Heat Says They Got Left Behind by GEICO’s ‘Going Up the Country’ Ad
"Going Up the Country" is used in a commercial for GEICO, but Canned Heat isn't seeing any of the royalties.
How the Beatles Formed Northern Songs Publishing Company
Only later did the band realize how little control they had over their own music.
The Story of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Graduate': ‘Schmuck! This Is Your Soundtrack!’
Needing a fourth song to complete things, Paul Simon pulled out an unfinished tune then called "Mrs. Roosevelt."
45 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Stage Benefit Concert for Nicaragua Earthquake Victims
The Rolling Stones lifted their unofficial ban on doing benefit concerts on Jan. 18, 1973, when they performed to aid the earthquake victims of Nicaragua.
When Elton John Remade ‘Candle in the Wind’ for Princess Diana
He said that the performance of "Candle in the Wind 1997" at her funeral would be the last.
When the Beatles Signed Their First Contract With Brian Epstein
They were one of the most popular bands in Liverpool, but still desperate to find a manager.