The Day the Beatles Played Their Final TV Show
In the mid-'60s, the BBC's Top of the Pops was destination viewing for British rock fans.
That Time John Lennon and Frank Zappa Jammed at the Fillmore East
In the last days of New York's Fillmore East, John Lennon and Yoko Ono joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention onstage after the Mothers' set.
40 Years Ago: Steely Dan Pull Off ‘The Royal Scam’
Steely Dan's fifth album, 'The Royal Scam,' was released on May 31, 1976.
Revisiting the Beatles’ Final Scheduled U.K. Concert
NME's Annual Poll Winners concert on May 1, 1966 was the last time the Beatles played a scheduled concert in the U.K.
That Time the Beatles’ Solo Singles All Hit the Charts
For two weeks in 1971, the Billboard Hot 100 had a sort-of Beatles reunion.
‘It Was Raw': The Story of the Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing’
The visceral power of the Troggs' "Wild Thing" drove the song to No. 1 a few months after its release in April 1966.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’ Controversial ‘Brown Sugar’
The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar" is a stew of forbidden topics: Slavery, rape and interracial sex are just a partial list.
Revisiting Bob Dylan’s First Major Show
Soon after Bob Dylan arrived in New York City in January 1961, the young folk singer performed for loose change at Greenwich Village "basket houses" like the Café Wha? and the Gaslight Café.
40 Years Ago: ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ Hits No. 1 but Spells Disaster for Peter Frampton
'Frampton Comes Alive' reached No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart on April 10, 1976.
How Beatles Began ‘Revolver’ Sessions With ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
The Beatles began the 'Revolver' sessions on April 6, 1966 by starting work on the song that became "Tomorrow Never Knows."